Skip to main content
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates - Community Room
2801 14th Street, NW


Medicare Advantage and Community-Based Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges in Caring for People with Complex Needs

This Roundtable is funded by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

When:    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009

Program Description: The Balanced Budget Act of 2018, which included the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act, offers new flexibility for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to provide additional supplemental benefits to people with Medicare who have chronic illnesses, and functional and health-related social needs. This offers new opportunities for MA plans and community-based aging and disability organizations to partner in order to provide these services. Our September 10 roundtable will explore these opportunities and challenges, and present real-life examples of CBO-MA plan partnerships in action.


Paul Cantrell
President, Clear View Strategies and Consultant, n4a

Mary Kaschak
Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance

James Michel
Director of Policy, Better Medicare Alliance

Gerard Queally 
President & CEO, Spectrum Generations Maine

Jon Glaudemans
Senior Advisor, Anne Tumlinson Innovations, LLC



9:00–9:30 AM
Registration, networking, light breakfast 

9:30 AM  
Program introductions (ASA and n4a)

9:30–9:50 AM  
Medicare Advantage and Chronic Conditions: The Role of Medicare Advantage in Caring for People With Complex Needs (James Michel)

9:50–10:20 AM   
A Look to the Future: What Will Be the Implications of Medicare Advantage and the Chronic Care Act for your organization? (Anne Tumlinson)

10:20–10:30 AM  
Questions to the panelists from the audience

10:30–10:45 AM  
Break and Refreshments

10:45–11:30 AM   
Case Example: Community-Based Organization and Payer in Contract: Dual Perspectives (Paul Cantrell and Gerard Queally)

11:30 AM–12:15 PM  
Looking Ahead: What’s on the Horizon for Policy Related to Complex Care? (Mary Kaschak)

12:15 PM   
Questions to the presenters from the audience

12:30 PM   


REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, and requested, to attend. For assistance, contact Jutka at

The American Society on Aging (ASA), San Francisco, Calif., is the largest nonprofit, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan membership organization of professionals in the field of aging. Founded in 1954, ASA’s mission is to develop leadership abilities, knowledge and skills to help professionals address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society. Now in its 64th year of service to the field, ASA has more than 6,000 members, subscribers and stakeholders. For more information, visit

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the more than 250 Title VI Native American aging programs. The mission of n4a is to build the capacity of its members so they can better help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. n4a leads the Aging and Disability Business Institute (Business Institute). The mission of the Business Institute is to build and strengthen partnerships between aging and disability community-based organizations and the health care system.

The event is made possible by Grant Number 90PPBA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.