Preliminary Agenda*

Sunday, April 27, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

NFPRHA Board Meeting
Attendance by invitation only. 

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Medicaid Peer-to-Peer Meeting
The NFPRHA Medicaid Peer-to-Peer meeting series brings together family planning program administrators and state Medicaid program staff to discuss key issues related to Medicaid and Medicaid-funded family planning. Content at the April 2014 meeting will include presentations and discussions on the challenges and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion, family planning expansions, and reimbursement rates. Pre-registration required.

  • Erin Armstrong, JD, Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
  • Rachel Gold, MPA, Acting Vice President for Public Policy, Guttmacher Institute
  • Carrie Hanlon, MA, Program Manager, National Academy for State Health Policy
  • Kathleen Nolan, MPH, Director of State Policy & Programs, National Association of Medicaid Directors
  • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
  • Wayne Turner, JD, Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program

View a detailed agenda or contact Robin Summers (rsummers@nfprha.org) for more information.

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Billing and Coding Workshops
Attend NFPRHA’s popular pre-conference billing trainings. Free and limited to NFPRHA members - join prior to registering to participate. Pre-registration required.

  • Billing Training: Introduction to Revenue Cycle - Become familiar with all aspects of the revenue cycle, including the administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collection of patient revenue.

    • Daryn Eikner, MS, Director of Service Improvement, Family Planning Council (PA)
  • Billing Training: Revenue Special Topics - Delve into revenue cycle topics about which NFPRHA trainers receive the most questions, and take away tools that will help you troubleshoot when you are back at work. Potential topics include: frequently encountered denials, credentialing tricks of the trade, using evaluation and management coding, out-of-network billing, reimbursements for RN and NP visits, chart auditing, insurance verification, contracting, modifying work flow to maximize productivity, revenue cycle management, and continuous quality improvement activities.

    • Todd Welter, MS, CPC, Founder & President, R.T. Welter & Associates, Inc.
  • Billing Training: ICD-10 - Examine the transition to ICD-10, discuss implementation strategies, and review the implementation timeline. 

    • Ann Finn, Principal, Ann Finn Consulting 
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Family Planning Boot Camp
Newcomers to the family planning field will be introduced to the program and policy areas that will be discussed throughout the conference. Topics covered will include: history of public funding for family planning; family planning’s place in the evolving health care delivery system; and how the implementation of the ACA is affecting family planning providers. Participants will also meet in small groups to discuss their experiences in the field so far, and to strategize about challenges within their own organizations. 
Free and limited to NFPRHA members - join prior to registering to participate. Pre-registration required.

  • Jessica Marcella, MPA, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, NFPRHA
  • Illysa Schrager, Manager, Executive Office, NFPRHA
  • Bill White, MPH, Vice President, Pine Street Partners
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NFPRHA Orientation
Whether you are new to the field, or just new to NFPRHA, this session helps you get the most out of the conference and your NFPRHA membership. Join NFPRHA staff and a longtime NFPRHA member for an engaging introductory session. All are welcome.

  • Catherine Fish, MSW, Membership Manager, NFPRHA
  • Yordanos Gebretatios, MSPH, Life After 40 Project Manager, NFPRHA
  • Linda Wheal, Maternal Health Program Manager, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FQHC Affinity Group Meeting
Join NFPRHA Board members and staff to network with fellow community health center staff and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities related to Title X service provision in the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) setting.  Open to FQHC staff only.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Opening Night Reception
Toast the first award presentation of the conference and explore the Exhibit Hall while catching up with colleagues from across the country. Attendees who visit every exhibit can enter a drawing for exciting prizes. One ticket to the reception is included with full conference registration. 

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

State Family Planning Administrators Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.


Monday, April 28, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Breakfast served 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Trends in Health Care & Membership Meeting
NFPRHA’s Board Chair and CEO will open the conference with the annual presentation of NFPRHA’s strategic priorities, membership growth, new initiatives, and financial performance. Following the meeting, health industry expert, Brenda Pawlak, will preview emerging trends in the health care economy and discuss how publicly funded family planning providers can most effectively adapt. All are welcome.

  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Margie Fites Seigle, Board Chair, NFPRHA
  • Brenda Pawlak, Director, Manatt Health Solutions
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Outreach & Enrollment Clinic
Visit NFPRHA’s Get Covered: Family Planning project staff to learn more about how to expand your health center’s outreach and enrollment efforts. Get insights from seasoned NFPRHA field organizers who are assisting health care centers with ACA enrollment and Medicaid eligibility triage. Talk to NFPRHA members about how they have implemented and ramped up outreach and enrollment in their health centers. Order free, focus group-tested outreach and enrollment materials designed specifically for use with patients who are in need of health insurance. Drop in at any time.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Workshops

  • Contracting with Third-Party Payers
    Gain insight about building relationships with Third-Party Payers (TPPs) from the team working on the next Life After 40 case study. This session is intended for individuals whose responsibilities include working with TPPs in any capacity.

