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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program
Thursday, June 12, 2014
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
The purpose of this SODF is to provide updated data collection and submission information to LTCH providers for the FY 2016 and FY 2017 payment update determination.
The most recent updates to the LTCHQR Program were published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2014 (Vol.79, No. 94), which is available at the following link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
FR-2014-05-15/pdf/2014-10067. pdf . We will cover the data collection and reporting requirements, time frames, and submission deadlines for the FY 2016 and FY 2017 payment update determinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be presenting on the measure Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (NQF #0431), and will be present to field questions about this measure as well. In addition to this, during the SODF, CMS will present a select number of frequently asked questions and answers related to the quality measures, data collection and submission mechanisms and invite questions and comments from stakeholders.
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 34386738
Note: 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.
The Power Point presentation that will be used for this SODF will be posted prior to the SODF on the LTCH Quality Reporting Program Training webpage available at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/LTCH- Quality-Reporting/LTCH- Quality-Reporting-Training. html.
Please also note that the final version of the LTCHQR Program Manual (v 2.0) and provider training materials are available for download at the LTCH Quality Reporting Program website (http://cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/LTCH- Quality-Reporting/index.html). This manual and provider training materials contain the necessary instruction/direction for submitting the LTCH CARE Data Set (LCDS) (version 2.01), which will become active as of July 1, 2014.
Please continue to visit the CMS LTCH Quality Reporting Program website (http://cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/LTCH- Quality-Reporting/index.html )
A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website athttp://www.cms.gov/
OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_ SpecialODF.asp for downloading.
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