The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.
Conference Leaders: Valerie Miller and Jill Darling
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
I. Opening Remarks
Chair-Valerie Miller (CM)
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
II. Announcements & Updates
III. Open Q&A
- CR 10323 Ambulance Inflation Factor for CY 2018 and Productivity Adjustment announcement
- Expiration of Temporary Add-on Payments for Urban, Rural, and Super Rural Ground Ambulance Services announcement
- Update on Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance
- CY 2018 Ambulance Fee Schedule Public Use File
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next Ambulance Open Door Forum: TBA
***NEW EMAIL: AMBULANCEODF@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.
Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 61764351
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: 61764351
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/
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