    • Susan Gadon, MPA, Consultant, SDG Health
    • Jamie Pearson, MPA, Chief Financial Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (IA)
    • Annie Vosel, RN, Title X Director, Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Improving the Patient Experience for Vulnerable Populations
    Learn how providers can strengthen their capacity to meet the unique needs of Latina, African American, and transgender patients. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the service delivery obstacles to accessing quality care. Practices for creating a culturally-sensitive patient environment will be presented.

    • Rachel Baum, MSW, Deputy Director of Reproductive Health Programs, Public Health Solutions (NY)
    • Courtney Christian, MPA, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Black Women’s Health Imperative
    • Kimberly Inez McGuire, Director of Public Affairs, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
    • Harper Jean Tobin, JD, Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Managing Change Related to FQHC Engagement
    Changes in the health care environment are motivating many publicly funded family planning providers to change the way they operate in order to remain viable. Engaging with FQHCs is one strategy that can lead to a more sustainable business model, while maintaining a mission to provide high quality health services in a safety-net setting. This interactive session shares highlights from NFPRHA’s recently published Life After 40 case study, Sustainability Solutions: How Title X Programs and FQHCs Can Work Together.

    • Paula Dube, RN, Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator, HealthReach Community Health Centers (ME)
    • Lawreen Duel, Director of Operations, Finger Lakes Community Health (NY)
    • Deb Farmer, President & CEO, Westside Family Health Center (CA)
    • Evelyn Kieltyka, MSN, MS, FNP, Senior Vice President, Family Planning Association of Maine
    • Jenny Sheehan, MPH, Consultant, JLYS Consulting
  • Quality Measurement
    The shift towards financing tied to quality in the US health care system has significant consequences for the safety net. It will be increasingly important that family planning services and providers be able to demonstrate their value in achieving positive health outcomes and reducing health care costs. This session will provide an overview of ongoing efforts to advance nationally recognized measures for the field, including a contraceptive quality measure.

    • Loretta Gavin, MPH, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health
    • Mytri Singh, MPH, Director of Clinical Quality Improvement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Supreme Court Update
    This summer, the US Supreme Court will decide whether employers can make decisions about the family planning and sexual health care their employees receive. This workshop will address the high Court's review of the contraceptive coverage cases, including the arguments made, the Court's likely decision-making tree, and the decision’s potential implication for the safety net and beyond.

    • Brigitte Amiri, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
    • Gretchen Borchelt, JD, Senior Counsel & Director of State Reproductive Health Policy, National Women’s Law Center
    • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Awards Luncheon
Honor the outstanding work of NFPRHA’s membership at this annual presentation of member-nominated awards. One ticket is included with full conference registration.

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Workshops

  • Group Purchasing of Electronic Health Records
    Drawing from the Life After 40’s Steps to Group Purchasing of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) System case study snapshot, this workshop will present the cost savings model of group purchasing. Learn the steps for successfully purchasing and customizing a shared EHR system. 

    • Randy Hountz, MBA, Principal Advisor - Operations, Purdue Healthcare Advisors 
    • Melinda Konrath, RN, Executive Director, Northern Indiana MCH Network
    • Kimberly Poland, Vice President of Client Engagement, iSALUS Healthcare
    • Gayla Winston, MPH, President & CEO, Indiana Family Health Council
  • Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in the South
    Learn about important themes and outcomes from the Sexual and Reproductive Health in the South meeting series hosted by NFPRHA, the National Coalition of STD Directors, and the New Morning Foundation. Takeaways include a template with instructions for recreating this meeting format in your community or state.

    • Michelle Allen, State STD Director, Georgia Department of Public Health 
    • Greg Gabbert, Youth Advocacy Coordinator, AIDS Alabama
    • Nancy Keohane, MSN, RN, WHNP, Family Planning Programs Supervisor, Virginia Department of Health
    • William Smith, Executive Director, National Coalition of STD Directors
  • Medicaid Managed Care and Family Planning
    Hear from industry experts about the growing role of Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) and what it means for family planning. Learn about trends important to your work, including quality measures, and take-away tips for contracting and working with MMCs on payments and rates.

    • Amy Ingham, Medicaid Policy Manager, Medicaid Health Plans of America
    • Debbie Kilstein, BSN, MBA, JD, Vice President of Quality Management and Operational Support, Association for Community Affiliated Plans
    • Dana Thomas, JD, Government Relations Director, WellPoint, Inc.
  • Outreach and Enrollment Strategies for Family Planning Providers
    Under the new health care law, millions of uninsured women and men are newly eligible for Medicaid or qualify for consumer-friendly premium tax credits to help them purchase coverage in the health insurance marketplaces. This workshop will discuss cost-free tools for reaching, engaging with, and educating patients to help them obtain health coverage.

