Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series
Key Priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Q&A with Ralph Lollar
As the Director of the Division of Long Term Services and Supports, Disabled and Elderly Health Program Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Ralph Lollar is well versed on a myriad of federal policies that directly impact self-direction programs nationwide. In this session, he will outline key priorities for CMS in the coming months that are most relevant to self-direction programs. Ralph will answer questions from participants on relevant topics, so come ready to take notes!
Monday, June 14th from 3:30-4:30 PM (EST)
Registration is free but limited to the first 500 registrants. You can register here.
Ralph Lollar has been the Director of the Division of Long Term Services and Supports in CMS for over 10 years. He started working in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in 1980, providing direct care in a secured facility in an institutional setting. Ralph has professional experience as a direct care worker, social worker, case manager, case management supervisor, investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, writing regulations and regulatory responses, managing a program rendering therapies in the environment in which the individual receives services and administering his state's largest 1915(c) program. As a result, he has experience in the most and least restrictive settings offered in LTSS. He understands the impact of regulation and policy on individuals accessing services, provider agencies and state staff, and the other stakeholders involved in HCBS. Ralph has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Public Manager in his home state. He believes that it is critical that all stakeholders work together to fully ensure the presence in our communities of individuals who have disabilities and/or are aged. To do otherwise is to diminish all of our lives and dilute the breadth of the human experience.