Upcoming CMS Open Door Forum

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Start Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time (ET) Please log in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time

Conference Leaders: Heather Grimsley, John Hammarlund, and Jill Darling

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Deputy Director Local Engagement and Administration, OPOLE
    2. Co-Chair- Heather Grimsley, Acting Director, Provider Billing Group, Center for Medicare
    3. Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications
  2. Announcements & Updates
  1. Open Q&A



Email: RuralHealthODF@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.

Register in advance for this webinar:


Meeting ID: 160 823 4591

Passcode: 200020

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.

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 Rural Health ODF call? We encourage you to visit our CMS Podcasts and Transcript webpage where you can listen and view the most recent Rural Health ODF call. Both the webinar recording and transcript will be posted to: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Thank you.

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