April 22: CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

Thursday, April 22, 2-3PM EDT


**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (CM)
    2. Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office
    3. Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications
  2. Announcements & Updates
    1. CHART deadline updates
    2. FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates
    3. FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Proposed Rule Overview
    4. COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment Program
  3. Open Q&A

Email: RuralHealthODF@cms.hhs.gov

Conference Leaders: Ing-Jye Cheng, John Hammarlund and Jill Darling.

Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only. Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.

  • To participate by phone:
    • Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468
    • Persons participating by phone are not required 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: 1-800-283-0668; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed
    • Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-800-283-0668. Instant Replay begins 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires April 24, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

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 Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.

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

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