Spring Conference 2019

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NARA Spring Conference 2019

Legislative and Policy Making Impacting Rehab Providers

Pre-Conference:  May 14, 2019
3 Day Conference: May 15 – 17, 2019
Washington Marriott Georgetown

1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

The time is NOW to connect with Congress, the industry and your peers in Washington DC!  Join us at the NARA Spring Conference where we will be hosting educational and collaborative sessions to assist you and your business in developing actions that will address critical changes coming to the industry.

The Time Now...

To Take Action

To Remain Relevant

To Be an Advocate


Pre-Conference:  Your Roadmap to PDPM

Tuesday, May 14th 1:00pm

During this 1/2 day pre-conference which will begin at 1:00pm, our panelists will:

  • Discuss key elements in their expert areas impacted by PDPM
  • Respond to areas of concern for skilled nursing facilities, therapy providers, contract companies, interdisciplinary teams, outcomes, and diagnosis coding
  • How software providers are preparing their systems to meet the needs of the end user to support PDPM
  • Respond to attendee questions and concerns (to submit questions ahead of the session click here)

Panel Participant and Facilitator:  

  • Mark McDavid, OTR, RAC-CT, CHC, President at Seagrove Rehab Partners


  • Stacy Baker, OTR, CHC, RAC-CT, Director of Audit Services at Proactive Medical Review
  • Glenn P. Hendrix, Partner, Arnall, Golden Gregory LLP
  • Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, Director of Clinical Operations, CPS at RehabCare
  • Garry Pezzano, MS, CCC/SLP, Senior Vice President Clinical Practice at Genesis Rehab Services
  • Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, President at Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc.

*If you are interested in only attending the pre-conference please contact us.

CEU Availability:

#9038  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Course ABFR0013      This course is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)


CHC pending

3-day Conference (Click here for full agenda) SOLD OUT

Wednesday Sessions:

  • President's Welcome
  • Current Healthcare Legislation and Regulation:  "A Riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."  - Review of current legislative and regulatory landscape and the impact on the healthcare issues
  • Medicare for All, Medicare for More, Medicare Opt-In
  • MIPS:  Data Collections and Rehab Agency Participation MIPS
  • NARA Legislative Priorities and Preparation for Hill Visits
  • OIG and the Rehabilitation Industry - how the OIG uses data and how providers should use data

Thursday Sessions:

  • Morning - Hill visits - Click here for How to Schedule Your Appointments
  • Key Not Address by Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS)
  • Sharing of Comments and Interactions from Hill Visits
  • MedPAC Recommendations for Post-Acute Providers
  • NARA Annual Membership Meeting and Election

Friday Sessions:

  • OJ and Outlook with George G. Olsen, Esq (additional fee required)
  • President Trumps FY 2020 Budget to Congress - Signals and Flares as to Where His Administration Want to Take Medicare and Medicaid
  • Payment Reform:  PDPM and PDGM
  • A Little Help From Our Friends - Sister organizations share key projects they are working on

The conference will kick off at 8:00am on Wednesday, May 15th and conclude at approximately 12:30pm on Friday, May 17th.

CEU Availability:

  • AOTA
  • PT, PTA through State of Illinois
  • CHC