Program & Schedule of Events

The 2018 Policy Forum program is still being finalized. Please continue to check back here for updates! 

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: AHQA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting) (Hub/Grid)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Registration (Pre-function Foyer)

8:15 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast (Metropolitan East/West)

9:00 am - 10:30 am: "Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Priorities: Second Session of the 115th Congress." Confirmed Panelists: Brett Baker, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Senate Finance Committee, Majority; Brendan Fulmer, Legislative Assistant, Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3 R); Dr. Beth Vrabel, Senior Health Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, Minority Staff; Moderator: David McNitt, Partner, Oldaker Group (Metropolitan East/West)

10:30 am - 10:40 am: Break (Pre-function Foyer)

10:40 am - 11:30 am: "AHQA Legislative Overview"Speaker: Alison Teitelbaum, Executive Director, AHQA & David McNitt, Partner, Oldaker Group (Metropolitan East/West) 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: "How to Have a Successful Hill Visit' Refresher" Speaker: Devon Seibert-Baily, Vice President, Strategic Health Care

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Afternoon QIN-QIO Congressional Visits 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception Honoring Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX 26) and Ron Kind (D-WI 3) (2322 Rayburn House Office Building)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast (Metropolitan East/West)

9:00 am - 9:50 am: "Policy Perspectives from the National Governor's Association:" Speaker: Sandra Wilkniss, Program Director for the Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association (Metropolitan East/West)

9:50 am - 10:00 am: Break (Pre-function Foyer) 

10:00 am - 10:50 am: "Veterans Health and Health Reform" Speaker: Dr. Martin Eason, Fellow, House Veterans Affairs Committee,  and Alex Large, Director of Coalitions,  House Veterans Affairs Committee (Metropolitan East/West)

10:50 am - 11:00 am: Break (Pre-function Foyer) 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: "Federal Response to the Opioid Epidemic" Speaker: Dr. Christopher Jones, Director, National Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy Laboratory  (Metropolitan East/West)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Board Lunch with CMS Leadership (by Invitation Only) (Hub/Grid)

Afternoon QIN-QIO Congressional Visits 

Event Concludes