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Nursing Home Open Door Forum Scheduled for Aug. 8th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host the next Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Open Door Forum on Thurs., Aug. 8th from 2 to 3 p.m. The agenda includes updates on the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule; Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) data submission; and CMS contractors that handle discharge appeals, quality complaints, and immediate advocacy for Medicare patients and families. The updates will be followed by a question and answer session. To participate by phone, dial 1-888-455-1397 and enter conference passcode 9375124.

Those interested in hearing the discussion but not able to participate at the scheduled time may listen to an encore presentation for three days following the call by dialing the instant replay number, 1-203-369-3586, and entering conference passcode 1234. Several weeks after the call, an archive version will be made available on the CMS Podcast and Transcripts webpage.