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Saturday, November 12th, 2016
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration and Information Desk
Title: Registration and Information Desk
Lobby Alcove
 
 
 
Presenters
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: AAHHSA Executive Committee (by invite only)
Title: AAHHSA Executive Committee Meeting (by invite only)
Riverview
 
 
 
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Sunday, November 13th, 2016
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Sunday Social - Naval Base Norfolk
Title: Sunday Social Event
Naval Base Norfolk
 
 
 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Registration and Information Desk
Title: Registration and Information Desk
Grand Promenade
 
 
 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Meet AAHHSA Representatives
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
 
 
 
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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: General Session
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
 
 
 
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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Concurrent Federal Updates
Title: Critical New Developments in Public Child Welfare Law, Policy and Practice
Stratford
 
The session will highlight national policy issues relating to Child Welfare.
 
Moderator
Mark Gutchen, General Counsel, Division of Legal Services, MO Department of Social Services
 
Title: National Medicaid Update
York
 
This session will highlight significant Medicaid developments in the last 12 months.
 
Moderator
Stacie Kraly, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Section Supervisor, AK Department of Law
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Opening Reception
Title: Opening Reception
Riverwalk
 
 
 
Presenters
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: President's Hospitality Reception
Title: President's Hospitality Reception
Hospitality Suite, Room 1074
 
 
 
Monday, November 14th, 2016
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Registration and Information Desk
Title: Registration and Information Desk
Grand Promenade
 
 
 
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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast in Vendor Exhibit Area
Title: Continental Breakfast In Vendor Exhibit Area
 
 
 
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Table Top Exhibits
Title: Table Top Exhibits
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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8:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Opening General Session
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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10:15 AM - 12:00 PM: General Session
Title: Everyday Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Government Attorneys (and those that want to be)
York
 
A little bit of this and a little bit of that; as we walk through a wide-range of hypotheticals that discuss everything from "who really is our client," to "what do we do with that information and who did it come from," to "how did I get here and I agreed to do what?"
 
 
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Medicaid Warm-Up: Introduction and Best Practices for State Medicaid Attorneys
Stratford
 
A panel of experienced state Medicaid attorneys will share their experience by addressing questions submitted by conference attendees. New to Medicaid law? Facing a new issue? Always wondered about something? Curious how other states handle a problem? Have a strategic or tactical quandary? A problem client? Maybe we can help. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions or topics they'd like to have addressed by the panel and other attendees.
 
Moderator
Daniel Hart, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Department of Justice
 
Title: "Voluntary" Placements Used Instead of Foster Care
Providence
 
This session will explore the implications of Federal cases brought against states when parents place their children voluntarily while the family is receiving child protective services.
 
Moderator
Angie Stephenson, Child Welfare Attorney, Office of the North Carolina Attorney General
 
Title: The Petition for Rulemaking to Fix IT Procurement Contracting
Poplar
 
 
 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Federal Spending
Stratford
 
This panel will address critical federal funding issues having a broad effect on states. Examples include: CMS' overhaul of the Medicaid managed care rules; ACA implementation issues, including the Medicaid expansion; the implications of recent litigation, such as the challenge to the Department of Labor's rule governing home care workers, House of Representatives v. Burwell, and Olmstead decisions; trends in major waiver approvals by CMS; and other new federal regulations and guidance.
 
Moderator
Paul Leche, Special Counsel for Appeals, Texas of Health and Human Services Commission
 
Title: Foster Care Legal Issues from the Youth's Perspective
Providence
 
This presentation will include Senior Counsel Carrie Wayno, who advises a public child welfare agency, and a panel of foster youth alumni from North Carolina organization SAYSO (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out). The panel members will discuss several pressing legal issues and will include the foster youths' perspective on these changes in the law, which include: reasonable and prudent parent laws and normalcy; psychotropic medication; other aspects of mental health; Individualized Education Programs (IEPs); and reproductive rights.
 
Moderator
Carrie Wayno, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Washington Attorney General
 
Title: Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
Poplar
 
This session will focus on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in health care programs activities. Alisha Welch will discuss the requirements of the regulations passed by the Office for Civil Rights in May of 2016 and the steps covered entities must take to implement these requirements.
 
Moderator
Stacie Kraly, Chief Assistant Attorney General, State of Alaska, Department of law
 
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Medicaid and Mental Health
Stratford
 
This session will discuss how Medicaid can be used to provide behavioral health series (mental health and substance abuse); the impact of mental health parity legislation on state Medicaid programs and how Medicaid expansion can be used to increase access of these services to beneficiaries.
 
Moderator
Karen Barber, General Counsel, Vermont Department of Mental Health
 
Title: The Alternative Response to CPS Reports: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Providence
 
It is old news that most States have gone from a purely investigative approach to child abuse reports to a combination of investigations and "alternative responses." Join us for a discussion on how alternative response programs have come under scrutiny and how, as lawyers, we might help administrators respond to the charge that alternative response needs to be scaled back.
 
