Get ready for two valuable CAST meetings, which will take place March 19-22, 2017, in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: The PEAK Leadership Summit preceded by the spring CAST Commission Meeting.
 
CAST Commission Meeting
 
The CAST Commission Meeting will kick off four days of learning and conversations, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In addition to learning of recent CAST accomplishments and updates and connecting with their colleagues, CAST Commissioners can take part in the following:

  • Learning about LeadingAge’s Public Policy Priorities under the new administration from LeadingAge’s CEO, Katie Smith Sloan. 
  • Discussing policy changes and their implications on for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) and services under Medicare, Medicaid, and in the private marketplace with CAST Chair, Mark McClellan, MD, and Robert J. Margolis, Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University.
  • Discussing the implications of LeadingAge CAST’s technology policy priorities:
    • Affordable Internet access.
    • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstrations of innovative technology-enabled payment models led by LTPAC.
    • Removal of restrictions on telehealth.
    • Health information technology/ electronic health record (EHR) incentives, financial and otherwise, for LTPAC.

PEAK Leadership Summit
 
The PEAK Leadership Summit is the preeminent leadership forum for top-tier executives in the aging services field. It’s where business leaders, experts, and advocates come together to explore the strategies and best practices needed to respond with quality to the ever-changing needs of the aging population and the environment in which they operate. The Summit will feature three CAST sessions:
 

 
The full educational program includes sessions, forums, and a Lobby Day as well as a BaseCamp with solution providers and Brain2Brain conversations, where attendees can discuss predetermined strategic questions with kiosk hosts in BaseCamp and learn how their answers track with those of other conference attendees. 

Basecamp has six zones, including a technology zone, and CAST will have a kiosk. In addition, a start-up zone sponsored by CAST will feature innovative start-up technology companies. Please make sure you register to attend!