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The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: February 23-25, 2011, Washington, DC

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

Winter Meeting Agenda

February 23-25th, 2011
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, Washington, D.C. 20008


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

9:00 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions

                        The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

                        The Honorable Larry Otis, Vice Chair

9:15 a.m.    Introduction of New Committee Members

9:30 a.m.    2011 Work Plan

                        Introduction of Meeting Topics

                            The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

9:45 a.m.    Health Insurance Exchanges and Other Issues:

                        Dr. Keith Mueller, Ph.D., Chair, Health Panel

                        Rural Policy Research Institute

                        Question and Answer

10:30 a.m.   Break

10:45 a.m.   Health and Human Services Topic Reaction Panel

                   Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

                        Jocelyn Richgels, Staff

                        Rural Policy Research Institute, Human Services Panel

                   Community-Based Care Transitions

                        Karla Weng, Program Manager, Stratis Health, Medicare Quality

                        Improvement Organization, Bloomington, MN

                   Question and Answer

12:15 a.m.   Committee Lunch

1:30 p.m.     Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Panel

                        Audrey Yowell, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration

                        Question and Answer

2:15 p.m.     Break

2:30 p.m.     Community-Based Care Transitions

                        Juliana Tiongson, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Research and Demonstrations

                        Question and Answer

3:15 p.m.     Committee Discussion

                        Formation of Workgroups

                            The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

                        Preview of Day Two

                            Committee Staff

4:00 p.m.     Rural Health Update

                        Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association

                        Tom Morris, Associate Administrator, Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, DHHS

4:45 p.m.     Public Comment


Thursday, February 24, 2011

9:15 a.m.     HHS Update

                       Question and Answer

10:00 a.m.   Summary of Day One

                        The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

10:30 a.m.   Break

10:45 a.m.   Health Insurance Exchanges: Rural Implications

                        Krista Drobac

                        Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

                        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

12:15 p.m.   Lunch

1:30 p.m.     Committee Discussion on White Paper Topics and Charge to Subcommittees

                        The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

1:45 p.m.     Workgroup Meetings

                        Health Insurance Exchanges

                        Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

                        Community-Based Care Transitions

3:15 p.m.     Committee Discussion

                        Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Training Program

                        April Bender, Committee Member

                        Preparation for Friday Discussions

                        June Meeting Planning and Topics

4 p.m.         Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Rural Report

                        Jeff Stensland, Ph.D., Staff, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

4:45 p.m.     Call for Public Comment


Friday, February 25, 2011

9 a.m.          Call to Order

                        The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove, Chair

9:15 a.m.     White Paper Work Group Reports and Timelines

                        Exchange Subcommittee

                        Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Subcommittee

                        Community Based Care Transitions

                        Key Points and Possible Recommendations

                    Other Committee Correspondence

10:15 a.m.    1st Quarter Workplan

                        Committee Staff

10:20 a.m.    Close of Meeting and Public Comment