CMS revisits templates

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will once again hold a Special Open Door Forum on templates and clinical data elements for respiratory related items this Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.

The agency says the purpose of the forum is to allow physicians, provider and supplier professional associations, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on the most recent draft templates and CDEs that are currently posted on the CMS website. The templates and CDEs are meant to assist with documenting face-to-face encounters, detailed written orders or written orders prior to delivery, and lab test results.

CMS discussed a third draft of the templates and CDEs for oxygen during a Special Open Door Forum* in January 2017. Those drafts included suggested CDEs and visual examples.

Feedback and questions on the most recent drafts can be sent to clinicaltemplates@cms.hhs.gov.

To participate in the forum, dial 1-800-837-1935 and use the conference ID 9796898.