The next CMS Safety-Net Providers Open Door Forum is scheduled for:
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017;
Start Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST);
Please dial-in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.
Conference Leaders: Rita Vandivort-Warren, Corinne Axelrod & Jill Darling
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
Chair – Rita Vandivort-Warren, HRSA, Office of Policy Analysis
Co-Chair- Corinne Axelrod, Centers for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling, CMS Office of Communications
Announcements & Updates
- 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Update
- Care Management in RHCs and FQHCs
- New Direction - CMS Innovation Center Request for Information (RFI)
- The request for information and instructions regarding submission of comments are available at https://innovation.cms.gov/
initiatives/direction through November 20, 2017
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next ODF: TBA
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.
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: 61382433
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: 61382433
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/
The Provider Ombudsman for the New Medicare Card serves as a CMS resource for the provider community. The Ombudsman will ensure that CMS hears, understands, and resolves any implementation problems experienced by clinicians, hospitals, suppliers and other providers. Dr. Eugene Freund will be serving in this position. He will also communicate about the New Medicare Card to providers, and collaborate with CMS components to develop solutions to any implementation problems that arise. To reach the Ombudsman, contact: NMCProviderQuestions@cms.hhs.
The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman and CMS staff will address inquiries from Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives through existing inquiry processes. Visit Medicare.gov for information on how the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman can help you.