CMS Stakeholder Call Today at 1:30pm!

CMS Innovation Center LogoI just received a notice from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Disability for a CMS Stakeholder/Advocate Call about Accountable Care Organizations that is scheduled for 1:30 pm TODAY. 

I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed that this notice didn’t come in until 7:30am this morning.  That doesn’t give people very much notice to attend.  Considering how important some of the new changes in health care over all have been over the last year or so, I would have liked more notice.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Don Berwick and Center for Mdcare andMedicaid Innovation (CMMI) Acting Director Dr. Richard Gilfillan will discuss new efforts to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries through Accountable Care Organizations.  Details below:
WHO:        Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
                 Dr. Richard Gilfillan, Acting Director, CMS Innovation Center
                 Peter Lee, Deputy Director, CMS Innovation Center
WHEN:   Tuesday, May 17, 2011,  1:30 PM EDT
DIAL:     1-800-837-1935           

PASSCODE:    68658167

DAY’S NOTE:  Considering the email was addressed towards CMS Stakeholders/Advocates, I am also concerned that I cannot see if there are any accommodations made for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.