CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care Open Door Forum April 13

​​​The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.
Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling​​
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
  1. Opening Remarks: Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)
    1. ​​Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)
  2. Announcements & Updates
    1. MDS v1.18.11 updates
    2. MDS transition to iQIES
    3. PBJ Update
      1. Policy Questions should be sent to
      2. Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to
      3. Five Star Technical User's Guide
      4. PBJ Website:
    4. Overview of the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities
      1. Website:
      2. National Call Center: 1-844-314-1433
      3. email:
      4. COE-NF contact information:
        1. Stacy Hull, Director:
        2. Jacob Berelowitz, Program Manager,
3. Open Q&A



This Open Door Forum is open to everyone, but 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 Thank you.

Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 4325849

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.

Instant Replay: 1- 800-395-7443; Conference Passcode: No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-800-395-7443 Instant Replay begins 1 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires April 15, 2023, 11:59 PM ET

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