martes, 13 de mayo de 2014

Rural Health Open Door Forum Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Start Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.

Conference Leaders: Carol Blackford, John Hammarlund and Jill Darling.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

    I. Opening Remarks
   II. Chair- Carol Blackford, Center for Medicare
Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office
Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications

  III. Announcements & Updates 
  • White House Rural Council – Update from Doug McKalip, Senior Advisor to the President on Rural Affairs
  • Final Rule - Regulatory Provisions for CAHs, RHCs and FQHCs to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction
To view the final rule, please visit

  IV. Open Q&A

**Next ODF: June 26, 2014**
Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 71136304.
Persons participating by phone are not required to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired.  For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

Encore:  1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 71136304.
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID. This recording will be accessible beginning 2 hours after the ODF and expires after 2 business days.

For ODF schedule updates & E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at

Thank you.

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