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  Public Hearing
July 22, 2005
Time: 8:45 am - 4:15 pm
Hearing Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

8:45-9:00 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

The Honorable Bob Kerrey and The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Co-Chairs

9:00–9:30 am Invited Testimony: Federal and State Perspectives

Gale P. Arden, Director for Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Alan Levine, Secretary, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (pdf)

9:30–10:00 am Invited Testimony: Providers

Lori Porter, CNA, National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants (pdf)

Sara V. Sinclair, RN, CNHA, Chairman of the Board, American College of Health Care Administrators (pdf)

David A. Smith, MD, FAAFP, CMD, President, American Medical Directors Association (pdf)

10:00–10:30 am Invited Testimony: Industry

Mary K. Ousley, Immediate Past Chair and Board Member, American Health Care Association (pdf)

William T. Smith, PhD, Chair, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (pdf)

M. Keith Weikel, PhD, Past Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member, Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (pdf)

10:30–10:45 am Break

10:45–11:15 am Invited Testimony: Consumers

Beverley L. Laubert, Vice President, National Association of State Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs (pdf)

Alice Hedt, Executive Director, National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

Suzanne Geffen Mintz, President/Co- Founder, The National Family Caregivers Association (pdf)

11:15–12:00 pm Public Comment

John G. Carney, Vice President, Aging and End of Life, Center for Practical Bioethics (pdf)

Toby Edelman, MEd, JD, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy (pdf)

Paul E. Forte, Chief Executive Officer, Long Term Care Partners, LLC (pdf)

Richard Holloway, MHA, President, Western Health Care Corporation (pdf)

Vickie Sheets, JD, RN, CAE, Director, Practice and Regulation, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (pdf)

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00–1:45 pm Invited Testimony: Research and Quality Improvement

Brant E. Fries, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health (pdf)

David J. Farrell, MSW, NHA, Quality Partners of Rhode Island (pdf)

Jeremy Pincus, PhD, Principal, The Forbes Consulting Group, Inc. (pdf)

1:45–2:15 pm Invited Testimony: Education & Workforce

Charlene A. Harrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (pdf)

Penny Hollander Feldman, PhD, RN, Vice President for Research and Evaluation, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (pdf)

Robyn I. Stone, DrPH, Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Aging Services (pdf)

2:15–2:30 pm Break

2:30–3:00 pm Invited Testimony: Innovation

Rose Marie Fagan, Executive Director, Pioneer Network (pdf)

Thomas Lohuis, CEO, Wellspring Institute (pdf)

Jude Rabig, RN, MA, Director, The Green House Project (pdf)

3:00–3:45 pm Public Comment

Barry S. Fogel, MD, Executive Vice President, LTCQ Incorporated (pdf)

Alan M. Letzt, MS, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adherence Technologies Corporation (pdf)

Barbara Paul, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Beverly Enterprises Incorporated (pdf)

Todd Siegel, President and Chief Executive Officer, MTS Medication Technologies Incorporated (pdf)

3:45–4:00 pm Closing Remarks

The Honorable Bob Kerrey and The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Co-Chairs

4:00 pm Public Hearing Adjourns

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