Moderator
Sandra Barnes, Office of the Maryland Attorney General
 
Title: Designing an Effective Presentation for Attorneys: It's More Than a Lecture, Part 1
Poplar
 
This panel is part one of a two-part series. Attendance at both panels is encouraged. The panel will discuss how to design an effective presentation. It will introduce and demonstrate various teaching techniques that will facilitate greater knowledge and retention of information by participants. Anyone charged with designing or implementing attorney training programs will benefit from this session.
 
Moderator
Angie Stephenson, Child Welfare Attorney, Office of the North Carolina Attorney General
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Networking Reception
Title: Networking Reception
Offsite
 
 
 
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9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Secretary's Hospitality Reception
Title: Secretary's Hospitality Reception
Hospitality Suite, Room 1074
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Registration and Information Desk
Title: Registration and Information Desk
Grand Promenade
 
 
 
Presenters
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast in Vendor Exhibit Area
Title: Continental Breakfast In Vendor Exhibit Area
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Table Top Exhibits
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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Intro to Medicaid Managed Care
Stratford
 
This session will provide basic concept of managed care in a Medicaid program. The speaker will talk about Managed Care, Accountable care and other similar options; further discussion of the new federal rules on Medicaid managed care and how those changes may impact your state.
 
Moderator
Michelle L'Hommedieu, Assistant Attorney General, Virginia Attorney General's Office
 
Title: Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions of Juvenile Trafficking
Providence
 
This session will discuss strategies for child sex trafficking investigations and prosecutions including collaborating with law enforcement, prosecutors and human services agencies, and how North Carolina revised its law to state prosecutions.
 
Moderator
Therese Durkin, Attorney, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
 
Title: Waiver World: A Guided Tour of 1115 or 1332 Waivers
Poplar
 
Most States have used section 1115 waiver authority to improve and simplify their health care system by expanding coverage, streamlining eligibility standards and processes, or testing new delivery system models. This presentation will explain and discuss spending and waiver authority under section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act and section 1115 of the Social Security Act and the legal considerations that may arise. It will highlight ways that States have used waiver authority and review the limitations and new responsibilities that also come with waivers. It will focus on common State questions: What should you expect when negotiating with CMS, federal HHS or OMB? How can you manage your federal and state-level strategy for achieving consensus on waiver program design and funding? What timelines are feasible? Once a waiver-supported reform program is implemented, what is it like to negotiate renewals or amendments to an existing waiver program? Learn from speakers who have made this journey from a state Medicaid policy perspective.
 
Moderator
Ed Watkins, Assistant Deputy Counsel, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
 
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Managed Care Contracting: What Works, What Doesn't and Lesson Learned
Stratford
 
This session will focus on the contracting process for managed care services - how to develop a contract and actuarially soundness in your managed care programs.
 
Moderator
Stacie Kraly, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Section Supervisor, AK Department of Law
 
Title: Sharing Information Across State Lines
Providence
 
We all share the same goal of protecting children, regardless of the state in which we live and practice. The laws of our individual states may not always make it easy for us to share critical child safety information or child welfare history on a family that has moved into or out of our states, even when it appears the family has moved to avoid child welfare involvement. This panel will discuss what statutes can be used to facilitate the flow of information between states and achieve the mutual goal of protecting kids. We will also explore whether there is a need for a uniform law nationwide to clearly delineate when information can be shared between states.
 
Moderator
Kamala Shugar, Assistant Attorney in Charge, Office of the Oregon Attorney General
 
Title: Designing an Effective Presentation for Attorneys: It's More Than a Lecture, Part 2
Poplar
 
This panel is part two of a two-part series. Attendance at both panels is encouraged but not required. The second panel will take a deeper dive into some of the specific techniques discussed in the first panel. This session is intended to be very participatory and will include the opportunity for participants to apply what they have learned to their own work.
 
Moderator
Angie Stephenson, Child Welfare Attorney, Office of the North Carolina Attorney General
 
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM: Lunch
Title: Child Welfare Committee Lunch
Riverwalk
 
 
 
Presenters
Title: Medicaid Committee Lunch
Monticello
 
 
 
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1:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Blended Systems: Fee for Service and Managed Care - How Does it Work, or Not?
Stratford
 
This session will focus on how states blend their Medicaid session - most states have some portion of their systems still providing fee for series. This session will talk about how to manage two separate systems of approval and payment and make it work for your agency and beneficiaries.
 
