martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

Rural Health Open Door Forum Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, November 20, 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
  •  Home Health PPS CY 2015 final rule (changes to the face to face encounter and the therapy visit requirements)
  • ESRD PPS CY 2015 final rule – (Market Basket changes and clarifications to the low volume payment adjustment)
  • CAH Posting Announcement
  •  EHR Reminder Announcement

IV.   Open Q&A

**Next ODF: TBA**
Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.

1. To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 44425607.
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: 44425607.
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID. Encores for ODFs held on Thursdays can be accessed the following Monday. The recording is available for 3 business days.

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

Thank you.

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