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CMS Schedules SNF Open Door Forum for Aug. 4th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has scheduled a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Open Door Forum for Thurs., Aug. 4th from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. The agenda is largely oriented toward items included in the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule, including the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and the Value-Based Purchasing Program as well as the Request for Information regarding staffing and other non-financial issues addressed by the Rule. Agenda items include QRP Reconsiderations and Public Reporting as well as the transition of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) to the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES).

No advance registration is required, but participants may want to dial in 15 minutes in advance to 1-888-455-1397 and use Conference Passcode 5109694. For those unable to attend, an instant replay will be available at 1-866-373-9229; no passcode is needed. (Instant Replay begins one hour after the call has ended. The recording expires on Sat., Aug. 6th at 11:59 p.m. ET.) Those with advance questions are encouraged to submit them to SNF_LTCODF-L@cms.hhs.gov.

Participants may want to review the latest on SNF PPS here; PBJ info is here.

Contact: Darius Kirstein, dkirstein@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8841