Last Minute Notice from CMS – SNF/LTC Open Door Forum This Afternoon: April 23, 2019

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

CMS just sent out this notification via email:


This is the agenda and information posted just this morning, about 1 hour ago, on the SNF/LTC Open Door Forum website (I’ve highlighted and bolded the date, time and phone number as well as the Conference ID):

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

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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

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

Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

I. Opening Remarks

  • Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)
  • Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

II.Announcements & Updates

  • Fiscal Year 2020 SNF PPS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Announcement our May SNF QRP training event
    – REGISTRATION OPEN – SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, May 7 and 8, 2019.
    – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on May 7 and 8, 2019, in Kansas City, MO. See the SNF Quality Reporting Training webpage for details.
  • PBJ Update
    – Policy Questions should be sent to
    – Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to:
    – PBJ Website:

III. Open Q&A





This Open Door Forum is open to everyone, but 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 Thank you.

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Conference ID: 6593324

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: 6593324

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

Were you unable to attend the recent Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) ODF call? We encourage you to visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the most recent Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) ODF call. Please allow up to three weeks to get both the audio and transcript posted to: Thank you.