AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

The American Association is preparing for its annual Washington Legislative Conference, which will be held May 20 to 21 at Washington D.C.’s Washington Court Hotel.

The event gives providers an opportunity to meet with lawmakers and lobby on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives. And in that regard, AAHomecare has set an aggressive legislative agenda for the year, that includes, competitive bidding; audit reform; prior authorization; and a separate benefit legislation for complex rehab technology.

The two-day event begins with conference sessions on the first day that help providers understand the issues and how to lobby on their behalf. On the second, providers assemble in their state delegations and head to Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers. AAHomecare and state association leaders help organize and manage the appointments.

On-site registration begins at 2 p.m. on Tues., May 19 and continues throughout the event, with the event’s main agenda as follows:

Wed., May 20

Noon - Welcome luncheon with keynote speaker

 1-5 p.m. - General session, including guest speakers, issue education, and guidance for effective Capitol Hill meetings.

5:-7 p.m. - Reception.

Thurs., May 21

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast with exibititors and Capitol Hill send-off.

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Meetings on Capitol Hill.

5-6:30 p.m. - Capitol Hill reception.

Registration for the Washington Legislative conference costs $99 for AAHomecare members and $149 for non members. For more information about the conference, and to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/2015washconf.

The The Washington Court Hotel is located at 525 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001-1527, and can be reached via phone at (800) 321-3010 or (202) 628-2100.

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