Monday, May 1, 2017

CMS Open Door Forum is Thursday, May 4

 Dan Ciolek

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for this Thursday, May 4, 2017.  It will begin at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).  The call will be led by Todd Smith and Jill Darling.


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

I. Opening Remarks
Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)
Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)
II. Announcements & Updates
FY 2018 SNF PPS Proposed Rule
General Update
Quality Reporting Program
Value Based Purchasing
FY 2018 SNF Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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
Link to S&C memo for PBJ update:  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-25.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=2&DLSortDir=descending  
III. Open Q&A **DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next ODF: June 22, 2017
Mailbox: SNF_LTCODF-L@cms.hhs.gov

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.

This call will be Conference Call Only. Please dial in 15 minutes before the start time.

To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 58669897
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.


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

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