CMS to Offer a Special Open Door Forum: The Impact Act and Improving Care Coordination

Lisa Volk

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Special Open Door Forum:

The IMPACT Act and Improving Care Coordination

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2:00 -3:00 pm Eastern Time

Conference Call Only


The purpose of this Special Open Door Forum (SODF) is to provide information and solicit feedback pertaining to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the IMPACT Act). The IMPACT Act mandates the standardization of patient assessment data across post-acute care settings including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Long Term Care Hospitals in order to improve quality of care and quality of life.

This SODF will offer discussion on the goals of the IMPACT Act, the expected outcomes of the Act, and potential roles post-acute care providers can play in improving coordinated care. This SODF will serve as a platform to update providers, consumers, stakeholders, researchers, and advocates alike on the work around the IMPACT Act and to solicit input on the ways the IMPACT Act can help you improve care coordination.

We invite questions, comments, and ideas from providers, patients, consumers, researchers, and advocates in advance or during the Forum.

Please submit questions, comments, and ideas to:

Click here for the presentation.

We look forward to your participation.

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:

Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935

Conference ID #: 74951666


Note: 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.

A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at for downloading under downloads section as well as the IMPACT Act Downloads and Videos webpage.

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Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15