August 15, 2013
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Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Announces Fourth and Final Public Hearing for August 20th
Fifteen member commission created by fiscal cliff law tasked with advising Congress on long-term care reform
Washington, DC - The federal Commission on Long-Term Care has scheduled its fourth public hearing on the topic: "Addressing LTSS Service Delivery and Workforce Issues." The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT in SD-562 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.
The Commission will hear testimony from two panels of witnesses:
Panel 1: Service Delivery and Provider Innovation and Issues 1:00 to 3:00 pm
- Eric Berger
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare
- Lisa Alecxih
SVP and Director
Lewin Center for Aging & Disability Policy
- Loren Colman
MN Department of Human Services, Continuing Care Administration
- Laura Taylor
Director of the Caregiver Support Program
Department of Veterans Affairs
Panel 2: Workforce Innovation and Issues 3:00 to 5:00 pm
- Tracy Lustig, D.P.M., M.P.H.
Sr. Program Officer
Institute of Medicine
- Suzanne Mintz
Family Caregiver Advocacy
- Charissa Raynor
SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust
- Charlene Harrington, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Nursing
University of California at San Francisco
The Commission was created by the American Taxpayer Relief Act - the so-called "fiscal-cliff" law - to advise Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation's older adults and people with disabilities, now and in the future.
The bi-partisan commission consists of 15 appointees - nine members appointed by Democratic Congressional leadership and the White House and six members appointed by Republican leadership. Bruce Chernof is Chair of the Commission and Mark Warshawsky is Vice Chair. The Commission is charged by statute to report with a "plan for the establishment, implementation, and financing of a comprehensive, coordinated, and high-quality system that ensures the availability of long-term services and supports for individuals in need."
The other appointees to the commission are: Javaid Anwar, Judith Brachman, Laphonza Butler, Henry Claypool, Judith Feder, Stephen Guillard, Julian Harris, Chris Jacobs, Neil Pruitt, Carol Raphael, Judith Stein, Grace-Marie Turner, and George Vradenburg.
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