CMS has announced that it will be holding a "Special Open Door Forum" on the ESRD PPS Proposed Rule Overview on October 15, 2009 from 3:30 pm-5 pm ET. During this call, CMS staff will highlight the key features of the proposed rule, including: composition of the bundle and basis for the proposed unit of payment, data sources used in developing the system, proposed patient-level and facility-level case mix adjusters, proposed outlier policy and proposed market basket. CMS will also discuss implementation issues associated with the proposed system, highlight key findings reflected in the impact analysis, provide a brief overview of the quality incentive program that CMS discusses as a conceptual model with the proposal of three quality measures for 2012, and summarize issues that have been identified for further analysis within the final rule. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions. To participate, dial 800-837-1935 and reference Conference ID 26811397. Discussion materials will be available to download by October 14, 2009.