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CMS to Hold Open Door Forum to Discuss Recent Changes to the Medicare Part B Payment Policy

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (2:00-3:00 pm EST), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be holding an Open Door Forum for stakeholders in the healthcare community to call in and discuss the recent changes to the Medicare Part B payment policy in light of recently issued CMS Ruling. The CMS Ruling allows for hospitals to submit a Part B claim when a Part A inpatient claim is denied as not reasonable and necessary.

Tuesday’s Open Door Forum will be conference call only. To participate by phone, dial 1-800-837-1935 and reference conference ID: 78861443. 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 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. The number for Encore is 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 78861443.