2014 Winter Legislative Conference

The times truly are a-changin'.  Representing a sea change for Virginia’s nursing facilities, 2014 will usher in a transition to managed care for the majority of our members.

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Winter Legislative Conference scheduled for February 18 & 19 at the Omni Richmond Hotel.  Time has been set aside on Tuesday morning to visit legislators to make our voices heard within the political and policy arena. We are strongly encouraging members to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your legislators during a visit to the General Assembly and at the evening legislative reception. Make appointments now to meet with your Delegate and Senator.  Face-to-face meetings are one of the most effective options for delivering our message about the critical need for adequate funding for long term care.

In addition to the opportunity to interact with members of the General Assembly on key issues affecting long term care, attendees will:

  • Prepare for implementation of Commonwealth Coordinated Care, Virginia’s Dual Demonstration initiative, with presentations from the three participating MCOs about their perspectives and goals for care coordination among dual eligible beneficiaries.
  • Receive a briefing on legislative actions in the 2014 General Assembly and understand the consequences of Budget decisions on Virginia’s Medicaid funding.
  • Hear about what is happening on the Washington Scene and AHCA’s efforts to influence Congressional decisions.
  • Learn about the Arizona Model of Managed Care and lessons learned from Arizona’s experience.
  • Receive an update on Medicaid Reform from Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
  • Identify strategies for succeeding in today’s post-acute environment.

Also, don’t miss hearing Pat Haggerty.  Pat is a Washington, DC political and media veteran who has covered Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies.  A journalist, his upbeat and funny program will remind us of how easy and valuable our grassroots advocacy is here in Richmond and in Washington, DC.  Pat Haggerty's political humor combined with his flag-waving patriotism will make you feel great about living in America and what we can do to keep America the GREATEST country in the world.  He will show us how VHCA members can be effective advocates for our legislative and regulatory agendas.  Register today for the Legislative Conference so you won’t miss this humorous and content rich program.

Early bird registration is available online. More information coming soon.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Richmond Hotel for $150.00 single or double (plus tax).  Reserve your hotel room here or by calling 804.344.7000.