Preliminary Schedule


Preliminary Schedule of Events

Please note, this schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Monday, March 18, 2024 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Registration Open 

9:00 am – 9:15 am 

  • Chris Lee, Chair, Board of Directors, AMRPA 

9:15 am – 10:00 am  
IRF Policy Highlights  

  • Kate Beller, JD, EVP for Policy Development and Government Relations, AMRPA 
  • Troy Hillman, Director of Quality and Health Policy, AMRPA 
  • Joe Nahra, Director of Government Relations & Regulatory Policy, AMRPA 

10:00 am – 10:45 am 
Status Update on the Review Choice Demonstration & Looking Ahead to Program Expansion 

  • Amy Cinquegrani, Director, Division of Payment Methods & Strategies Provider Compliance Group/Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)‎
  • Connie Leonard, Director, Provider Compliance Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)‎

10:45 am – 11:00 am 
Exhibits & Morning Break  

11:00 am – 11:45 am 
Forecasting Changes within the U.S. News Rehabilitation Hospital Rankings 

  • Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief, Health Analysis, U.S. News & World Report 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm 

Anticipating a New Nationwide Office of Inspector General (OIG) IRF Audit 

  • Megan Tinker, Chief of Staff, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm 
Congressional Perspectives on AI Implications for Health Care 

  • Maddy Hanley, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-28)

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm 

Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Trends from eRehabData® and Other Sources  

  • Sam Fleming, President, Fleming-AOD Inc. 

2:15pm – 2:45 pm 
Exhibits & Afternoon Break  

2;45 pm – 3:45 pm 
Addressing the New MA Landscape for Post-Acute Care Providers 

  • Moderator: Joe Nahra, Director of Government Relations & Regulatory Policy, AMRPA‎
  • Kate Beller, JD, EVP for Policy Development and Government Relations, AMRPA
  • Bill Dombi, Esq, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • Lane Koenig, PhD, President, KNG Health Consulting, Director of Policy and ‎Research, National Association of Long Term Hospitals ‎
  • Martin Allen, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living
  • Mollie Gurian, Vice President, Home Based and HCBS Policy, Leading Age

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm 
Emerging Auditing & Payment Denial Issues  

  • Peter Thomas, JD, Managing Partner, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville 
  • Ron Connelly, JD, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 

8:00 am – 11:00 am 
Registration Open 

8:30 am – 9:00 am 

9:00 am – 9:30 am 
Dissecting the Chaos in the 118th Congress & Looking Ahead to the 2024 Election

  • Rodney Whitlock, PhD, Vice President, McDermott+Consulting
  • Debra Curtis, Vice President, McDermott+Consulting

9:30 am – 10:00 am 
Fly In Prep Session 

9:30 am – 10:00 am 
AMRPA PAC Meeting with U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) 

  • This is a closed event for AMRPA PAC contributers

10:00 am – 10:15 am 
Remarks by U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE)   

  • Representative Smith is a member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health and the Chair of the Congressional Rural Caucus 

10:15 am – 10:45 am 
IRF Coverage & Payment Updates from CMS 

  • Susanne Seagrave, PhD, Deputy Director, Division of Institutional Post-Acute Care, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 

11:00 am 
Bus to Capitol Hill (boxed lunch provided) 

Noon – 5:00 pm 
Fly In Appointments on Capitol Hill*

*Please note that the registration deadline to participate in the Fly In is March 1st*

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