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03:00pm - 05:00pm EDT - August 18, 2019 | Room: Grand Ballroom
Welcome Lathran J. Woodard, Chair of the Board, National Association of Community Health Centers Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO, National Association of Community Health Centers Keynote Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the proposed Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine and Provost of the Minnesota Medical University In an outstanding career spanning nearly 50 years as a clinical and academic leader, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee made her mark breaking barriers for women and minorities in the health professions and advocating for policies to grow the primary care workforce in the nation’s underserved communities. After receiving her D.O. degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973, she began her own private medical practice, serving medically underserved communities and families in Detroit. She would go on to make history in 1993 when she became the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school, at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. From 2001 to 2017, Dr. Ross-Lee served in multiple leadership roles at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), including Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs. Now retired, Dr. Ross-Lee continues to be recognized as a nationally recognized expert on health policy, contributing at both federal and states levels on topics such as primary care, medical education, minority and women’s health. Her commitment to the underserved and her leadership in mentoring and inspiring diverse, young people to pursue careers in the health professions have merited high honors and awards. Presentation  of the 2019 NACHC Outstanding Achievement Awards Susan Bauer, MA, MPH, Executive Director, Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Chicago, IL Marty Lynch, PhD, Executive Director/CEO, LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley, CA Thomas Trompeter, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, HealthPoint, Renton, WA

10:30am - 12:30pm EDT - August 19, 2019 | Room: Grand Ballroom
Presentation of the 2019 NACHC Community Health Care Awards of Excellence 2019 John Gilbert Award Merrill R. Thomas, MBA President/CEO Providence Community Health Centers Providence, RI 2019 Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award Veatrice Crawford Consumer Board Member SIU Center for Family Medicine Springfield, IL 2019 Samuel U. Rodgers, MD Achievement Award Arthur Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP* Chief Transformation Officer/Medical Director Mary’s Center Washington, DC Kristin Keglovitz-Baker, PA-C, AAHIVS* Chief Operating Officer Howard Brown Health Center Chicago, IL 2019 Louis S. Garcia Community/Migrant Health Service Award Lucy Ramirez Torres Chief Executive Officer Nuestra Clinica del Valle San Juan, TX 2019 Norton Wilson State/Regional Leadership Award Philip L. Morphew, MBA Former Chief Executive Officer Indiana Primary Health Care Association Indianapolis, IN 2019 Jeffrey T. Latman Leadership in Health Care Finance Award Kevin Maddox, MBA Chief Financial Officer Sunrise Community Health Evans, CO 2019 Health Professions Education and Training Award Berneice Mills-Thomas, RN, MSM, MPH, MBA Chief Executive Officer Near North Health Service Corporation Chicago, IL *Co-recipient Remarks from Congressman Danny Davis, U.S. Representative, 7th Congressional District of Illinois Better Together: Health Centers Collaborating in Uncertain Times for a Stronger Future While risk-based contracts account for only a small percentage of the current reimbursement arrangements for health centers, indications are payment based on outcomes and cost will dominate in coming years. Regardless of the model, the financial risk for health centers continues to increase, and data quality and analytics are critical factors for future success with risk-based contracts. It is also important to identify opportunities to align as larger entities for improved outcomes and reduced costs. With the uncertainty in payment, reimbursement, and risk, come hear from a panel, including a PCA/HCCN CEO and three health centers (of various sizes), which made the decision to prepare for the challenges and opportunities together, rather than as individual, competing organizations. Moderator: Jennifer Nolty, Director, PCA and Network Relations, NACHC Presenters: Aaron Todd, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa PCA, InConcertCare, IowaHealth+ Mari Kaptain-Dahlen, Chief Executive Officer, Siouxland Community Health Center Manny Lopes, President and CEO, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Mahdi Ashrafian, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems, Inc.

08:30am - 10:00am EDT - August 20, 2019 | Room: Crystal BC
Track: Policy Analysis
Speakers will provide updates on the most recent policy developments in the 340B space, including on the Hill, at HRSA, and in the field.

01:30pm - 03:00pm EDT - August 20, 2019 | Room: Crystal BC
Track: Health Center Fundamentals,Health Center Essentials
The Health Center Program Requirements are a critical foundation for a health center’s success. HRSA’s Site Visit Protocol has changed the way operational site visits (OSVs) are conducted and how HRSA assesses compliance with program requirements. This session will feature the perspectives of the federal government, an OSV reviewer, and a health center. Participants will learn insights and key strategies for all phases of the OSV process. Presenters will highlight how high-performing health centers use the OSV to engage in a continuous process of not just program compliance, but performance improvement and operational excellence.