Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum


The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the nursing home industry generally. The types of issues that come up during this forum are often related to the Minimum Data Set, SNF Consolidated Billing, the roles and responsibilities of different SNF, NF or LTC professional staff under CMS regulations, clarifications of issues that are covered during a survey and certification process, and the many rules and requirements under which different related services can be payable. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.


**Updated January 18, 2022- The proposed updated agenda for the next Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC), Open Door Forum scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 2:00pm - 3:00pmET is as follows: Announcements & Updates-  


PBJ Submission reminder (Policy Questions should be sent to NHStaffing@cms.hhs.govTechnical Issues/Questions should be sent to iqies@cms.hhs.govPBJ Website:; Public Reporting Updates on the January 2022 Refresh announcement; MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 15.0 announcement;​​​​ Open Q&A. If you wish to participate, dial 1-888-455-1397. Conference ID: 5109694. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.

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