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Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

November 30, 2016

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Comparing the Community Benefit Spending of CAHs to Other Rural & Urban Hospitals

November 30, 2016

The ACA increased focus on the safety net role of tax-exempt hospitals, specifically on their charity care and other community benefit policies and activities, by amending portions of the IRS tax code which clarified and expanded hospital charity care obligations and community benefit reporting requirements.

In a previous paper, we reported on the charity care, uncompensated care, and bad debt activities of CAHs. Our latest policy brief expands on that work by examining variations in the types and levels of hospital charity care, other community benefit spending, and community-building activities across Critical Access (CAH), other rural, and urban hospitals.
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Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

November 30, 2016

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Rural Health Information Hub

November 30, 2016

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The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for:

November 30, 2016

The next CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date:  Thursday, December 1, 2016
Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.
Conference Leaders: Dr. William Rogers, Valerie Miller and Jill Darling

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks

Chair – Dr. William Rogers (OC)
Co-Chair-Valerie Miller (CM)
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)

  1. Announcements & Updates

III. Open Q&A

  • Staffing Requirements for ALS Transport
  • Update to the Claims Processing Manual pertaining to the SNF Ambulance Transport (CR-9791 and Transmittal code 3620)
  • CY 2017 ambulance inflation factor and productivity adjustment (Change Request 9811)
  • CY 2017 AFS Public Use Files release
  • Expiration date of MACRA provisions

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Next Ambulance Open Door Forum: March 16, 2017

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This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.

UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Please allow a week or so to get it posted. Thank you.

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 44947739

Persons participating by phone do not need 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:  44947739

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 and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

Thank you.

 

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

November 29, 2016

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The next CMS Low Income Health Access Open Door Forum is scheduled for:

November 28, 2016

The next CMS Low Income Health Access Open Door Forum is scheduled for:

Date:  Wednesday November 30, 2016;

Start Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST);

Please dial-in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time.

Conference Leaders: Rita Vandivort-Warren, Corinne Axelrod & Jill Darling

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

Opening Remarks

Chair – Rita Vandivort-Warren, HRSA, Office of Policy Analysis

Co-Chair- Corinne Axelrod, Centers for Medicare

Moderator – Jill Darling, CMS Office of Communications

Announcements & Updates

  • Emergency Preparedness Requirements
  • FQHC Market-Basket
  • Chronic Care Management in RHCs and FQHCs

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Next ODF: TBA

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This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.

UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html. Please allow a week or so to get it posted. Thank you.

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: 44796292

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: 44796292

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID, beginning 2 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires after 2 business days.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/.

Thank you.