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2018 ANCOR Policy Summit & Hill Day

October 2, 2018 to October 3, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia

 2018 ANCOR Policy Summit and Hill Day

It’s time to register for ANCOR’s 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day (formerly Leadership Summit)!

One of ANCOR’s signature events, the 2018 Policy Summit will take place October 2-3 in the heart of our nation’s capital. Click on the "Register" tab to reserve your seat at the table today!

This year’s Summit theme, Connecting the Dots: The Intersection of Politics, Workforce & Regulation, is a recognition of the critical moment we face. With debates on a series of federal regulations before us and the 2018 midterm elections looming large, much hangs in the balance for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the providers who serve them.

With this in mind, we’re working to craft our best agenda yet to ensure an enriching learning and advocacy experience for members of the ANCOR community, and we hope you'll join us in Washington, DC, this October!

 

ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day.

  • Washington, DCANCOR member: $525.00
  • Non-member: $675.00

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Cancellation

Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 18, 2018. There is no charge for substitutions.

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ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day

 Direct Care Innovations

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol HillHotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234

Location, location, location! ANCOR is back in the heart of Capitol Hill for this year’s Policy Summit & Hill Day. The venue for this year’s Summit is the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, which is only a few blocks away from the Capitol and the offices of your elected officials. 

ANCOR has secured a discounted room rate for participants in the 2018 Policy Summit of $229/night plus applicable taxes and fees for single- and double-occupancy rates.

The deadline to take advantage of this rate is September 9, 2018, but please note that the block tends to full up well in advance of the reservation deadline, and hotel rooms elsewhere tend to be expensive in DC in early October.

To make your hotel reservations, please call 888.421.1442, indicate that you are participating in the 2018 Policy Summit and ask for the ANCOR rate. Contact Jerri McCandless (jmccandless@ancor.org or 703.535.7850, ext. 107) if you need assistance.

Airport & Ground Transportation

Getting to Washington, DC

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and we recommend flying into National it it’s only five miles from the Summit venue and accessible by taxi, rideshare service (e.g., Lyft or Uber) or public transit (i.e., Metrorail Blue Line).

Other area airports include Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), which is about 30 miles from the Summit venue, and Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI), which is about 35 miles from the Summit venue.

For those located in East Coast cities served by Amtrak, you may find traveling by train to be the most efficient and affordable option. Amtrak serves Washington’s Union Station, which is a seven-minute walk from the Summit venue.

Getting Around Washington, DC

If you fly into Washington National Airport, a taxi to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill would cost approximately $25. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are also available, and the cost of these options depends on quality of service and time of day.

Super Shuttle is also an option for participants coming from any of the area airports. Super Shuttle offers a shared ride, during which you might make multiple stops, and service from Washington National Airport costs about $19 each way. To book, find a Super Shuttle representative, located near airport baggage claim, or download the Super Shuttle Mobile App. (Note that a 10% discount is available if you book your trip through the Super Shuttle Mobile App.

Metrorail, the D.C. area’s subway system, is also a convenient option for travelers flying into Washington National Airport. From the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station, take the Blue Line in the direction of Largo Town Center and transfer to the Red Line at Metro Center Station, or take the Yellow Line in the direction of Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center and transfer to the Red Line at Gallery Place/Chinatown Station. Take the Red Line in the Direction of Glenmont or Silver Spring and get off at Union Station. From there, the Summit venue is a 0.4-mile walk along E Street NW.

As any Washingtonian will tell you, you should check Metro’s operating status before deciding to use this option. The system tends to be efficient and reliable, but weekend track work or other delays can make for a long trip.

 

ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day

 Direct Care Innovations

Tentative Policy Summit & Hill Day Agenda

Note: This agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Date

Time

Description

Oct 2

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Oct 2

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Oct 2

9:.00 am – 9:20 am

Administration Keynote: Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (invited)

Workforce and Trump Era Regulations

Oct 2

9:20 am – 9:35 am

Campaign Spotlight: Included. Supported. Empowered.

Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR COO

Sean Luechtefeld, ANCOR Communications Director

Oct 2

9:35 am – 10:30 am

Panel Discussion with Congressional Staff

The Crossroads of Provider Voices and Lawmaking

Oct 2

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

Oct 2

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Keynote Medicaid Media Panel

Oct 2

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

Oct 2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Policy Summit Luncheon: Suellen Galbraith Awards & Congressional Champion Awards

Suellen Galbraith Award for Excellence in Public Policy Recipients:

Ravi Dahiya, YAI (New York)

Chris Sparks, Exceptional Persons, Inc. (Iowa)

Gary Blumenthal, PAR (Pennsylvania)

Lizette Stiehr, AADD (Alaska)

Congressional Champion Awardees:

Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Oct 2

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Break

Oct 2

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

I/DD, Business Acumen and Managed Care: What’s Next?

Kim Opsahl, Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects, ANCOR

Erica Lindquist, Senior Director of HCBS Business Acumen Center, NASUAD

 Laura Vegas, Project Director for MCO Business Acumen, NASDDDS

Kim Opsahl, Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects, ANCOR

Erica Lindquist, Senior Director of HCBS Business Acumen Center, NASUAD

Laura Vegas, Project Director for MCO Business Acumen, NASDDDS

Oct 2

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Conversation Café: Roundtable Discussion on Why Medicaid Matters

Oct 2

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

Break

Oct 2

3:25 pm – 4:20 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • The Technology Behind a More Robust Workforce

  • The Legislation of Data

Oct 2

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm

Break

Oct 2

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Regulatory Administration Panel: Trump Administration Rules and Priorities

Ralph Lollar, Director of LTSS, Disabled & Elderly Health Program Group, CMS (Invited)

Melissa Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, Disabled & Elderly Health Program Group, CMS (Invited)

Megan Tinker. Senior Advisor for Legal Review. Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (Invited)

Derrick Witherspoon, Branch Chief/FLSA, Department of Labor (Invited)

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Date

Time

Description

Oct 3

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Hill Visit Preparations

Oct 3

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Hill Day “Prep” Rally

Esmé Grant Grewal, ANCOR VP of Government Relations

Sarah Meek, ANCOR Director of Legislative Affairs

Doris Parfaite-Claude, ANCOR Federal Advocacy and Research Manager

Al Guida, President & CEO, Guide Consulting

Oct 3

10:00 am – 11: 00 am

ANCOR Congressional Briefing: HEADS Up Act and the Medically Underserved

Oct 3

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capitol Hill Visits

Your State Navigator will contact you in September to arrange Capitol Hill visits for your state attendees!

 

ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day

Logo: Direct Care Innovations

 

Administration Keynote: Secretary Acosta (9-9:20)

Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta

Description:

ANCOR has a tradition of inviting Secretaries of Labor to speak to our members at our annual Policy Summit. We have invited Secretary Acosta to share remarks as we launch Disability Employment Awareness Month and reflect on policymaking at the Department of Labor including ensuring that federal government contractors are hiring people with disabilities, and that workforce policies are created in a way that benefit and enhance opportunities for providers, direct support professionals and the individuals they serve.

 

Included. Supported. Empowered. (9:20-9:35)

Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR COO

Sean Luechtefeld, ANCOR Communications Director

 

Congressional Panel (9:35-10:30AM)

Description:

ANCOR has been leading issues on Capitol Hill this year from the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Delay bill to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Reauthorization and Direct Support Professional (DSP) Workforce and Data legislative improvements. None of this work is possible without the key staff on Capitol Hill who determine priorities and initiate the process of a bill becoming law.

ANCOR is pleased to have lead Republican and Democratic staff from Capitol Hill join our Policy Summit this year to reflect on past issues they have worked on in the provider space, and project on priorities in our space in the next Congress. These are the voices in the ear of many of your members of Congress!

This session will confront the complexity of provider issues—on both sides of the aisle—and how legislators and, many times more importantly, their key staffers, can compromise on even the most challenging issues.

 

Keynote Medicaid Media Panel (10:45AM-11:45AM)

Moderate by Rodney Whitlock, ML Strategies

Description:

The media has been a national topic more than ever these days. Providers, however, are no strangers to how the reporting of Medicaid and their services impact policy decisions and the overall public opinion of disability services.  This distinguished panel pulls from top reporters who report on Medicaid and health issues to discuss how and why they report on these issues and the impact that they have seen from providing information to the broader world.  The panel will also reflect on how reporting has changed in recent years, where the challenges and opportunities are to report, and how they would like to see providers involved in the news process.

