CEO & Leadership Conference 2018
"Strategies for Navigating Change"
November 28-30, 2018
Pre-Conference - November 28, 2018

CEO & Leadership Conference Dessert Welcome Reception
Evening of November 28, 2018

CEO & Leadership Conference - November 29-30, 2018
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 21613

Join us for the Pre-Conference on
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Pre-Conference sessions will focus on critically important changes that
DDA providers  must  be aware of in order to make a successful transition to the new billing requirements that are projected to go into affect July 1, 2019,
as well as risk that many providers may be facing related to recent Medicaid fraud findings with one or more DDA providers. Provider agencies will likely want to have broad attendance at these sessions, including the CEO, CFO,
senior programmatic leadership, HR, fiscal and billing. 

8:00am - 10:00am
Registration and Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm
DDA will be making significant changes to billing and documentation practices, in order to comply with federal CMS requirements. This session will provide an overview of waiver definitions, service authorization and billing documentation requirements that are expected to take affect July 1, 2019. Presenters will include Wanda Seiler, Alvarez and Marsal, Patricia Sastoque, DDA, Valerie Roddy, DDA.
12:30 - 1:45pm
1:45 - 4:30pm
Within the last year, at least one DDA provider was determined by the Office of the Attorney General Fraud Control Unit to have run afoul of the Medicaid fraud statute due to workforce shortages that affected the ratio of staff provided, putting the provider out of compliance with state and federal law. Despite the provider’s efforts to inform DDA of staffing shortages, request assistance, and plan to pay back funds at reconciliation, the provider was still penalized by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), forced to pay back funds and treble damages, and publicly accused of fraud by the OAG. Presenters will include Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Esq., Brown, Goldstein and Levy, Cindy Freeman, Executive Director, Spectrum Support and
Martha Brown, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region .
Join us for the Dessert Welcome Reception sponsored by Alco Pharmacy
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 8-9pm
CEO & Leadership Conference Attendees are invited to join us for the
dessert welcome reception to network and meet others.

An assortment of delightful desserts as well as a cash bar will be available.
Plenary Speakers
(L-R) Erin Blair - Cascade Employers Association
Joe MacBeth - NADSP
Angela Rapp Kennedy - CQL
Patricia Sastoque - DDA
Valerie Roddy - DDA
Conference Tracks
Our workshops will address the latest best practices and strategies for navigating change, including:
CQL - An Insider's look at the Council on Quality and Leadership, their outcome measures, and what DDA's network accreditation will mean for providers
The DSP Workforce - Thought provoking discussions on how to stabilize and build our most important workforce
Leadership - How to be a resilient leader, ideas for navigating change through turbulent times
Autism - Strategies to best support people with ASD, preparing for the tsunami of adults exiting the school system in the next decade
Strengthening the Nuts and Bolts -Ways to strengthen your organization to weather the changes ahead, including EVV, HR and medical marijuana, and workers' comp safety
CEO & Leadership Conference
Schedule at a Glance
Afternoon Snack Break sponsored by Professional Care Pharmacy Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 3:15-3:45pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Registration and Dessert Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:30 - 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00am
Opening Plenary: "Building a Resilient Organization"
Erin Blair
Cascade Employers Association
10:30 - 11:45am
Plenary: "It's Time to Raise the Bar"
Joe MacBeth
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
Buffet Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm
Plenary: "What You Need to Know About CQL in Maryland"
Angela Rapp Kennedy
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and
Patricia Sastoque
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
2:15 - 3:15pm
Concurrent Afternoon Workshops
Afternoon Snack Break
sponsored by
Professional Care Pharmacy
3:45 - 4:45pm
Concurrent Late Afternoon Workshops
6:45 - 8:00pm
8:00 - 10:30pm
Casino Night & Karaoke
Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00 - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet
9:15 - 10:15am
Plenary Session - "The 411 on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) "
10:45 - 11:45am
Closing Plenary "DDA Hot Topics"
Patricia Sastoque and Valerie Roddy, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
11:45 - noon
Closing and Grand Prize Giveaway

Don't Miss the
MACS Signature Networking and Entertainment
Dessert Welcome Reception
Wednesday, November 28th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibitor Row
Thursday, November 29th
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Casino & Karaoke Night
(with signature prize selections)
Thursday, November 29th
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm 
*Please note - NO REFUNDS after November 9, 2018.
However, if you are unable to attend the conference, you are welcome to contact MACS in order to change the registration from another person at your agency.
For questions or additional information, please contact either
Jermel Golder, Director of Administration (410) 740-5125 x2

or Vanessa Antrum, Director of Training (410) 740-5125 x6