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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Open Door Forum yesterday was pretty much all hospice, all the time (Oasis, payment rates, cost report, cap survey), so you won’t be seeing a story about it in HME News.

CMS schedules special forum on PMD demo


WASHINGTON – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on Aug. 12 to allow DMEPOS suppliers and others to ask questions about the expanding PMD demon.

Special forum to address prior authorization expansion


WASHINGTON – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on June 17 to discuss its plans to expand prior authorizations for PMDs to 12 additional states and to implement prior authorizations for certain DME nationwide.

CMS: ‘There’s no specific proposal at this point’


BALTIMORE – CMS in February began taking public comment on how to expand competitive bidding nationwide, but not on the program itself, officials said during a March 5 Open Door Forum.

CMS offers grace period, providers still exposed


BALTIMORE – CMS has implemented a 120-day grace period for obtaining documentation for CPAP devices and supplies in areas included in Round 2 of competitive bidding, officials announced during an Open Door Forum July 9.

Thanks for the 'update'

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I don’t know how many of you were able to tune in to yesterday’s Electronic Clinical Template Open Door Forum, but here's my take: I’d have to say it was kind of a mixed bag. 


Provide K0005? You’ll need an ATP


BALTIMORE – CMS officials don’t believe their decision to lump in K0005 ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs with complex rehab wheelchairs will have much of an impact on providers.

What were you doing at 2 p.m.?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This afternoon, I was one of 223 listeners to the Open Door Forum.

Who knew the RAC forum was such a hot ticket?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anyone hear this message when they tried to dial into today's Special Open Door Forum on CMS's Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program:

Monster move