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HRSA Announcement: Special Open Door Forum

03/31/10  Online

Changes in Conditions of Participation Requirements and Payment Provisions for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers Proposed Rule.

On Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, CMS held a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to review specific provisions of "Changes in Conditions of Participation Requirements and Payment Provisions for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Proposed Rule." Topics covered on the call included: (1) Location Requirements and Exception Criteria; (2) Staffing, Waivers; and Contracts, (3) Payment Issues, and (4) Health, Safety, and Quality.

This Open Door Forum may be of interest to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, as well as organizations that work with them.

An audio recording of this Special Forum will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website and will be accessible for downloading beginning August 12, 2008.

The comment period for this rule ends on August 26, 2008 (see the Federal Register, volume 73, page 36696, June 27, 2008, for instructions on submitting comments for the proposed rule).