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Mark next SNF/LTC Open Door Forum on your calendar

The next CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum (ODF) is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET, to discuss the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published in April. The ANPRM solicits comments on potential options CMS may consider for revising certain aspects of the existing SNF PPS payment methodology to improve its accuracy, based on the results of the SNF Payment Models Research (SNF PMR) project. In particular, CMS is seeking comments on the possibility of replacing the SNF PPS’ existing case-mix classification model, the Resource Utilization Groups, Version 4 (RUG-IV), with a new model, the Resident Classification System, Version I (RCS-I).

The comment deadline was recently extended from June 26 to August 25.

To participate in the ODF by phone, Dial: 1-800-837-1935 and use Reference Conference ID: 59210235

The next ODF is scheduled for August 3 (date subject to change).