Schedule subject to change
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 8:30am
Gamechangers Welcome Plenary: The Current State of Play in the Trump Administration
8:30am – 10:00am
ANCOR leadership and key partners set the stage and kick-off the Summit with remarks from lead officials making decisions about Medicaid services for our nation. Top-ranking officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will discuss top priorities in the Trump Administration, along with what providers can expect as they draft their playbook for keeping up in a constantly evolving game.
- Melissa Harris, Acting Deputy Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG), Center for Medicaid and CHIPS Services (CMCS)
- Ralph Lollar, Director of the Division Long Term Services and Supports, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG), Center for Medicaid and CHIPS Services (CMCS)
Power Play: The Influencers from Capitol Hill
10:00am – 11:00am
Inform your strategy on Medicaid, workforce and disability policy with this off-the-record panel discussion by staffers from key congressional offices and congressional committees that are leading the charge on disability-related issues on Capitol Hill. Panelists will discuss likely wins for the I/DD space, priorities for the remainder of the 116th Congress, opportunities for collaboration, and their perspectives on pressing issues facing disability providers.
- Anne Dwyer, Sr. Health Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee
- Caleb Graff, Professional Staff Health Sub-Committee, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Rick Van Buren, Health Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Avoid the Sack! Providers Getting Ahead of Integrated Care
11:00am – 11:45am
I/DD service providers need to know the rules and effective strategies to compete as states implement various integrated care and alternate payments models across the country. Hear from an agency that participated in a three-year project designed to enhance agency business acumen to navigate the emerging landscape. Attendees will also hear from an MCO about strategies for effective partnership and recommendations to ensure future success in integrated care.
- Shannon Mackenzie, Clinical Operations Consultant, Simply Connect Care Management
- Kris Kubnick, Chief Member Experience Officer, Inclusa Inc.
11:45am – 12:00pm
Lunch Plenary: Honoring the Gamechangers
12:00pm – 1:00pm
During lunch, we will honor some leading players in the disability supports field, including this year’s recipients of ANCOR’s Congressional Champion Award and recipients of the Suellen Galbraith Policy Awards.
- The Honorable Debbie Dingell (D-MI), U.S. House of Representatives
- The Honorable Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Senate
- Kristen Farry, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Woods Services
- Stan Soby, Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs, Oak Hill
1:00pm – 1:15pm
The Next Frontier: Changing the Rules of Medicaid (Keynote)
1:15pm – 2:00pm
When it comes to Congressional staffers, Josh Trent is one of the most recognizable names that has served on Capitol Hill. While Chief Health Counsel for Chairman Greg Walden of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives, Trent focused on Medicaid policies including per capita cap model changes and the electronic visit verification legislation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Trent also spent nearly five years as a health care policy advisory for U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and served in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel under the Bush Administration. Now as a principal with major healthcare lobbying firm Leavitt Partners, Trent is looking at new ways to think about federal policy in the private sector, how to rethink the programs of today and what opportunities exist in the modernization of the Medicaid field.
- Josh Trent, Principal, Leavitt Partners
ANCOR Town Hall: What's YOUR Team Strategy?
2:00pm – 3:00pm
The key to success is teamwork, and one of the best aspects of being a part of ANCOR is the fellowship of disability service providers. Strengthen your advocacy strategy with insight and lessons learned from colleagues from your state and region who share your top priorities.
Dessert with Sponsor
3:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Pass Protection: IDD Providers Offensive Strategy for Elections 2020 — With 2020 General Elections campaigning in full swing, providers must play a critical role in ensuring the candidates are well-informed about I/DD services to protect these critical supports. Join this panel as they discuss strategies on how to level the playing field and ensure voices from the disability community, its workforce, and its allies, are prominent in the election discussions.
- Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director, Disability Rights Center New Hampshire
- Julia Bascom, Executive Director, ASAN
Game of Phones: Technology is Coming . . . to HCBS — Compliance with Electronic Visit Verification — one of the biggest changes in disability service provision since the 2014 HCBS Settings Rule — is set to begin January 2020. Join a diverse group of stakeholders as they share challenges, insights, and opportunities as this requirement goes into effect nationwide.
- Dan Berland, Director of Federal Policy, NASDDDS
- Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, NCIL
- Josh Auer, DCI
4:30pm – 4:45pm
Level Up! Take Direct Services to the Next Level with the ABLE Act
4:45pm – 5:45pm
One of the most significant barriers for people with disabilities to live independently are asset tests, which limit the amount a person can save before becoming ineligible for federal programs such as Medicaid. The introduction of ABLE Accounts in 2014 was a game-changer, but to date, only a limited amount of ABLE Accounts have been opened. During this session, experts will discuss opportunities that provider organizations haven’t yet fully leveraged to meet funding needs for respite, employment, and other support services of the people they support. Participants will walk away from this session with an understanding of the latest rules, as well as strategies for helping people with disabilities maximize this new resource.
- Bette Ann Mobley, Director, Maryland ABLE
- Michael Morris, J.D., Executive Director, National Disability Institute (invited)
ANCOR Disability Champions PAC Event
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Contact Doris Parfaite-Claude ([email protected]) for more information.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
8:00am – 9:00am
Hill Day Pregame & Final Details
9:00am – 9:30am
During this Hill Visit prep session, ANCOR’s lobbyists and members of ANCOR’s Government Relations team will walk you through everything you need to know to make your Hill Visits successful. Participants will walk away with a clear sense of what to expect in conversations with elected officials, how to conduct the afternoon’s Hill Visits and how to “make the ask” for sensible public policies that move the ball down the field for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Al Guida, President and CEO, Guide Consulting Services
- Sarah Corcoran, Senior Director of Governmant Relations, Guide Consulting Services
- Esmé Grewal, ANCOR
- Sarah Meek, ANCOR
- Doris Parfaite-Claude, ANCOR
Elevate Your Game: Make Your Issue Matter
9:30am – 10:45am
The precedent set in the 1985 Supreme Court decision in the City of Cleburne, Texas v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc. case was a gamechanger at a time when group homes was a radical new idea in service provision for people with disabilities. In this session, providers and experts will share insights about how strategies used in this landmark case can be applied to battle opposition and discrimination as our I/DD community forges ahead with innovative approaches to demand more inclusive communities for people of all abilities.
- Michael Allen, Partner, Relman Dane & Colfax
- Angela King, President and CEO, Volunteers of America Texas
Final Play: A Visit from the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus Leadership
11:00am – 11:30am
Round out your national disability advocacy strategy with the inside scoop from the Co-Chairs of the U.S. House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus. These leading Members of Congress will share the Caucus’ goals for the year, their long-term vision for disability services, and how Republicans and Democrats plan to come together to achieve their common objectives.
- The Honorable Jim Langevin (D-RI), U.S. House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
- The Honorable Don Young (R-AK), U.S. House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
Capitol Hill Visits
12:00pm – 5:00pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Bonus! A Capitol Hill Briefing on HCBS as a Gamechanger for Your State
10:00am - 11:00am
U.S. Capitol (venue details to be announced)