SNF Open Door Forum

  • 17 Sep 2015
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Conference call

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:  

Date:  Thursday, September 17, 2015

Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);

Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.

Conference Leaders: Jeanette Kranacs & Susan Gratzer

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

I.   Opening Remarks

Chair – Jeanette Kranacs(Center for Medicare)

Moderator – Susan Gratzer (Office of Communications)

II.   Announcements & Updates

·        Electronic Staffing Data Submission PBJ – Registration Reminder- Lorelei Chapman/Evan Shulman

·        Step 1: Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ Individual, Corporate and Third Party users, if you don’t already have one for other QIES applications ( ) (many users may already have this access for MDS submission).

·        Step 2: Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for CASPER Reporting and PBJ system access ( )

·        Training: PBJ Training Modules for an introduction to the PBJ system and step by step registration instruction are available on QTSO e-University, select the PBJ option

·        Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) – New regulation and Chapter 5 manual revisions- Darlene Fleischmann

·        Nursing Home Strategic Planning Development – Jade Purdue

III. Open Q&A


Next ODF: October 29, 2015



Open Door Participation Instructions:

This call will be Conference Call Only.

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 7000053

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: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 7000053

Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the Conference ID beginning the following Monday. The recording expires after 3 business days.

For ODF schedule updates and E-Mailing List registration, visit our website at

Thank you.


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