The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Start Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time (ET)
Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.

Conference Leaders: Carol Blackford, John Hammarlund and Jill Darling.

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

Opening Remarks

Chair- Carol Blackford, (CM)

Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office

Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications

  1. Announcements & Updates
  • RHC HCPCS Coding Update
  • Critical Access Hospital Necessary Provider Designation Documentation
  1. Open Q&A


Next ODF: April 14, 2016


Open Door Forum Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

  1. To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 38296329

Persons participating by phone are not required to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired.  For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

Encore:  1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 38296329

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID. Encores for ODFs held on Thursdays can be accessed the following Monday. The recording is available for 3 business days.

For ODF schedule updates & E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at


Jennifer Starkey
Executive Director
North Carolina Chapter, ACS
324 S Wilmington St, #235
Raleigh, NC 27601
(877) 859-4561
Fax: (877) 835-5798