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  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Moderator) 
  • Administrative Update   
  • Proposed Requirements of Participation for Nursing Facilities (Toby Edelman)
    • Overview of Proposed Rule – 80 Fed. Reg. 41267 (July 16, 2015)
    • Center’s Draft Comments (now due October 14, 2015)
  • Update on 2016 Part B Premiums and Deductibles (David Lipschutz)
    • Medicare Trustees Report and next steps
  • Access to Care for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (Kata Kertesz)
    • CMS Report: Access to Care Issues Among Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB)
  • Proposed Policy Change on Lower Limb Prostheses (Kathy Holt)
    • Proposed Draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) on Lower Limb Prostheses (DL33787)
    • Center’s comments to Proposed LCD
  • Litigation Update   (Ali Bers)
    • Bagnall (Observation)
    • Lessler (ALJ Delay Case)
    • Jimmo (Improvement standard)
    • Hull (lower level Medicare appeals)
    • Ryan (prior favorable homebound determination)
    • Lodge (extreme dental care)
  • General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator)
    • Keep informed: Myths and Truths, other information and updates on the Center’s Website
    • Next Call

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