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:

 

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-27/pdf/2013-30724.pdf

 

     o   A link to regulations.gov for individuals to submit comments on the regulation:

     http://www.regulations.gov/#!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=cms-2013-0269;fp=true;ns=true

 

III. Open Q&A

 

**Next ODF: April 17, 2014**

 

Mailbox: SNF_LTCODF-L@cms.hhs.gov

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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.