2017 Leadership Forum & Congressional Fly-In Agenda

AMRPA Leadership Forum and Congressional Fly-In Agenda
Monday, March 20, 2017 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street, NW (Lobby Level)
Washington, DC

Monday, March 20

12:15 p.m. Registration Open
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Overview
Bruce Gans, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
 
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. IRF Quality Reporting Program Measures Update and Public Reporting; Update on the Experience of Care Survey
- Tara McMullen, PhD, Senior Analyst and Government Task Lead, Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care, CMS
- Christine Grose, MS, RN, Nurse Consultant, Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care, CMS
- Charles Padgett, RN, Nurse Consultant, CMS
- Anne Deutsch, RN, PhD, CRRN, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
- Joseph Clift, EdD, MS, PMP, Contracting Officer Representative on the Experience of Care Survey
  The IMPACT Act and New Standardized Assessment Data
Barbara Gage, PhD, MPA, Co-Director of the IMPACT Act Standardized Assessment Data Project, RAND, Research Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine 
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
 
   
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The MACs and RAs - What is Happening and How to Survive Another Day
- Brian Elza, Director, Division of Recovery Audit Operations, Center for Program Integrity, CMS
- Latesha Walker, RN, BSN, MS, Senior Technical Advisor and Provider Relations Coordinator, Provider Compliance Group, Center for Program Integrity, CMS
 
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Views from the Hill:  A Democratic Perspective
Sarah Levin, Professional Staff Member, House Ways and Means Committee (Minority)
 
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Preparing the AMRPA Message for Our Elected Representatives
Martha Kendrick, J.D. and Kendall Hussey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

 

Tuesday, March 21

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome 
Bruce Gans, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
 
8:10 - 9:00 a.m. Developing and Implementing a Unified PAC PPS
Mark Miller, PhD, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Regulatory Issues and Perspectives - A View from CMS
Laurence Wilson, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Medicare, CMS 
 
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Medicaid Reform
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
11:00 a.m. -  11:40 a.m. Insights into the Republican Plan to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act
The Honorable Tommy Thompson, former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Senior Adviser, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Rehabilitation Policy Snapshot - What's New?
Carolyn C, Zollar, JD, AMRPA Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development
12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break for Lunch
  Final Recap and Questions
Martha Kendrick, JD, Akin Gump
12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
 
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks 
Bruce Gans, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
 
1:00 p.m. Leave for Capitol Hill
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Capitol Hill Visits
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
  Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 1001 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
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