 

Policy Summit Luncheon: Suellen Galbraith Awards & Congressional Champion Awards (12:00-1:00)

Description:

Please join us to honor our members who have shown exemplary work in the federal public policy field this year as well as Congressional members who have shown they are champions for disability service providers.

Suellen Galbraith Award for Excellence in Public Policy Recipients:

Ravi Dahiya, YAI (New York)

Chris Sparks, Exceptional Persons, Inc. (Iowa)

Gary Blumenthal, PAR (Pennsylvania)

Lizette Stiehr, AADD (Alaska)

 

Congressional Champion Awardees:

Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)

 

I/DD, Business Acumen, and Managed Care: What’s Next? (1:15-2:15)

Kim Opsahl, Director of State Partnerships and Special Projects, ANCOR

Erica Lindquist, Senior Director of HCBS Business Acumen Center, NASUAD

Laura Vegas, Project Director for MCO Business Acumen, NASDDDS

Applying managed care approaches to I/DD services and supports continues to be a growing trend across the states. In light of this, there is an increasing focus on the impact of this growth on people with I/DD and the networks that support them. Join us to hear highlights from recent efforts to describe, shape, and prepare for these changes.

 

Conversation Café: Roundtable Discussion (2:15-3:15)

Grab some coffee, tea and dessert – it’s time to talk! Some of ANCOR’s best outcomes are a result of our in-person conference discussions. Get ready to address tough topics in your group and report out challenges, thoughts, and solutions. This is policymaking and creating at its best!

 

Breakout/Panel Discussion: The Technology Behind a More Robust Workforce (3:25-4:20)

Moderated by Esmé Grant Grewal

At last year's Policy Summit, ANCOR initiated a Congressional letter on technology and received a helpful response from Administrator Seema Verma of CMS. This year, at the 2018 ANCOR Policy Summit and Hill Day, as we continue to explore technology in our arena, ANCOR members have increasingly expressed interest in "back office" technologies that allow service providers to work more efficiently and in effect focus more of their resources and attention to the quality of services being provided.

In a discussion with a panel experts from Direct Care Innovations, we will explore how technology has lended itself as a helpful tool to address issues like payroll, scheduling services, certifying training, and ultimately ensuring that the goals of an individual's person centered plan are delivered.

The panel will discuss effective ways to gather data and how that data can be used to improve services. We will also be discussing how the latest guidance from CMS on technology impacts a variety of technology systems and opens the door to greater use of technology in Medicaid programs. Join us for this great discussion!

 

Breakout/The Legislation of Data (3:25-4:20)

Description:

ANCOR has long been advocating for better and more reliable data in our field, for use in setting reimbursement rates, and across the board in determining funding and policy decisions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, this year ANCOR formed specific data asks and is working with Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill to make important changes and updates in how we access and use data to improve service delivery.  Join this panel to learn about new data being uncovered  like a MACPAC report on HCBS utilization,  how other issues, like the opioid epidemic, are using data to address the greatest challenges, and how legislation is being used to change the landscape of data use as we know it.

 

Regulatory Administration Panel: Trump Administration Rules and Priorities (4:30-5:30)

Ralph Lollar, Director of LTSS, Disabled & Elderly Health Program Group, CMS (Invited)

Melissa Harris, Senior Policy Advisor, Disabled & Elderly Health Program Group, CMS (Invited)

Megan Tinker. Senior Advisor for Legal Review. Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (Invited)

Derrick Witherspoon, Branch Chief/FLSA, Department of Labor (Invited)

Description:

ANCOR has the pleasure of being at the table as a stakeholder to discuss some of the most key policy transformations happening at the federal level. Now we want to bring the table to you! Join us for an off the record dialogue on how the current Administration priorities are being implemented through regulatory, subregulatory, and deregulatory processes. Hear directly from federal agencies that impact your work about their priorities and what resources are helpful from stakeholders like providers.  This is a conversation you cannot miss!

 

ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day

 Direct Care Innovations

More information coming this summer!

 

ANCOR extends its gratitude to DCI, the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 Policy Summit & Hill Day

 Direct Care Innovations