Industry Preps for Washington Conference
Next week’s series of legislative meetings will kick off with a keynote from Senate Finance Committee Oversight Counsel Brandt.
- By David Kopf
- May 18, 2017
Providers and industry advocates are gearing up to attend the American Association for Homecare’s annual Washington Legislative Conference, which runs next week on May 24 and 25 at Washington, D.C.'s Washington Court Hotel.
The annual event mobilizes providers and other HME industry stakeholders to spend concentrated time lobbying lawmakers and legislative staff on behalf of pivotal industry issues.
The first half of May 24 will be filled with issue updates and educational session that will lead off with a keynote address from Kimberly Brandt, Chief Oversight Counsel on the Majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. In the role since January 2011, Brandt coordinates oversight of Committee issues such as tax, healthcare, social security, and trade.
Brandt has a deep experience in healthcare policy. She was a senior counsel at Alston & Bird in Washington, D.C. advising clients on healthcare compliance, fraud and abuse. She for seven years as CMS’s Director of the Medicare Program Integrity Group, and worked for five years at the HHS Office of Inspector General as Special Counsel and Director of External Affairs and as a Senior Counsel negotiating False Claims Act settlements and drafting and monitoring Corporate Integrity Agreements.
In addition to the keynote and issue education, the conference will also see the presentation of the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award to the last honoree.
For providers wishing to attend last minute, registration is still open, and the 2017 event’s price has also been reduced to half the cost of last year’s registration fee, with registration for AAHomecare members costing $49, and $99 for nonmembers. Providers can register online at http://bit.ly/2nR7yIU or download a PDF version of the registration form at http://bit.ly/2nFXjXF.
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.