CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

This is an Open Door Forum you don’t want to miss. The agenda shows a jam-packed meeting with lots of announcements on the just-released proposed changes to the case-mix classification system as well as information on other proposed changes, the 2019 SNF PPS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the PBJ update and upcoming SNF QRP provider training.

Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)

Phone: 1-800-837-1935

Reference Conference ID: 32664331

Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.

Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks

Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)

Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

  1. Announcements & Updates
  • Fiscal Year 2019 SNF PPS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

III. Open Q&A

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Next ODF: TBD

Mailbox: SNF_LTCODF-L@cms.hhs.gov

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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: 32664331

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: 32664331

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 2 business days.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

**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.gov.

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.**