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LTSS Webinars


NCOA and the Disability and Aging Collaborative host a series of webinars to help state advocates prevent cuts to HCBS and promote the adoption of new options in the Affordable Care Act. Explore these events.

Implementation of the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule

June 2014


  • Ralph Lollar, Director, Division of Long Term Services and Supports, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMS
  • Pat Nobbie, Program Specialist, Center for Disability and Aging Policy, Administration for Community Living
  • Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • Rachel Patterson, Policy Analyst, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Community First Choice Option: State Consideration and Implementation

May 2014


  • Martha Beavers, Policy Specialist, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Edward Kako, Mission Analytics Group, Inc.
  • Kelly Williams, Division Administrator, Senior and Long-Term Care Division, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Trisha Baxter, Interim DD Program Director and Chief Operating Officer, Aging & People with Disabilities, Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Mike McCormick, Director, Aging & People with Disabilities, Oregon Department of Human Services

State Oversight and Quality in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

December 2013


  • Patti Killingsworth, Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Services & Support, Bureau of TennCare
  • Jami Snyder, Centene Corporation; former Operations Administrator, Acute and Long Term Care, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Thomas Shumard, Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Quality, Evaluation and Health Outcomes, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Measuring HCBS Quality in MLTSS Programs

September 2013


  • Tamar Heller, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Beth Mathis, The Council for Quality and Leadership
  • Katherine Bishop, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities


Long-Term Care Commission: Learn More about It and How You Can Engage    

August 2013


  • Larry Atkins, Staff Director for the Long-Term Care Commission
  • Howard Bedlin, National Council on Aging
  • Maureen Fitzgerald, The Arc of the US
  • Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities (Appointed Commissioner)


Balancing Incentive Program: Highlighting State Approaches and Progress

May 2013


  • Marc S. Gold, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Satrina McDonald, Division of Disability & Rehabilitative Services, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
  • Theresa Valdes, MO HealthNet Division, Department of Social Services

Immigration Reform: Key Issues for Older Adults, Individuals with Disabilities, and Home and Community-Based Services

April 2013


  • Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta, Caring Across Generations
  • Rahnee Patrick, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association & Access Living
  • Ivy Ngo, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
  • Jenny Rejeske, National Immigration Law Center
  • Eva Dominguez, Alliance for Retired Americans & Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Development of the Home and Community Based Services Experience Survey

December 2012


  • Anita Yuskauskas, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs, CMS
  • Julie Hayes Seibert, Truven Health Analytics
  • Elizabeth Frentzel, American Institutes for Research

Introduction to Quality Measures in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

November 2012


  • Sarah Scholle, National Committee on Quality Assurance
  • Alice Lind, Center for Health Care Strategies

State Advocate Experiences in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

August 2012


  • Gordon Bonnyman, Tennessee Justice Center
  • Valerie J. Bogart, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
  • Mitch Hagopian, Disability Rights Wisconsin

State Progress on Balancing Incentive Program and Community First Choice Option

August 2012


  • Eric Saber, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Kristi Plotner, Mississippi Division of Medicaid
  • David Ivers, Easter Seals Arkansas
  • Justin Foley, SEIU

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Overview of Key Issues and Guiding Principles

April 2012


  • Laura Summer, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
  • Sarah Barth, Center for Health Care Strategies
  • Ari Neeman, National Council on Disability

State Advocate Experiences and Engagement in Duals Integration

March 2012


  • Bill Henning, Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Dennis Heaphy, Disability Policy Consortium –Massachusetts
  • Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California
  • Laurel Mildred, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
  • Karen Keeslar, California Association of Public Authorities

Involvement of State Aging and Disability Advocates in Duals Integration

December 2011


  • Edo Banach, CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office
  • Hilary Dalin, NCOA
  • Kevin Prindiville, National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • Mary Lou Breslin, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Balancing Incentive Payments Program

October 2011


  • Anne Montgomery (Senate Special Committee on Aging – Sen. Kohl)
  • Effie George (CMS, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs)
  • David Braddock (Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado)
  • Enid Kasner (AARP Public Policy Institute)

Community First Choice Option and Balance Incentive Payments Program

June 2011


  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Disabled and Elderly Health Programs
  • Bruce Darling (Center for Disability Rights –New York State; National ADAPT)
  • Anna Rich (National Senior Citizens Law Center)
  • Elizabeth Royal (SEIU)

Implications of Medicaid Block Grants and Spending Caps for Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 2011


  • John Holahan, Urban Institute
  • Edwin Park, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Patricia Nemore, Center for Medicare Advocacy
  • Trisha Roddy, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Cost-Effectiveness of Home and Community-Based Services

March 2011


  • Stephen Kaye, Center for Personal Assistance Services, University of California San Francisco
  • Lisa Alecxih, The Lewin Group
  • K. Charlie Lakin, Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota
  • Dee Mahan, Families USA

State Budgets: Challenges and Opportunities for Home and Community-Based Services

February 2011


  • Judy Solomon, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Wendy Fox-Grage, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Jerry Reilly, Eldercare Alliance – Washington State
  • Diane Justice, National Academy for State Health Policy


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