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Advocate for Medicare Home Health September 9-10 in Washington, D.C.!

Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kyle Simon

The Council of State Home Care Associations’ Third Annual Public Policy Summit and Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill will be held September 9-10 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

In light of the multiple policy changes impacting home health agencies now and in the near future, this is a critical and unique opportunity to advocate for your agency and patients before policy makers, including Medicare leadership and members of Congress.

The group rate for the hotel is $289 per night and the registration fee is $250 per person. This includes breakfast, lunch and reception on September 9 (Policy Summit), as well as a continental breakfast on Capitol Hill for Advocacy Day on September 10. You can register now and make your hotel accommodations online or by calling (202) 429-2400. Please refer to our group as the "Council of States" to receive the discounted rate, which is available three days prior to the event and three days after the event.

The draft agenda of what to expect at this year's Policy Summit on September 9 is below. For more information, click here or contact Kyle Simon, HCAF Director of Government Affairs and Communications, at

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m. – Welcome (Tim Rogers, Chair, Council of State Home Care & Hospice Associations)

8:45-9:30 a.m. – Transforming Health Care: From Institution to Home (Anne Tumlinson, CEO, Innovations, ATI)

9:30-10:15 a.m. – Medicare Advantage Plans, Hospice, and Personal Care (TBD)

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Making Home the Center of Care (Michael Cantor, Medical Director, CareCentrix)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Patient-Driven Groupings Model, Medicare Home Health Care, and Hospice (Hillary Loeffler, Director, Division of Home Health, Hospice and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45-3:00 p.m. – Meet the MACs (TBD)

3:00-4:00 p.m. Medicaid (TBD CMS Official)

4:00-5:00 p.m. Reception (Tentative; may be delayed to 5:00 p.m.)

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