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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

7:00 am to 7:15 am

Breakfast Buffet

7:15 am to 7:30 am

Welcome: Overview of Conference & VNAA Policy Agenda

  • Tracey Moorhead
    Visiting Nurse Associations of America
  • Norene Mostkoff
    HCI Care Services, VNS of Iowa

7:30 am to 8:45 am

Session 1: Federal Program Integrity Initiatives and Future Direction

  • John Morse
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Latesha Walker
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Erin Bliss
    HHS Office of Inspector General

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Session 2: Federal Initiatives in Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care

  • Andrew MacPherson
    Coalition to Transform Advance Care
  • Keysha Brooks-Coley
    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

9:45 am to 10:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

10:15 am to 11:00 am

Session 3A: Congressional Staff Panel

  • TBA

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Session 3B: Hill Environment: State of Play

  • Neleen Rubin
    Rubin Healthy Policy Consulting
  • Lena O'Rourke
    O'Rourke Health Policy Strategies
  • Brian Reardon
    VENN Strategies

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Session 4: Introduction to the VNAA Value-based Purchasing Toolkit

  • Molly Smith
    Visiting Nurse Associations of America
  • VNAA VBP Coalition Member Panel

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Hill Visits

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Congressional Reception

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:30 am to 8:15 am

Breakfast Buffet and Topic Tables

8:15 am to 8:45 am

Keynote: Policymaker Perspective

  • Member of Congress TBA

8:45 am to 10:00 am

Session 5: The Post-Acute Continuum of the Future and The Role of Home-based Care

  • Rochelle Archuletta
    American Hospital Association
  • Marci Nielsen
    Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
  • David Introcaso
    National Association of Accountable Care Organizations

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 am to 11:15 am

Session 6: Home Health & Hospice Payment Reforms

  • Laurence Wilson

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Session 7: Review and Feedback: Value-based Purchasing Toolkit

  • Molly Smith

Visiting Nurse Associations of America

12:30 pm to 12:30 pm

Lunch Buffet Opens

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Lunch Buffet

Session 8: Innovation in Care Delivery and Payment Models

  • Sean Cavanaugh

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Session 9: Issues in State Advocacy: Medicaid

  • Lena O'Rourke
    O'Rourke Health Policy Strategies
  • Kate Rolf
    VNA Homecare of Central New York (NY)
  • Tray Wade
    HCI Care Services (IA)
  • Dwight Wilson
    Mission Hospice and Home Care (CA)

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Session 10: Quality Measurement for Home Health and Hospice

  • Mary Pratt
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Michelle Brazil
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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