Program & Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 

4:00PM - 6:00PM: AHQA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting) 


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

8:00AM - 12:00PM: Registration 

8:15PM - 9:00AM: Breakfast

9:00AM - 9:50AM: Perspective on HHS and Advocacy: 

Speaker: Philo Hall, Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green

9:50AM - 10:00AM: Break

10:00AM - 10:50AM: CMS Opioid Presentation:
Speaker: Jeneen Iwugo, Deputy Director, CCSQ, CMS 

10:50AM - 11:00AM: Break 

11:00AM - 11:30AM: "How to Have a Successful Hill Visit" Refresher
Speaker: Allison Schneider, Senior Director, National Beer Wholesalers Association 

11:30AM - 12:00PM: AHQA Legislative Priorities 

Speakers: Alison Teitelbaum, Executive Director, AHQA; David McNitt, Partner, Oldaker Group

12:00PM - 5:00PM: QIN-QIO Congressional Visits

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception Honoring Representatives Elliot Engel & Brian Fitzpatrick. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8:00AM - 12:00PM: Registration

8:00AM - 9:00AM: Breakfast 

9:00AM - 9:50AM: Panel Discussion: Congressional Staff Panel on the Healthcare Priorities of the 116th Congress: 

Moderator: David McNitt, Oldaker Group

Panelists: Jay Gulshen, Office of Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA 1); Rachel Dolin, Majority Staff, House Ways & Means Committee

9:50AM - 10:00AM: Break

10:00AM - 10:50AM: AARP Health Priorities 
Speaker: Andrew Scholnick, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP 

10:50AM - 11:00AM: Break

11:00AM - 11:50AM: The NGA’s Federal Healthcare Agenda 
Speaker: Amy Zettle, Legislative Director, Health and Human Services, National Governors Association

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Board Lunch with CMS Leadership (by invitation only)

1:00PM – 5:00PM: Congressional Visits

Event Concludes