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June 1-August 31, 2015
Pre-Conference Workshop $100.00 per attendee
Regular Attendee $325.00 per attendee
Group (5+) $300.00 per attendee
FMS & State Member* $275.00 per attendee
August 31-November 6, 2015
Pre-Conference Workshop $100.00 per attendee 
Regular Attendee $400.00 per attendee
Group (5+) $375.00 per attendee
FMS & State Member*
$330.00 per attendee

*Become an NRCPDS member today and qualify for the discounted Member Rate. Currently enrolled FMS and state agency members and their empolyees qualify for the FMS & State Member rate.


This year will feature an add-on pre-conference workshop for an additional $100.00 (lunch is included). This year's preconference is on participant direction in managed care.

Preconference on Participant Direction in Managed Care
More and more states are adopting managed care delivery systems to provide long-term services and supports. Most have self-direction programs that will transfer from fee-for-service to managed care. This intensive features new models of participant direction in managed care and provides useful information about operating self direction in managed care environments.

The preconference session will include findings from NRCPDS research and will be led by NRCPDS experts who work with states, managed care entities, and providers who implement participant direction in this new environment. Presenters will:

  • Offer a deeper look at the different models in use, including the most recently approved programs;
  • Highlight Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for managed care entities with an emphasis on quality assurance and improvement strategies and performance metrics;
  • Identify promising practices and describe common challenges;
  • Address managed care operations and business drivers from a provider's perspective; and
  • Emphasize opportunities for developing partnerships with managed care entities using case studies from around the country to show the real-world compatibility of self-direction and managed care.

NRCPDS Director of Program of Design and Implementation, Suzanne Crisp, and Senior Policy Analyst, Kate Murray, will lead this preconference intensive. 


A. Registration Process and Payment Methods

  • Registrants (including presenters) will be able to select the early rate up until 11:59PM EST August 31, 2015. If payment has not been received by 11:59PM EST August, 31, registrants will be charged the regular rate. This applies to registrants submitting purchase orders, bank/wire transfers, checks, and credit card payments that are denied.
  • Conference registrations will not be confirmed until the completed form and the correct payment is received and processed by NRCPDS.
  • Registrants should obtain confirmation from NRCPDS before committing to travel arrangements.
  • NRCPDS cannot be responsible for your spam filters blocking your confirmation email. Please be sure your spam filters will allow mail from and the conference manager.
  • Accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.
  • Capacity is limited to 250 attendees. Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Payment of on-site registration must be made using exact cash or check.

B. Cancellation Policy

  • There are no refunds for conference registration cancellations.
  • Cancellation requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Requests for cancellation must be made in writing and sent to:  NRCPDS Attn: FMS Conference Manager, Boston College - Haley House,  314 Hammond  St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA (phone 617-552-6727, fax 617-552-1975,
  • Substitutions may be made at any time. If you wish to substitute a participant, please contact at the earliest opportunity.
Link to the conference regisrtation