Leadership Forum & Congressional Fly-In

As of March 9, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Welcome and Overview

Richard Kathrins, PhD, CEO, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors

8:20 AM – 9:00 AM

Policy Headlines - What Differences Has One Year Made in Rehab's Direction?

Carolyn C. Zollar, J.D., AMRPA Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Julie Nolan, Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director for Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Member of House Ways and Means Committee

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

State of the Field

Richard Kathrins, PhD, CEO, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors

Presentation of Chairman's Award Honoring Dale Eazell, Founding Board and Past Chair, AMRPA

9:55 AM–10:30 AM

Preparing the Message to Your Elected Representatives

Martha Kendrick, J.D., Washington Counsel to AMRPA, Akin Gump

    10:30 AM-       10:45 AM

Break

10:45AM-11:15AM

Overview of the FY 2019 President’s Budget

Joe Grogan, Associate Director for Health Program at the Office of Management, Executive Office of the President

    11:15 AM-       11:45 AM

James Mathews, PhD, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

11:45 AM–12:15 PM

David J. Shulkin, MD, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

12:15 PM–12:45 PM

Carla DiBlaso, Health Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means

12:45 PM–1:15 PM

Buffet Luncheon

1:15 PM

Leave for Capital Hill Meetings

6:00 PM

Reception at the Embassy Row Hotel

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome

Richard Kathrins, PhD, CEO, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors

8:10 AM – 8:40 AM

Veronica Duron, Legislative Assistant, Office of Senate Minority Leader Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM

Role of Various Medicare Fee-For-Service Medical Review Contractors

Melanie Combs-Dyer, Director, Provider Compliance Group, CMS
Chrissy Fowler, Director, Payment Accuracy and Reporting Group, CMS

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

Regulatory Issues and Perspectives: A View from CMS

Susanne Seagrave, PhD, Deputy Director, Division of Institutional Post-Acute Care, CMS

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The IMPACT Act and New Standardized Patient Assessment Data

Tara McMullen, PhD, Senior Analyst and Government Task Lead, Division of Chronic Post-Acute Care, CMS
Maria Orlando Edelen, PhD, Director of the IMPACT Act Standardized Patient Assessment Data Project, RAND Corporation

       11:30 AM-          12:30 PM

IRF Quality Reporting Program

Christine Grose, MS, RN, Nurse Consultant, Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care, CMS
Charles Padgett, RN, Nurse Consultant, Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care, CMS

       12:30 PM-          12:40 PM

Presentation for Chairman's Award Honoring Judith A. Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy

12:40 PM–1:30 PM

Buffet Luncheon

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Trends in IRF Data: What to Watch For and What to Do Now

Sam Fleming, Director, eRehabData®

2:00PM - 2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Richard Kathrins, PhD, CEO, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, and Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors

2:15 PM

Adjourn and Leave for Capital Hill Meetings

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