The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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
- Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
- Section 50203(a) – Extension of certain ground ambulance add-on payments
- Section 50203(b) – Requiring ground ambulance providers of services and suppliers to submit cost and other information
- Section 53108 – Payment reduction for non-emergency ESRD ambulance transports
- Ambulance and HHA moratoria extension
III. Open Q&A
**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: 31612304
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: 31612304
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID beginning 2 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 3 business days.
For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/
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