2019 Directors Forum & Annual Conference

2019 Directors Forum & Annual Conference

Linking Technology and Quality through Innovation in Statewide Systems

November 13 – 15, 2019
The Westin Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia

CONFERENCE THEME 

States I/DD agencies are increasingly devising strategies to enhance quality outcomes, including those related to the health and well-being of all people receiving services. As states continue to address new and complex challenges, many see an opportunity to increase the use of both technology and data to drive innovation and inform quality management practices. With this increased emphasis on using technology and data comes new solutions to address systemic structures such as HCBS regulations, incident management and to embed quality practices into the state’s integrated and holistic approaches to supports and services. 

This shift calls for a culture where quality is not limited to regulatory compliance and singular activities, but is instead based on continuous learning and improvement strategies distributed throughout the system. Using data and technology to inform policy decisions and performance improvement – all with an aim to increase a state’s capacity to honor person-centered practices while balancing risk, quality of life and health and safety.

The conference will provide opportunities to:

  • Hear from federal leaders about opportunities for integrated care as well as HCBS quality directions.
  • Learn about federal efforts related to health and safety in HCBS and state efforts at system improvement in this area.
  • Learn from state colleagues about state quality initiatives, including data and technology innovations and alternative payment strategies.
  • Learn how quality-driven goals can be translated into clear performance expectations.

Schedule:

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Directors Forum
Wednesday, November 13
(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Annual Conference
Thursday, November 14
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Annual Conference
Friday, November 15
(8:30 AM - 12:15 PM)

Presentations

Thursday, November 14, 2019

PLENARY PANEL

Federal Updates with CMS AND ACL

Ralph Lollar, Director
Director, Division of Long Term Services and Supports
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jennifer J. Bowdoin, PhD
Director, Division of Community Systems Transformation
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jennifer Johnson
Deputy Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities (AOD),
Administration for Community Living (ACL),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and;
Director, Office of Disability Service Innovations in AOD

Shawn Terrell
Health Insurance Program Specialist
Administration for Community Living

CMSACL.pdf

PLENARY PANEL

The Department of Justice and the ADA's Integration Mandate

Anne Raish
Principal Deputy Chief
Disability Rights Section
Department of Justice (DOJ)

Bo Tayloe
Deputy Chief
Special Litigation Section
Civil Rights Division
Department of Justice (DOJ)

Dept_justice.pdf

PLENARY PANEL

Connecticut’s Strategies to Support INCIDENT MANAGEMENT:  Discovering unreported critical incidents through the use of Medicaid claims

Joshua Scalora
Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics
Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

Jason Helmandollar
Vice President of Healthcare Solutions
Pulselight 

Connecticut.pdf

Friday, November 15, 2019

OPENING PLENARY PANEL

SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH I/DD AND FAMILIES: WHAT ARE STATES ARE PRIORITIZING ABOUT QUALITY AND TECHNOLOGY

Barbara Brent
Director of State Policy
NASDDDS

Emily Shea Tanis, PhD
Acting Executive Director
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Technology.pdf

PLENARY PANEL

Linking Technology and Quality through Innovations in Statewide Systems

JoAnn Lamphere, DrPH
Former Deputy Commissioner
Division of Person Centered Supports
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Tamika A. Black, PhD
Deputy Commissioner
Division of Data Management and Strategy
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Doug Golub
President
MediSked, LLC

New_York_1.pdf
New_York_2.pdf