CMS has scheduled a series of provider calls in February and March on the following topics:

  • February 3: Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy model to be implemented in March in Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey.
  • February 4: Special Door Forum on the introduction of star ratings on Dialysis Facility Compare.
  • February 5: Special Open Door Forum on the planned addition of star ratings to the Home Health Compare website.
  • February 18: National provider call on payment of chronic care management services under the 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule.
  • February 26: National provider call on ICD-10 implementation and Medicare testing.
  • March 10: National provider call on National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) standards.