Upcoming CMS Open Door Forum

The next CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Start Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time (ET)

Please log on at least 15 minutes before call start time.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks
    Chair – Joseph Brooks (Center for Medicare)
    Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)
  2. Announcements & Updates
  • FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH Final Rule
    • IPPS Payment Updates
    • LTCH Payment Updates
    • Wage Index Proposals
    • REH GME Proposal
    • New Technology Add-on Payment Proposals
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Physician-Owned Hospital Proposal
    • Quality Updates
    • Hospital VBP Updates
  • FY 2024 IPF PPS Final Rule
  • HCAHPS Podcast Now Available – Updates to HCAHPS Survey Mode Adjustments
  • Hospital OPD Prior Authorization – Facet Joint Interventions

3. Open Q&A


Next CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum: TBD

ODF EMAIL MAILBOX:  Hospital_ODF@cms.hhs.gov


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.

NEW and UPDATED Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:

This call will be a Zoom webinar with registration and login instructions below.

To participate by webinar:

Register in advance for this webinar here.

    Webinar ID: 160 121 2402

    Passcode: 860132

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You may also add the webinar to your calendar using the drop-down arrow on the “Webinar Registration Approved” webpage after registering. Although the ODFs are now a Zoom webinar, we will only use the audio function, no need for cameras to be on.

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.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

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. Both the webinar recording and transcript will be posted to: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. CMS provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible formats. Click here for more information. This will point partners to our CMS.gov version of the “Accessibility & Nondiscrimination notice” page. Thank you.