CMS Open Door Forum Call TODAY, March 6, 2014

Hayden Parker


The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:  


Date:  Thursday, March 6, 2014

Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);

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


Conference Leaders: Jeanette Kranacs & Jill Darling


**This Agenda is Subject to Change** 


I. Opening Remarks

Chair – Jeanette Kranacs (Center for Medicare)

Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)


II. Announcements & Updates


  • MDS Provider Training Announcement 
  • MDS Manual Update 
  • Emergency Preparedness Proposed Rule

     o   A link to the Federal Register for individuals to view the proposed regulation:


     o   A link to for individuals to submit comments on the regulation:!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=cms-2013-0269;fp=true;ns=true


III. Open Q&A


**Next ODF: April 17, 2014**




Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.


To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 71246266.

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.


Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 71246266.

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID. Encores for ODFs held on Thursdays can be accessed the following Monday. The recording is available for 3 business days.