NASL 2019 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference

Feb 25, 2019 12:00pm -
Feb 27, 2019 05:00pm
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Event Description

NASL Winter Legislative
& Regulatory Conference



Schedule of Events 
Speakers and Sessions will be added as they are confirmed, so please check back often  



Monday, February 25


11:00am - 5:00pm


Registration Open


12:30 – 1:00pm


Welcome and DC Social



1:00 – 2:00pm

How Nursing Homes are Preparing for the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)


Gov. Mark Parkinson, Keynote Speaker
President and CEO, American Health Care Association (AHCA)


2:00 – 3:30pm

PDPM Consultant Roundtable


Sherill Mason
Principal, Mason Advisors, LLC


Leigh Ann Frick
President, Care Navigation Consulting, LLC

Mark McDavid
Owner, Seagrove Rehab Partners

Ellen Strunk
President, Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc.

4:00 – 5:30pm


Electronic Exchange of Health Information - A Path Forward

Larry Wolf

Principal, Catalytic Transformation, Strategic Health Network
Chair Emeritus, HIMSS Public Policy Committee

6:00 – 7:30pm

NASL Opening Night Reception




Tuesday, February 26



NASL Breakfast




Registration Open




NASL Medical Services Committee Meeting


Outpatient Therapy under MIPS

Heather Smith

Director of Quality, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)


Catherine Pugh
​Senior Director,

Professional Therapy Association Staff Panel Discussion

Kara Gainer and Justin Elliott, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Tim Nanof and Sarah Warren, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Sharmila Sandhu and Jennifer Bogenrief, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Legislative & Regulatory Round-up

Michael Barnett
Manager of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, NASL




The New Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology for Home Health Agencies - The Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM)

Sherill Mason
Principal, Mason Advisors, LLC



NASL Lunch




NASL IT Committee Meeting


3:00 – 4:30pm


An Update on PDPM From CMS

Get the latest update on the impending implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) from one of its chief architects at CMS.  As SNF Team Leader at CMS, John Kane is responsible for leading skilled nursing facility (SNF) payment policy development, as well as evaluating emerging and existing Medicare policies. 


John Kane
SNF Team Leader
Center for Medicare, Chronic Care Policy Group,
Division of Institutional Post-Acute Care,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services



NASL Board of Directors Meeting




NASL Diagnostic Testing Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 27


7:00 – 8:00am

NASL Breakfast



7:30 – 9:00am

Legislative & Regulatory Update


Cynthia Morton

Executive Vice President, NASL


Michaela Sims

President, Sims Strategies



9:00 – 9:30am


Final Preparation for Hill Visits


9:30am - 4:00pm

Adjourn to Capitol Hill for Meetings
with Members of Congress
 - Please schedule your travel from DC for 5pm or later to allow time for 3 or 4 meetings.



Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before February 18, 2019 will receive a credit for the paid registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Credit issued for a cancelled registration must be used within one year, and will be forfeited if not used within that time. 
  • Credits are transferrable to another employee of the NASL member company.
  • No credit will be issued for cancellations received after February 18 2019.


Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 28, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Nov 29, 2018 and ends on Feb 26, 2019.
Late registration starts on Feb 27, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)