The purpose of Edge: Policy is to help you innovate, think bigger and learn from each other. Attendees will walk away inspired with new ideas, learn what their competitive Edge is and gain insight on how to optimize it. Our goal is to change the story around virtual care and our events reflect that. We curate content and experiences designed to shed new light on timely topics in virtual care with a focus on the why.
EDGE: Policy 2019 will take place November 20-22 at The Watergate Hotel Washington. Hear from White House officials, Congressional leaders and staff, and policy experts on the telehealth topics driving the day. Learn from leaders and join the discussion around Medicare reimbursement, Medicare Advantage changes, and CMMI innovative payment models; the role of AI in improving care quality and access; the need for connectivity via broadband and 5G; progress in the states; and the ways that patient-initiated telehealth can fill gaps in care.
|1:00 p.m.||Registration opens|
|5:30 – 6:30 p.m.||
On the Cutting Edge: Welcome Reception & Show and Tell
|6:30 – 8:30 p.m.||Welcome Dinner with Congressional Keynote|
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||
|9:30 – 10:15 a.m.||
Heard on the Hill
|10:15 – 11:00 a.m.||
Making Telehealth Great
Rachel Collins, White House Domestic Policy Council
|11:05 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Technology and Telehealth – Expanding Telehealth through Broadband, Artificial Intelligence, and 5G
Members will hear from a top-level Administration official on the intersection of technology and health care. The health care landscape will continue to undergo changes as technology and connectivity capacities advance in the coming years. During this session, we will look to the future to identify connectivity barriers, upcoming technological advances, and how the Trump Administration prioritizes innovation that can promote telehealth.
|11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Outside the Beltway Reaction
ATA members with cutting edge technology will share how they see technology changing telehealth in the future and will respond to how government is helping—or hindering—these advancements.
|12:15 – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch and Fireside Chat with Administration Official|
|1:15 – 2:15 p.m.||What is the Direction of Direct-to-Consumer Health?
Panelists will include senior leaders from patient-initiated platforms, and discussion will focus on how DTC telehealth is filling care gaps. We’ll also explore what the biggest policy challenges are in the industry and how we can educate state and federal regulators to better understand DTC telehealth.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Audience Q&A / Discussion
|2:20 – 3:05 p.m.||
Medicare Telehealth Payment - Past, Present, and Future
Panelists:Emily Yoder, Analyst, Division of Practitioner Services
|3:05 – 3:15 p.m.||Outside the Beltway Reaction
ATA members who have participated in CMS innovation models and members who have identified service expansion opportunities within federal programs are encouraged to provide their reaction.
|3:15 – 3:45 p.m.||Break|
|3:45 – 4:15 p.m.||A Reflection on the State of the States Report - Pain and Progress
Select ATA members will share how they successfully advanced specific pro-telehealth policies in their states, providing tips to attendees on how to engage with state leaders.
|4:15 – 4:15 p.m.||Outside the Beltway Reaction from State Insurance Commissioner|
|4:45 – 5:00 p.m.||
|5:00 – 6:30 p.m.||Closing Reception|
|6:30 – 8:30 p.m.||ATA Policy Committee Dinner – by invitation only|
ATA Members and EDGE participants are encouraged to schedule Capitol Hill meetings on the third day of the conference.
The purpose will be to brief officials on ATA’s work, next steps, and seek feedback on their priorities,
including on data/research needs and policy objectives.
|8:30 – 9:30 a.m.||
Breakfast and Fireside Chat
Moderator: Rachael Bender, VP & Associate General Counsel, Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Verizon
|8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
|Inside the Beltway Meeting Prep
Breakout sessions to prepare for Capitol Hill and Agency meetings on ATA Initiatives.
|10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Government Meetings to Brief on ATA Initiatives|