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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct the hospital/quality initiative open door forum (ODF) tomorrow, September 6, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Some of the agenda topics for the call include:

  • FY 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Final Rule:
    • IPPS Payment Updates
    • LTCH Payment Updates
    • Wage Index Proposals
    • Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Proposal
    • New Technology Add-on Payment Proposals
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Physician-Owned Hospital Proposal
    • Quality Updates
    • Hospital Value-Based Payment (VBP) Updates
  • FY 2024 IPF PPS Final Rule
  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (HCAHPS) Podcast Now Available — Updates to HCAHPS Survey Mode Adjustments
  • Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) Prior Authorization — Facet Joint Interventions

NEW and UPDATED Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:
This call will be a Zoom webinar. To participate by webinar, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar ID: 160 121 2402
Passcode: 860132

Note that, although the ODFs are now a Zoom webinar, we will only use the audio function. There is no need for cameras to be on.