Conference Call

Special SNF/LTC Open Door Forum on Wednesday

Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced that a Special Open Door Forum that was originally scheduled for April 17 will now take place from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday (May 7). The purpose of the conference call is to provide updated data collection and reporting requirements about the long-term care hospital quality reporting program, as well as time frames and submission deadlines for the fiscal 2016 and 2017 payment update designations.

Conference call will bring Supreme Court's ruling on healthcare reform into better focus for long-term care


Long-term care stakeholders will learn during a special webcast Tuesday why they should care about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare reform law. Starting at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time), attendees will learn what will happen to provider payment cuts and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services programs, as well as the case-mix index and the Dual Coordination Office. Alan K. Parver, Esq., Shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart will delve into the ramifications for the long-term care sector. Cynthia Morton, the executive vice president for event sponsor the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, will moderate.

CMS to disseminate more info about MDS 3.0, other issues and address questions in conference call

Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a monthly Skilled Nursing/LTC Open Door Forum a week from Thursday (Oct. 20) — not on Oct. 13, as originally announced. It promises to be anything but a run-of-the-mill provider conference call.

Another CMS conference call will absorb overflow of popular MDS 3.0 update session

Overwhelmed by the initial outpouring of long-term care providers wanting to learn more about pending changes to the MDS 3.0 system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host an additional conference call on the subject Thursday. The initial 7,000 telephone lines set up by the government for its Aug. 23 call were quickly snapped up, locking many out. Changes go into effect for fiscal 2012, which begins Oct. 1 this year.

CMS to repeat MDS 3.0 training conference call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced that it will host an additional conference call on Sept. 1 about policy changes to MDS 3.0 for 2012.

Blockbuster provider call Tuesday on 11.1% Medicare payment cut, MDS 3.0 changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a national provider call Tuesday on skilled nursing facility payment changes for 2012 based on the new MDS 3.0 assessment system. Officials have called for an average 11.1% payment cut to providers, causing an uproar in the long-term care community. A huge audience at this government-sponsored call is all but ensured. Pre-registration is necessary by Monday. EDITOR'S NOTE: This session has been filled; federal officials will be coming out shortly with details about another opportunity the afternoon of Sept. 1.

Provider conference call Wednesday to focus on MDS, RUGs, nursing home payment changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host another free conference call Wednesday for providers to learn more about the transition from the RUG-III payment system to RUG-IV. The new MDS 3.0 resident assessment tool and RUG-IV will become effective Oct. 1.

CMS to host call next month on RUG-IV transition for skilled nursing facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Aug. 24 will host a conference call on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Resource Utilization Group-Version 4 (RUG-IV).