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Department of Health and Human Services
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: February 17-19, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Sixty-Fourth Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

The Sofitel Hotel
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 730-8800


Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – Paris Ballroom

1:00 p.m. Opening of the Meeting

The Honorable Governor Beasley, Chair

The Honorable Larry Otis, Vice Chair

1:15 p.m. HHS Update

Mary Wakefield, Administrator, HRSA

Question and Answer

2:15 p.m. Committee Business

Overview of the Meeting

The Honorable David M. Beasley, Chair

The 2010 Report to the Secretary

The Honorable David Beasley, Chair

Reimbursements and Vouchers

Committee Staff

The 2011 Report Focus

2:45 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Health Care Association Perspective

Alan Morgan, National Rural Health Association

Joanna Hiatt, American Hospital Association

4:00 p.m. Administration for Children and Families Perspective

Ether Morales, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development

4:30 p.m. Committee Discussion

Takeaways from Day 1

The Honorable Larry Otis, Vice Chair

Overview of Day Two

Committee Staff

5:15 p.m. Public Comment


Thursday, February 18, 2009 – Paris Ballroom

9:00 a.m. Opening of Meeting

The Honorable Larry Otis, Vice Chair

9:15 a.m. Issues Facing the Rural Elderly

Robert Blancato, Matz, Blancato & Associates, Inc

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Administration on Aging Perspective

Robert Hornyak, Aging Services Program Specialist

11:15 a.m Committee Discussion, continued

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Key Issues in Rural Health and Human Services

Keith Mueller, Rural Policy Research Institute

Jocelyn Richgels, Rural Policy Research Institute

2:15 p.m. HIT Meaningful Use

Mike McNeely, Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, DHHS

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Committee Discussion, continued

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Announcement of 2010 Topics and Suggestions for Subcommittees

5:15 p.m. Public Comment


Friday, February 19, 2010 – Paris Ballroom

8:30 a.m. Overview of Day 3

The Honorable Larry Otis

Committee Discussion, continued

9:15 a.m. Legislative Perspective

Congressional Staff Panel: Senate Rural Health Caucus, House Rural Health Coalition

10:00 a.m. Committee Discussion

2011 Report Process

Letter to the Secretary

10:25 a.m. Public Comment