The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time (ET)


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

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Start Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm 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.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Co-Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (Center for Medicare)
    2. Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Deputy Director Local Engagement and Administration,  OPOLE
    3. Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications
  1. Announcements & Updates
  • CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities
  • OPPS Final Rule: Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and CAH CoP changes
  • REH Payment Policies
  • Updates to OPPS and ASC payment rates
  • Update on the CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment Rate Update Final Rule
  • CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule NPRM Final Updates
  • Issues impacting RHCs under the Physician Fee Schedule
  1. Open Q&A



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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 P[email protected]. Thank you.

Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

  1. To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 5109694

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: 1-800-513-1169; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

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