CMS to host national conference call focusing on assessments, billing and other top long-term care issues


The next federal "Open Door Forum" for skilled nursing and long-term care operators takes place at 1 p.m. Thursday. Regulators say they hope to address MDS 3.0, billing, website and ENCORE issues. The monthly hour-long calls are hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and are open to all interested stakeholders. Those who want to listen in or ask a question should dial (800) 837-1935 and give reference number 27269788. Officials recommend calling in about 15 minutes early in order to ensure hearing the start of the session.