CMS Open Door Forum – January 26 2016

CMS provided an Open Door Forum on January 26, 2016 with the following agenda:

I. Opening Remarks

Chair – Tiffany Swygert (Center for Medicare)
Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

II. Announcements & Updates

• Introduction of the Hospital Overall Quality Star Rating on Hospital Compare

• Medical Review of Short-stay Hospital Claims (https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-systems/monitoringprograms/medicare-ffs-compliance-programs/medicalreview/inpatienthospitalreviews.html )

• Recovery Audit Program Enhancements

o https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-andSystems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-CompliancePrograms/Recovery-Audit-Program/Future-Changes.html

• Announcement of Public Comment Periods for Beneficiary Protection Notices

o https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing-Items/CMS-R- 193.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLFilter=important%20mes sage&DLSort=1&DLSortDir=descending

• Announcement regarding Timing of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Implementation Announcement

• Off-Campus Provider Based Department “PO” Modifier

• Use of Certain Drug Screening Codes under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System

• Wage Index Public Use Files

III. Open Q&A

No transcript will be provided. The recording was only posted for 48 hours and is now no longer available from CMS.

Playback the audio:

 

Download the MP3 Recording of the Call

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