The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.
Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
I. Opening Remarks
Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)
Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)
II. Announcements & Updates
- FY 2018 SNF PPS Proposed Rule
- General Update
- Quality Reporting Program
- Value Based Purchasing
- FY 2018 SNF Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- PBJ Update
- Policy Questions should be sent to: NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov
- Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to: NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.
- PBJ Website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/ NursingHomeQualityInits/ Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ. html
- Link to S&C memo for PBJ update: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Provider-Enrollment-and- Certification/ SurveyCertificationGenInfo/ Policy-and-Memos-to-States- and-Regions-Items/Survey-and- Cert-Letter-17-25.html?DLPage= 1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=2& DLSortDir=descending
III. Open Q&A **DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next ODF: June 22, 2017
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 Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 58669897
Persons participating by phone do not need 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: 58669897Encore 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/
OpenDoorForums/. Thank you.