    • Karimah Baptiste, MA, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, Swope Health Services (MO)
    • Nancy Clack, Project Director, Get Covered: Family Planning, NFPRHA
    • Bette Saxton, CEO, Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (PA)
    • Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (PA)
  • State Policy Strategies for Protecting the Insured’s Confidentiality
    Learn successful approaches to advancing confidentiality policies including coalition building, legislative advocacy, and working with state insurance regulatory agencies.

    • Emily Elman, MPH, Policy and Research Analyst, Reproductive Health Program, Oregon Health Authority
    • Greta Klinger, MPH, Family Planning Supervisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    • Susan Yolen, Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Early Experience of Health Care Reform
The nation has moved from “preparing for implementation” and “ACA readiness” to an era of modern service delivery and broader health coverage. With the key elements of the health care law in effect, there will now be intense focus on patients’ early experience and health systems’ prospects for long-term sustainability. Learn about the administration’s planned data collection efforts, similar efforts by non-public entities, strategies to assess the system’s capacity to respond, and potential approaches to integrate likely queries into existing administrative policies.

  • Mayra Alvarez, MHA, Associate Director, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Warren Brodine, President, W.J. Brodine & Co.Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President & CEO, California Family Health Council, Inc.
  • Adam Sonfield, MPP, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Old Town Alexandria Walking & Culinary Tour
Walking tour ticket holders will gather in Courthouse Square, across the street from the Westin’s main entrance. Participants will be split into two groups. Please arrive a few minutes early as the first group will depart promptly at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration required.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

After Tiller Documentary Screening
Join us for a screening of this impactful documentary, which intimately explores the experiences of abortion providers in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller. All are welcome.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Breakfast served 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Sessions

  • 340B Hot Topics Update 
    Thought leaders from Apexus will provide an update on 340B Hot Topics impacting Title X and family planning entities, including: tips for audit readiness, standard operating procedures, applying patient definition, and working with Medicaid. The prime vendor program (PVP) is responsible for negotiating sub-ceiling discounts on outpatient drugs and discounts on other pharmacy-related products and services for participating covered entities. Apexus also provides stakeholders with 340B technical assistance, education, and tools designed for entities to support compliance and program integrity.

    • Amy Fenbert, Portfolio Executive of 340B Program & Policy Analysis, Apexus
    • Katheryne Richardson, PharmD, Senior Director of 340B Program & Policy Analysis, Apexus
      *Sponsored by Apexus.
  • Piloting the use of ParaGard as Emergency Contraception
    ParaGard is underutilized as an option for patients seeking emergency contraception (EC) in clinical settings. Five NFPRHA members piloted offering ParaGard as EC to all EC-seeking patients for six months. Learn about the results of the pilot, including strategies for implementing this practice in your own health center. 

    • Laura Churchill, MS, FNP-BC, Interim Public Health Director, Greene County Public Health (NY)
    • Jeffrey Eaton, Director of Development, NFPRHA
    • Connie Krisman, Program Manager/Director, Vista Community Clinic (CA)
    • Arti Raman, Health Education Coordinator, Tri-City Health Center (CA)
    • Chelsea Smith, Outreach, Health Quarters (MA)
    • Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (PA)
  • Strategies for Advocating for Change in State Medicaid Policy
    Although Medicaid has long served as the primary source of public funding for family planning, the health care law has expanded its role in covering low-income and vulnerable populations. Seven NFPRHA members developed in-state advocacy projects to improve patient access to Medicaid family planning services over the course of a year. Learn about the strategies and policy approaches used by members during the project.

    • Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest (WA)
    • Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH, Director of Family Planning Programs, Unity Health Care, Inc. (DC)
    • Jessica Marcella, MPA, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, NFPRHA
    • Susan Yolen, Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Changing Face of Medicaid
Medicaid experts will discuss changes to the program that are already underway as a result of the new health care law, including how states are using the law’s flexibility to make changes to long-standing rules and requirements. A preview of current and rumored Medicaid proposals and a recap of ongoing budget battles will also be included.

  • Leonardo Cuello, JD, Director of Health Policy, National Health Law Program
  • Dee Mahan, JD, Medicaid Program Director, Families USA
  • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Outreach & Enrollment Clinic
Visit NFPRHA’s Get Covered: Family Planning project staff to learn more about how to expand your health center’s outreach and enrollment efforts. Get insights from seasoned NFPRHA field organizers who are assisting health care centers with ACA enrollment and Medicaid eligibility triage. Talk to NFPRHA members about how they have implemented and ramped up outreach and enrollment in their health centers. Order free, focus group-tested outreach and enrollment materials designed specifically for use with patients who are in need of health insurance. Drop in at any time.

