CMS Schedules Next SNF/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, September 19, 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**

  1. Opening Remarks

Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)

Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

  1. Announcements & Updates

*PDPM Update

*PBJ Update

*Policy Questions should be sent to: NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov

*Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to: NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov

*PBJ Website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html

* CMS-6058-FC Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process

*SNF QRP resource update

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 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 Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 4676500

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.

Instant Replay: 1-866-460-3230; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-460-3230. Instant Replay begins 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires September 23, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

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

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: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html

Thank you