CMS Special Open Door Forum – A Deep Dive for Providers on Balance Billing Under the No Surprises Act

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

The next CMS Special Open Door Forum will be a deep dive for providers on the balance billing provisions of the No Surprises Act

Date:  Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern Time (ET)

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

Conference Leaders: Eugene Freund, MD, MSPH and Elyse Mowle, PhD

Please send questions in advance with the Subject Line “Questions for 1/26 Open Door Forum” to We may not be able to answer all questions individually but will incorporate them into future communications, FAQs and guidance.

Resources: You can find the slide deck for this talk at, which is on  Also see


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: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 5109694

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: 1-800-308-7855

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-800-308-7855 and entering the Conference Passcode beginning 1 hours after the call has ended. The recording is available until January 28, 2022, 11:59PM ET.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at

Were you unable to attend the recent ODF call? We encourage you to visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the most recent Special ODF call. Please allow up to three weeks to get both the audio and transcript posted to:

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