The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Start Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm 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**
- Opening Remarks
- Chair- Carol Blackford, (CM)
Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office
Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications
- Announcements & Updates
- Clinical Lab Fee Schedule and Implementation of Section 216(a) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA)
- Open Q&A
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next ODF: June 1, 2017
***NEW Rural Health ODF email: RuralHealthODF@cms.hhs.gov***
This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.
UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-
and-Education/Outreach/ OpenDoorForums/ PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Please allow a week or so to get it posted. Thank you.
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: 57728700
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: 57728700
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 and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/