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The 2011 SMP National Conference, with its theme “Leading the Grassroots Fight Against Fraud,” was held August 9-11 in Washington, D.C. Speakers and presentations (when available) are below.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Opening Comments / Keynote Speaker

  • Cindy Padilla, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)
  • Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, AoA (video greeting)
  • Dr. Peter Budetti, Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Organized Crime in Health Care Fraud

  • Jennifer Trussell, Director, Investigations Unit, Office of Inspector General, HHS

Doing a Number on your Number

  • Jean Stone, Director, Northeastern Field Office, Program Integrity Enforcement Group Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

SMP Networking Luncheon

  • Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging

Anatomy of a Referral

Part 1: OIG and CMS

  • Mike Cohen, Inspector, Investigations Unit, Office of the Inspector General, HHS
  • Pat Doyle, Benefits Integrity Manager, Health Integrity
  • Amy Miller-Bowman, Medicare Operations Coordinator, IntegriGuard

Part 2: SMP Case Studies

  • Nancy Rosario, SMP Administrative Assistant, Florida SMP
  • Erin Weir, SMP-Healthcare Consumer Protection Director, Illinois SMP

Part 3: SMP Referrals Protocols

New Changes in Medicare: Affordable Care Act and MIPPA

  • Hilary Dalin, Director, Policy and Programs, National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment, National Council on Aging

The "Cans" and "Cannots" of Medicare Marketing

  • Christine Reinhard, Surveillance and Compliance Team Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Camille Brown, Marketing Team Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AoA's Vision of Volunteer Risk and Program Management (VRPM) in the SMP Program

  • Barbara Dieker, Director, Office of Elder Rights, U.S. Administration on Aging  Palladian Ballroom

Advance Release of VRPM Policies

Screening of Volunteers

  • Linda Graff, Linda Graff & Associates Inc.

Conducting a Volunteer Program Risk Assessment

  • Steve McCurley, Linda Graff & Associates Inc.

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

  • Cindy Padilla, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)

Breakout Sessions 

1. SMP Volunteer Roles

2. Role of the Coordinator of Volunteers

  • Steve McCurley, Linda Graff & Associates 

3. Information Technology (IT) and Data Security

  • Mike Klug, SMP Resource Center

 Thursday, August 11, 2011 


Breakout Sessions

1. Working with your AoA Project Officer and Grant Management Specialist

  • Sean Lewis, Grants Management Specialist, U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Christine Ramirez, Grants Management Specialist, U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Courtney Hoskins, Project Officer, Region VIII, U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Terry Duffin, Project Officer, Region X, U.S. Administration on Aging

2. Mobilizing Hispanics Against Medicare Fraud: Strategies to Recruit, Train, and Empower Community Leaders

  • Maria Eugenia Hernandez-Lane, Vice President, National Hispanic Council on Aging 

Successful SMP Media Strategies

  • SMP Panelists: California, D.C., Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin 

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