CMS forum to be web-streamed

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The popular Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forums will be moving to a web-streaming format.

CMS representative Gregory Price said via conference call at Thursday's SNF forum that the next forum — on Thursday, Jan. 19 — would be web-streamed. There will be a registration process for participants.

In January, CMS also anticipates publishing an update to the MDS manual. A CMS official said that update does not have “a whole lot of significant changes” and that the agency will not be switching the page numbers.

For those looking for guidance on the MDS, CMS will hold its 2012 MDS National Conference twice. The first session will be March 6 and 7, and the second one March 8 and 9, both at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis. Conference registration will close Dec. 30. For more info, click here.

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