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In his time in the

In his time in the Senate, Ted worked for United States Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) in his Washington and Delaware offices. While on Capitol Hill, Ted worked as a Legislative Correspondent, handling matters related to health, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. See pp 12-13 for full Agenda. All are encouraged to attend. 3:00- 3:30pm Networking Break Sponsored by Dolley Madison Foyer 3:30 – 4:30pm 4:30- 6:30pm The Next Phase for the IMPACT Act: Standardized Assessment Data Find out about efforts to develop, implement and maintain standardized Post- Acute Care (PAC) patient assessment data, including results from pilot tests and national field test. Tara McMullen, PhD, MPH, Health Analyst for the Division of Chronic and Post-Acute Care, CMS As a Cross Setting Health Analyst for the Division of Chronic & Post Acute Care, Tara McMullen is the technical lead for work focused on standardizing post-acute care assessment data and quality measures as mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. As the CMS technical lead for post-acute care quality measurement development, Tara directs all contractor activities associated in the development of setting specific health care measures for the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, the Home Health Quality Reporting Program, the IRF Quality Reporting Program, the SNF Quality Reporting Program, and the LTCH Quality Reporting Program. NASL Board of Directors Meeting Refreshments provided by Dolley Madison Ballroom Montpelier Room Wednesday, February 7 7:00 – 8:00am NASL Advocates’ Breakfast Dolley Madison Foyer Sponsored by 8 NASL 2018 Winter Conference

7:30 – 9:30am Legislative and Regulatory Update Final Preparation for Hill Visits Dolley Madison Ballroom 9:30am Cynthia Morton, MPA, Executive Vice President, NASL Michaela Sims, JD, President, Sims Strategies For over twenty years, in both the public and private sectors, she has developed and implemented successful strategies that achieve desired policy and political results. Though she has worked in numerous policy areas, Michaela’s main area of expertise is working on health and tax policies overseen by the powerful Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees, and related federal agencies. Named one of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists in 2016. Adjourn to Capitol Hill for Meetings with Members of Congress Base Camp/De-Brief Room: 2215 Rayburn House Office Building, located at 45 Independence Avenue SW U.S. Capitol Sponsored by If you’re scheduled to make Hill visits with NASL, keep track of your Hill appointments, talking points and issue briefs with NASL’s Advocacy Day Assistant App. Use your email address and the password nasl2018 to login. A representative from the ADA app will be at the NASL registration desk on Tuesday afternoon, February 6 th , to help. Advocacy Day Assistant App Sponsored by 9 NASL 2018 Winter Conference