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Monday, February 13, 2012– 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time

Call-in Number: 1 (888) 206-2266
Pass Code: 1050263#

NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone.  This frees up lines and holds down costs.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Moderator)
     
  • Legislative Update  (David Lipschutz, CMA)
    • Update on “Extender Bill” – Physician payments (“SGR”), Qualified Individual (QI) program, and Therapy Cap Exceptions
       
  • Presentation: Review of Medicare Therapy Caps and Exceptions Process  (David Lipschutz, CMA)
     
  • Update on Challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • Overview of Supreme Court Challenge (Gill Deford, Director of Litigation, Center for Medicare Advocacy
    • Special Presentation: Rochelle Bobroff, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)  – NSCLC’s Amicus Brief
       
  • Litigation Update (Gill Deford, CMA)
    • Bagnall (Observation)
    • Jimmo(Improvement)
    • Other litigation
       
  • General Medicare Q&A(David Lipschutz,Moderator)
     
  • Wrap-up  (David Lipschutz, Moderator)
    • Issue Briefs on Center’s Website
    • Searchable Database
    • Next Call

REMINDER: The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s On-Line Medicare Decision Database And Other Information Are Available At:

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