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    Agenda

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

    HCBS Conference Begins

    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

    7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening and Welcome

    Plenary:

    Kathy Greenlee

    Administrator, Administration for Community Living

    Assistant Secretary, Administration on Aging

    10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CIRS-A Training and Certification

    Prince William Room

    10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions:

    Potomac III & IV ACL/AoA

    Washington Room

    CMS Intensive – Medicaid 101: Overview of the

    Program

    Conference Theatre

    National Core Indicators: Measuring the

    Outcomes of Waiver Services

    This session will provide an introduction to the National

    Core Indicators consumer survey and will include a

    description of the results of the recent round of surveys in

    such areas as choice, relationships, health and safety,

    community inclusion, and employment. The session will

    also include presentations that describe how the outcome

  • data has been used in states to improve and enhance

    public policy and practice. Finally it will include

    information about the use of outcome data that aligns

    with the HCBS Waiver Assurances.

    PRESENTERS:

    Chas Moseley, National Association of State Directors of

    Developmental Disabilities Services; Valerie J. Bradley,

    President, Human Services Research Institute,

    Cambridge, MA; Celia Feinstein Co-Director, Temple

    Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities,

    Philadelphia PA, John Martin Ohio Department of

    Developmental Disabilities

    Potomac I

    Effective Delivery of Training to Caregivers

    One of the most important aspects of ensuring quality

    outcomes for individuals needing long-term services and

    supports is ensuring that caregivers are appropriately

    trained to provide all the services needed by the

    consumer or family member. Unfortunately, training for

    both paid and unpaid caregivers is often hard to come by.

    Many state HCBS programs provide only limited training

    opportunities for the workforce. This session will provide

    examples of real-life training programs that work.

    Speakers will highlight the program design, training

    delivery and curriculum development approaches taken

    by two non-profit organizations, a state agency and a

    labor-management partnership, and will compare and

    contrast approaches to training paid and unpaid

    caregivers. The panelists will discuss best practices from

    their operational experiences; identify topics that are in

    demand and share examples of specific curricula. They

    will also address the policy considerations that have

    enabled these programs to become successful as well as

    provide tips for others seeking to develop training

    programs.

    MODERATOR:

    John Burant, Home Care Director,SEIU

    PRESENTERS:

    Charissa Raynor, RN, Executive Director, SEIU

    Healthcare Northwest Training Partnership; Cheryl

  • Miller, Executive Director, Oregon Home Care

    Commission; Suzanne Miller, President/CEO, National

    Family Caregivers Association; Peggy Powell, National

    Director, Workforce and Curriculum Development, PHI.

    Potomac V

    Ending Inappropriate Medication in Long-Term

    Care

    Inappropriate medication of consumers receiving long-

    term services and supports across care settings can take

    many forms, including the misuse of psychotropic drugs

    as chemical restraints. Session participants will hear from

    medical, legal and advocacy experts at the state and

    national level on the topic of psychotropic drugs as

    chemical restraints. The session will include information

    about the dangers of psychotropic drugs (both when used

    as recommended and for off-label purposes), signs of

    inappropriate medication, enforcement mechanisms and

    other ways to reduce psychotropic drug use (i.e. state

    laws, informed consent), alternative person-centered

    treatments and therapies, resources for help and current

    national and state-level efforts to reduce inappropriate

    medication of long-term services and supports

    consumers.

    PRESENTERS:

    Claire Curry, Legal Director, Civil Advocacy Program ,

    Legal Aid Justice Center; Lori Smetanka, Director,

    National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center The

    National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

    Lincoln Room

    Medicaid Managed LTSS: Opportunities for

    Innovative Program

    Design and Diverse Target Populations

    Many states are launching or considering a movement to

    managed long term services and supports

    (MLTSS). Successful MLTSS efforts require the core

    elements of strong program design features and

    beneficiary protections, strong financial incentive

    structures, strong stakeholder engagement and strong

    state commitment. While these common elements are

  • essential to successful programs, MLTSS is not

    monolithic. Large states, small states and all in between

    can design programs using a variety of Medicaid

    authorities to meet specific objectives, to serve particular

    populations, and to better integrate care across the acute,

    primary, behavioral and long term service continuum.

    This session will spotlight two very different programs

    which promise to enhance community-based services to

    individuals with a wide array of support needs. With

    state partners, Mercer will discuss how states can

    structure MLTSS programs to provide evidenced-based,

    recovery oriented, and community based services for

    individuals with mental health support needs – expanding

    the array of available services while minimizing costly

    institutional or emergent care delivery. In addition, the

    session will describe the efforts of another state to tip the

    institutional bias within their long term care system and

    increase the availability of person-centered community-

    based services. While the States vary in their objectives

    and the authorities they used to achieve them, the

    fundamentals upon which the programs have been

    designed are similar, and feature strategic rate design to

    provide the incentives necessary for the States to meet

    their goals.

    PRESENTERS:

    Rosanne Mahaney, Director of the Division of Medicaid

    and Medical Assistance, State of Delaware; Mary

    Sowers, Senior Associate, Mercer Government Human

    Services Consulting; Lou Ann Owen, Medicaid Deputy

    Director, State of Louisiana; Brenda Jackson, MMP,

    LLC; Meredith Mayeri, Senior Associate, Mercer

    Government Human Services Consulting

    Kennedy Room

    Role of Research in Advancing Programs and

    Services

    With ongoing increases in the number of older workers

    and families coping with dementia, the collaboration of

    practitioners, policymakers, and researchers is essential.

    The purpose of this symposium is to demonstrate the role

    of an applied gerontological research center and its

  • partnerships with service providers and national grantees

    to oversee, implement, and evaluate programs and

    services for older adults. Specifically, this symposium

    will focus on two projects supported by the

    Administration on Aging and another project supported

    by a Department of Labor grantee. The first presentation

    discusses the state-wide replication of an evidence-based

    exercise and behavior management program provided to

    over 500 dementia caregiving families in Ohio. The

    second presentation outlines the partnership of an applied

    gerontological research center with three Alzheimer’s

    Association Chapters in the implementation of an

    innovative family caregiving program in 19 northern

    Ohio counties. The third presentation demonstrates the

    extent to which human service providers in seven states

    were aware and participated in the Senior Community

    Service and Employment Program (SCSEP), a training

    program for low-income, unemployed older workers in

    non-profit organizations. This symposium will discuss

    the important role of research in determining the benefits

    of innovative and long-standing programs for older adults

    and their families.

    PRESENTERS:

    Heather L.Menne,PhD, Senior Research Scientist,

    Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging; Carol J.

    Whitlatch,PhD, Senior Research Scientist II & Assistant

    Director for Research, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging;

    Farida K.Ejaz, PhD, Senior Research Scientist II,

    Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

    Roosevelt Room

    Mental Health

    Potomac VI

    Senior Hunger in America 2010: An Annual

    Report

    The report was commissioned by the Meals On Wheels

    Research Foundation, prep

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