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 ( )

• Recovery Audit Program Enhancements


• Announcement of Public Comment Periods for Beneficiary Protection Notices

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• 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.

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Download the MP3 Recording of the Call

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