Today: CMS Skilled/LTC Open Door Forum

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

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:

Date:  Thursday, August 2, 2018

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

Open Door Participation Instructions: This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone: Dial: 1-800-857-1738 & Passcode: 7785347

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: 1-866-463-2177; Passcode: 7785347

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-463-2177and entering the Passcode beginning 1 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 3 business days.

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

Long-Stay Hospitalization Measure – Nursing Home Compare

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.

**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**