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  •          Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Moderator) 
  •          Federal Update (David Lipschutz)

o   Federal Budget & Omnibus Bill

  •          Tipping the Scales Towards Medicare Advantage (David Lipschutz)
    •    Overview
    •    Recent Legislative and Regulatory changes favoring MA
    •    CMS steering during 2017 Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP)
  •          Provisions of the Budget Act of 2018 (Kathy Holt, David Lipschutz)
    •    The Good
      •   Elimination of Therapy Caps
      •   Gleason Act and Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)
  •    The Bad
    •   Further Means Testing of Part B and D premiums
    •   Home Health Changes
  •          Update on ACA Sabotage (Ben Belton)
  •          Litigation Update   (Ali Bers)
    •    Alexander (formerly Barrows/Bagnall) (Hospital Observation Status)
    •    Other Updates
  •          Miscellaneous
  •    5th Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture  

March 22, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, EDT
Washington, DC

  •          General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  •          Wrap-up  (Moderator)

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http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/take-action/national-medicare-advocates-alliance/medicare-advocates-alliance-issue-briefs/

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