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  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Moderator) 
  • Litigation Update   (Ali Bers)
    • Jimmo (Improvement standard)
      • CMA and Vermont Legal Aid have filed a Motion for Resolution of Non-Compliance with the Settlement Agreement
    • Exley (formerly Lessler) (ALJ Delay Case)
      • Settlement preliminarily approved
    • Barrows (formerly Bagnall) (Observation)
      • Discovery on protected property interest issue; summary judgment briefing
    • Other cases
      • Hull and Olsen-Ecker (Lower level Medicare appeals)
  • Report on Olsen-Ecker oral argument on two motions
    • Ryan (Prior favorable homebound determination)
    • Lodge (Medically necessary oral health care)
    • Bremby (Per se skilled services)
  • Legislative Update (David Lipschutz)
  • Medicare Outpatient Therapy Caps
    • Discussion of repeal and replace efforts/proposal
  • Comments Submitted to Senate Finance Committee Request re: High Drug Costs
  • Administrative Update   
  • Proposed Rule re: Prior Authorization in Home Health Benefit (David Lipschutz)
    • Overview of CMS Proposed Rule to impose prior authorization in certain states
    • Comments due April 5th   
  • Comments on CMS’ Draft Call Letter (David Lipschutz)
    • Overview of comments submitted by the Center
  • Oral (and Dental) Health Care – (Judy Stein)
  • Administration on Community Living Grant – For Medicare Beneficiaries Under age 65 (Kathy Holt)
  • General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator)
    • Keep informed: Myths and Truths, other information and updates on the Center’s Website
    • Next Call

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