CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

August 31, 2-3PM EDT

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


**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Acting Chair – Emily Forrest (Center for Medicare)
    2. Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)
  2. Announcements & Updates
    1. FY 2022 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule
    2. IPPS Payment Updates
    3. LTCH Payment Updates
    4. Implementing Legislation Imputed Rural Floor
    5. Market-Based MS-DRG Data Collection / Policy Repeal
    6. Medicare Shared Savings Program Changes
    7. Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Update
    8. Hospital Quality Updates
  3. Open Q&A
    1. COVID-19 related questions are welcome

ODF Email Mailbox:

Open Door Participation Instructions

This call will be Conference Call Only.

  • To participate by phone:
    • Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468
  • 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.
  • Instant Replay: 1-866-347-5805, Conference ID: No Passcode Needed
    • Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-347-5805 beginning 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires after September 2, 2021, 11:59 ET.

Were you unable to attend the recent Hospital ODF call?

We encourage you to visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the most recent Hospital ODF call.

Please allow up to three weeks to get both the audio and transcript. CMS provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible formats. Click here for more information. This will point partners to our version of the “Accessibility & Nondiscrimination notice” page. Thank you.

Visit our website for ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration.

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