2016 National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture

March 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of Medicare advocacy  and plan for the future!

April 1, 2016
​8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

We are delighted to announce that Senator Jay Rockefeller will join us at the 2016 National Voices of Medicare Summit to speak briefly, answer questions and personally introduce Ms. Tamera Luzzatto, who will be giving this year’s Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture.

And this year’s program is bigger than ever, with panels including:

  • Good Morning Medicare!

After a brief welcome, the morning will open with an address from, and an opportunity to talk with Sean Cavanaugh, the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  After his talk, Mr. Cavanaugh will be available for a question and answer period.

Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Best Practices in Advocacy and Caregiving

What practices are working to ensure older people and people with disabilities have access to, and coverage for, necessary health care?  This panel will bring together leading advocates with national leaders representing caregivers and individuals needing care.  The group will explore best practices from multiple perspectives within the health care delivery system.

Moderator: Toby S. Edelman, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Leslie Frane, Healthcare Director, Service Employees International Union
Sarita Gupta, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations
Sarah Lenz Lock, Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP
Ted Thompson, CEO, Parkinson’s Action Network

  • A Values-Based Approach to Medicare Redesign

“Medicare Reform” is a term we hear frequently, but generally that seems to mean cutting benefits and increasing costs to beneficiaries.  What would Medicare redesign look like if it was focused on both serving beneficiaries and ensuring a stable and comprehensive Medicare program?  We’ve assembled a panel of national Medicare policy experts with decades of combined experience in areas of health care financing, public policy, and Medicare reform.  The panel will explore various factors that must be weighed in developing a truly consumer-focused redesign.

Moderator: David Lipschutz, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Judy Feder, Professor & Former Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Marilyn Moon, Director, Center on Aging, American Institutes for Research 
Patricia Neuman, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation
Judith Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy

  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture – Introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller

In recognition of her extraordinary public service in advancing access to affordable health and long term care in her work with Senator Rockefeller, the Pepper Commission, and former Senator Hillary Clinton, the Center for Medicare Advocacy is honored to have Ms. Tamera Luzzatto, Vice President of Government Relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts delivering this year’s Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture.

  • Recent Advocacy Highlights & Challenges

What’s happening today in advocacy for older people and people with disabilities?  What’s on the horizon?  What challenges are beneficiaries and their advocates facing today and what are they preparing to face in the near future?  From challenges accessing necessary benefits, equipment and oral health care to efforts regarding audiology and hearing aid coverage, this panel will assess the current landscape faced by advocates and the people they serve.

Moderator: Kathy Holt, Associate Director/Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Ben Belton, Senior Advisor to the Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Peter Thomas, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
Larry Coffee, DDS, Founder & CEO, Dental Lifeline Network
Clare Durret, Executive Director, Team Gleason
Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

  • Show Time!  30 Years of Medicare Advocacy

Based on the Weekly NPR news quiz show, this interactive panel is guaranteed to be both informative and fun.  Using a “Lightning Round” format, it will review the last 30 years of Medicare and advocacy aimed at supporting a strong Medicare program and meeting the needs of beneficiaries.  Attorneys from the Center for Medicare Advocacy will start us out, but be forewarned — you could be called upon!

Moderator: Judith Stein, Founder/Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Center Attorneys and Colleagues

  • Be sure to stay, as a special guest kicks off the Center’s 30th Anniversary to close the day.

And of course, you will hear real voices of Medicare beneficiaries, and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities.

Register now ($225)

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