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Roundtables
Share your experiences and get advice from family planning colleagues at facilitated roundtables on issues critical to the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in two different 30-minute dialogues around the highest priority issues you face. The roundtable format allows conference participants to learn from each other, while being guided by subject-matter expert facilitators. 

1. Processes for Assessing Payer Source and Confidentiality
Karen Edlund, RN, Director, Family Planning Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

2. Leveraging Social Media to Share Your Message
Suzy Day, Director of Outreach & Advocacy, Missouri Family Health Council

3. Implementing an EHR
Melinda Konrath, RN, Executive Director, Northern Indiana MCH Network

4. Succession Planning and Staff Development
Karrie Galloway, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah

5.Billing Commercial Insurance
Susan Gadon, MPA, Consultant, SDG Health

6. Serving Male Patients
Pam Johnson, Assistant Director, People’s Family Health Services, Inc. (NE)

7. Advocating for Family Planning Waivers and SPAs
Linda Wheal, Maternal Health Program Manager, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

8. Strategies to Ensure Positive Patient Experience
Michelle Alletto, MPA, Clinical Services Manager, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

9. Talking to Patients About Enrollment
Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, The Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (PA)

10. Financial Sustainability Planning
Heidi Halpern, MNM, Finance Director/CFO, Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center (CO)

11. Advocating for LARC Reimbursement
Karen Klauss, CNM, Family Planning Coordinator, Unity Health Care, Inc. (DC)

12. Demonstrating the Value of Family Planning to Third-Party Payers
Veronica Galas, RN, BSN, Clinical Services Manager, Carson City Health and Human Services (NV)

Advocacy 101
This session is designed to give new or nervous advocates the skills and confidence they need to conduct a successful visit with a legislator’s staff. Participants will review the federal appropriations process with NFPRHA staff and role-play a visit with current and former Hill staffers.

  • Nicole Cohen, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-14)
  • Molly Fishman, Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14)
  • Travis Moore, MA, Legislative Director, Office of Rep. Henry Waxman (CA-33) 
  • Annie Walden-Newman, Policy Director, NFPRHA
12:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Title X Guidance Release Briefing & Breakouts
The Title X program requirements and recommendations, which will be released this spring as an MMWR, will not only set the standards for care in Title X health centers, but also set the standard for family planning care nationwide. Representatives from OPA & CDC will offer remarks about the guidance. Participants will then have the opportunity to engage with the guidance in smaller groups focused on specific topics and facilitated by federal staff and Title X expert work group members. There will also be an exclusive session for staff who work at Title X grantee organizations.

  • Loretta Gavin, MPH, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nancy Mautone-Smith, MSW, LCSW, Public Health Advisor, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Moskosky, MS, RNC, Acting Director, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jenn Rogers, MPH, Project Director, Altarum Institute
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Safety-Net Perspectives on Economic Disparity
A panel of experts from prominent national organizations will discuss the role of the safety net and explore the question: “Who does the ACA help?” The discussion will address differences in how the law treats individuals with some income, versus the poorest and most vulnerable individuals.

  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Melissa Boteach, MPP, MSc, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program and Half in Ten Campaign, Center for American Progress
  • Jenny M. Kenney, PhD, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Transit to DC for Griswold v. Connecticut Reception
Buses provided to and from the Westin Alexandria.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Griswold v. Connecticut Gala Reception
Join family planning providers and advocates at NFPRHA’s annual fundraising reception as we celebrate the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for the family planning and sexual health care services that NFPRHA members provide.

REMARKS
Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)

CHAMPION IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Senator Tom Harkin (IA)

Discounted tickets available with full conference registration.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Huddle Before the Hill
Learn how to effectively advocate for your programs during NFPRHA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. Learn about the budget and appropriations process, what a Hill advocacy visit entails, and discuss the legislative packet and logistics for the big day. 

  • Jessica Marcella, MPA, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, NFPRHA
  • Annie Walden-Newman, Policy Director, NFPRHA
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Future of the Family Planning Safety-Net
Our field is well down the road of modernizing the family planning safety net. Staff from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) will brief on the range of strategic initiatives they are pursuing to support the Title X network and advance the concept of high-quality family planning service delivery nationwide, including initiatives on ACA readiness, health information technology, outreach and enrollment, technical assistance, and data reporting.

  • Christina Lachance, MPH, Public Health Advisor, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Moskosky, MS, RNC, Acting Director, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tasmeen Weik, DrPH, MPH, Health Scientist, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

National Training Centers Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Transit to Capitol Hill for Advocacy Day
Buses provided to and from the Westin Alexandria.

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hill Visits
No trip to Washington is complete without a visit with your elected officials. NFPRHA staff will schedule Hill visits for conference attendees and provide training during the conference to help you prepare. If you plan to set up your own visits or have any questions, please contact Annie Walden-Newman at awaldennewman@nfprha.org.

 


*Schedule subject to change.

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