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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Open Door Forum May 12

CCSQ will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) to allow patients, families, caregivers, patient advocacy groups, disabled groups, low-income health patients, other consumers and interested parties to ask questions on The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (commonly called the IMPACT Act) and standardizing the assessment of patients across post-acute care settings of Skilled nursing facilities, Home Health Agencies, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Long Term Care Hospitals to improve quality of care and quality of life.

The purpose of this SODF call is to allow patients, families, caregivers, patient advocacy groups, disabled groups, low-income health patients, other consumers and interested parties to provide information and to solicit feedback on the introduction of The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (commonly called the IMPACT Act) and standardizing the assessment of patients across post-acute care settings to improve quality of care and quality of life. This Special Open Door Forum will provide background on the IMPACT Act, The IMPACT Act website, and other important consumer information in assessing patients in the post-acute care setting. We invite questions from patients, families, consumers and consumer advocates in advance, or during the forum.

Please submit questions PACQualityInitiative@cms.hhs.gov

The slides will be posted to the IMPACT Act Downloads & Videos webpage at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Post-Acute-Care-Quality-Initiatives/IMPACT-Act-of-2014/IMPACT-Act-Downloads-and-Videos.html

Thursday, May 12, 2016

2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time

Conference Call Only

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:

Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800 837-1935

Conference ID #: 77707137