CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum, November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM

  • Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Start Time: 2- 3 PM Eastern Time (ET)

Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.

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

**Agenda is Subject to Change**

Opening Remarks

  • Co-Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (Center for Medicare)
  • Co-Chair- John Hammarlund, Deputy Director Local Engagement and Administration, OPOLE
  • Moderator- Jill Darling, Office of Communications

Announcements & Updates

  • Opening Remarks- Jonathan Blum, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator / Chief Operating Officer
  • COVID-19 Omnibus Vaccine Rule (IFC-6)
  • (CY) 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Final Rule updates
  • CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule updates
  • CY 2022 ESRD Prospective Payment System

Open Q&A


Next ODF: TBD Email:


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

Open Door Forum 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 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: 1-866-501-0086; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-501-0086. Instant Replay begins 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires November 20, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

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