National Leadership Conference

March 18-19, 2019 | Washington, DC

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The 2019 National Leadership Conference, hosted by ElevatingHOME and VNAA, convenes home-based care’s top thought leaders, industry experts, and legislators from across the country, March 18-19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Featuring presentations from these thoughtleaders--
Cynthia Boyd Rita Choula Berna Demiralp
Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Rita B. Choula, MA
Senior Advisor
AARP Public Policy Institute

Berna Demiralp, PhD
Principal Research Associate
KNG Health Consulting

Conor Farley
Conor Farley
VP of Development & Client Experience

Warren Hébert, DNP, RN, CAE, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Homecare Association of Louisiana

Norbert Hudak
Chief Strategy Officer
Excel Health

Jane Claire Komsky, PhD
Director of Risk Analysis and Cognitive Research
SimpleC, LLC
Honorable Mark Lindsay
The Livingston Group

Stella Mandl, RN, BSN, BSW, PHN
Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Dan Pompilio

Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, MD, FACP
Medical Director
Tandigm Health

Orla C. Sheehan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Gary Swartz, JD, MPA
Senior Advisor for Public Policy
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

NLC takes a new direction in 2019 as an intimate gathering of home-based care executives, focusing the discussion on the top priorities of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as recently outlined by Secretary Alex Azar. HHS is prioritizing a shift to a true value-based health care system in the new year via four avenues identified by Secretary Azar:
  • Transforming patients into empowered consumers
  • Making providers into accountable navigators of the health system
  • Shifting the payment focus to outcomes rather than process
  • Preventing disease before it occurs or progresses

Home-based care executives attending NLC 2019 will take from the meeting real, actionable business plan options centering on these four avenues for driving toward value. In addition, attendees will have meaningful networking opportunities, sharing innovative ideas with familiar faces and new connections alike.