Moderator
Angela Urbanek, Attorney, General Counsel's Office, Minnesota Department of Human Services
 
Title: Getting in Front of Juvenile Trafficking
Providence
 
This session will discuss strategies to reduce sex trafficked children and improve victims' outcomes. Presenters will discuss Title IV-E requirements for identifying, reporting and determining service to victims of sex trafficking; North Carolina's NO REST Project which teams public and private agencies to prevent trafficking and give victims effective services; and what we can learn from juvenile trafficking data.
 
Moderator
Therese Durkin, Attorney, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
 
Title: Attorneys and High Profile Cases
Poplar
 
This course will present information regarding how government attorneys may best advise their clients on matters that are receiving extensive media attention. It will also discuss ethical issues presented to attorneys involved in such cases and how they may be responded to. Actual and hypothetical situations will be discussed by a panel of consisting of two government attorneys and a reporter/media consultant.
 
Moderator
Ed Watkins, Assistant Deputy Counsel, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
 
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
Promenade Foyer
 
 
 
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3:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Long Term Care and Managed Care
Stratford
 
This session will discuss how to bring your long term care services into your managing care program, in whole or in part, without breaking the state budget.
 
Moderator
Angela Urbanek, Attorney, General Counsel's Office, Minnesota Department of Human Services
 
Title: Strategies for Resolving Cases Stradling International Borders
Providence
 
If one or both parents of a child who comes into foster care lives in another country, or a U.S. citizen child returned from overseas must be placed in foster care, a number of unique legal issues arise: What international judicial assistance is available for service of process? How is evidence obtained and the legalization of foreign documents? What is consular notification and what is the role of the foreign consul? How can International Social Services-USA and the International Social Service Federation aid in resolving complex cross border cases? Join this panel to take a close look at this legal terrain, discover strategies and resources.
 
Moderator
Megan Dittman, Attorney, Missouri Department of Social Services
 
Title: Implementing the Child Care Block Grant of 2014
Poplar
 
This will be a discussion of the challenges faced by the states and tribes in implementing the most far reaching federal child care day care legislation ever enacted into law. The act and the recently adopted regulations will be discussed with particular attention paid to the background checks requirements and the expansion of program oversight requirements. A panel of State attorneys will discuss their State's efforts to implement the Act and what issues have arisen.
 
Moderator
Ed Watkins, Assistant Deputy Counsel, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Membership Meeting
Title: AAHHSA Membership Meeting: Regional Meetings and Elections
York
 
 
 
Presenters
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: New President's Reception
Title: New President's Reception
Hospitality Suite, Room 1074
 
 
 
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast in Vendor Exhibit Area
Title: Continental Breakfast In Vendor Exhibit Area
Monticello Foyer
 
 
 
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration and Information Desk
Title: Registration and Information Desk
Monticello Foyer
 
 
 
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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Internal and External Solutions to Maximize your Medicaid Recovery Program
Merrimac
 
The session will focus on the Medicaid recovery processes. Attendees will learn about cost recovery and avoidance programs on both an internal and external level. Representatives from external contracting agencies will be present as well as a representative from a state that does internal recovery solely.
 
Moderator
Ollie Green, Legal Counsel, Department of Social Services
 
Title: Promoting Child and Family Well-Being Through Civil Rights Compliance
Monticello
 
Federal civil rights laws protect children and families from unlawful discrimination in the administration of child welfare programs, activities and services. During this interactive session, representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, will provide an overview of the HHS and DOJ Child Welfare Initiative and recent guidance clarifying child welfare agencies and state court systems legal obligations under federal civil rights laws. The presentation will also include a primer on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities of 1990 and its applicability to child welfare activities.
 
Moderator
Natalie Bacon, Assistant Attorney General, North Carolina Department of Justice
 
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Networking Break
Title: Networking Break
 
 
 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Title: Medicaid Wrap-up (aka) Hot Topics
Merrimac
 
Join your fellow Medicaid attorneys for a round table discussion of current topics related to Medicaid. We will have a moderator, but feel free to raise topics at the meeting that you would like to discuss, or e-mail Matt Devlin prior to the session at [email protected] with suggested topics. Discussion areas may include the Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center decision, the new federal Medicaid managed care regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead, the Federal Department of Labor "Home Care" wage and hour rules, long-term care eligibility, and other issues raised prior to the conference on the Medicaid listserv.
 
 
Title: Child Welfare Wrap-up (aka) Hot Topics
Monticello
 
Please join your counterparts from other states to discuss important child welfare issues that were not fully covered in other panel sessions including, but not limited to negotiating a Tribal MOA, medical child abuse, the impact of "rights of conscience" legislation, definitions of abuse and neglect, and state budget problems.
 
Moderator
Susan Diedrich, Senior Assistant Chief Counsel, California Department of Social Services
 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: AAHHSA Executive Committee and Committee Chair Meeting (by invite only)
Title: AAHHSA Executive Committee and Committee Chair Meeting (by invite only)
Riverview
 
 
 
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