Annual Schedule At-A-Glance

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Sunday, November 11
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Shotgun Start - Golf
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nursing Home Leader Academy of Excellence
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Convention Registration
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In & Exhibitor Registration
1:00 - 1:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Legal Series #1: QA Privilege in the Era of QAPI
Joe LaMagna, Senior Counsel | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
Stanton Stock, Associate | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
The quality assurance privilege (QAPI) offers valuable protection for candid dialogue to improve care and outcome, but it can be difficult to establish and is easily waived. During this session, we will focus on establishing and maintaining the QA privilege while engaged in the QAPI process.
1:00 - 2:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Life Safety Code Enforcement: Tales from the Trails - Panel 1
Stan Szptek, CAHF's Life Safety Consultant | Fire and Safety, Inc.
Jason Belden, Disaster Preparedness Program Manager | CAHF
Joan Johnson, ED | Carlsbad by the Sea
Chris Ball, Regional Facilities Director | Rockport Healthcare Services
Ray Boudewyn, Director of Facilities | NCPHS
Life Safety Code compliance has become particularly challenging since enforcement of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101. This interactive session takes a deep dive into the regulations and enforcement practices, and also presents a panel of providers.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Legal Series #2: The Dynamics of Disputing Federal Deficiencies
Jilian Somers Donovan, Senior Counsel | Hanson Bridgett
Understanding the process of receiving, analyzing and disputing a deficiency can be a daunting task. Learn about the options for challenging a deficiency, the timeliness of enforcement and appeal, and the process when there is a dual enforcement.
2:00 - 3:50 PM
Products & Services Committee
3:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Legal Series #3:Understanding Your Risk - Acuity & Workforce Waivers - Facility Wide Assessment
Bill Wilson, Partner/Attorney | Wilson Getty LLC
With the Acuity Waiver letter and Work Force Shortage Waiver, facilities face new risks in response to the new 2.4/3.5 staffing regulation. This session will cover the possible legal risks with the facility wide assessment form and discover ways to limit the risk of information in the public domain.
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Emergency Preparedness Enforcement: Tales From Trails - Panel 2
Stan Szpytek | Fire and Life Safety
Jason Belden, Disaster Preparedness Program Manager | CAHF
Joan Johnson, ED | Carlsbad by the Sea
Chris Ball, Regional Facilities Director | Rockport Healthcare Services
Ray Boudewyn, Director of Facilities | NCPHS
New CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirement of Participation (RoP) have placed extensive conditions on providers compelling them to be ready for all emergencies. We'll cover the new RoP being enforced in SNF's by CMS and its contractors, strategies for EP program success and common deficiencies and strategies for compliance.
3:00 - 3:50 PM
QCHF Board of Trustees
4:00 - 4:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Legal Series #4: Legal Challenges in Managed Care
Jennifer Hansen, Partner | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
Review the current legal challenges facing managed care. We'll cover case studies and provide insight on working collaboratively with payors.
4:00 - 4:50 PM
Business Management Committee
5:00 - 7:00 PM
HPSI Welcome: Desert Luau - Entertainment TBD
Monday, November 12
6:00 - 6:45 AM
Yoga
6:30 - 9:30 AM
Exhibitor Move-In
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Convention Registration & Credentialing of Delegates
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Superstar Breakfast | Superstar Awards Presentations | Keynote Speaker "How Teams Make Magic"
Kenny Aronoff
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Sale of "Show Only" passes
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Developmental Services Conference
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
EXPO | Hosted Lunch | Solutions Showcase
10:10 - 11:00 AM
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Fall Prevention for Senior Living Facilities
Stan Szptek, CAHF's Life Safety Consultant | Fired & Safety, Inc
Dr. Terry Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer | PacOrtho
Falls prevention in long term care facilities is an ongoing battle. This session will cover the macro PAC business environment, clinical challenges of falls prevention, mechanics of creating a patient centered customized solution and the revenue model to drive total program adoption at all levels of the PAC continuum.
Sponsored by PacOrtho
11:10 AM - Noon
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
The Power of Information
Bill Ulrich, CEO/President | Consolidated Billing Services, Inc
With easy access to the information super highway, data on your facility is just a click away. Learn what's available to consumers, what it says about your facility and how it stacks up against its peer group.
Sponsored by CBSI
12:10 - 1:00 PM
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Beyond Motor Symptoms - Focusing on Parkinson's Disease Psychosis
Dr. Jason Kellogg, Chief of Staff | Newport Bay Hospital
Understand non motor symptoms of parkinson's disease (PD_) and learn new treatments.
Sponsored by Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (ACADIA Pharmaceuticals)
1:10 - 2:00 PM
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Bundle and Alternate Payment Models - Get In, Stay In and Survive!
Ron Scharff, Assistant Vice President | Kindred Rehab Services
Sponsored by RehabCare
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Nurses Council Business Meeting
1:00 - 1:50 PM
AHCA Representative Meeting
2:00 - 3:40 PM
GENERAL SESSION
PDPM Payment Model & The Final Rule
Dan Ciolek, Associate Vice President for Therapy Advocacy | AHCA
The Patient-Drive Payment Model (PDPM) is now final with implementation scheduled for next October. We'll review the key elements of the new payment model including payment components, changes to minimum data set (MDS) assessments, reporting schedule and other conforming policy changes. Also, find out how to access available AHCA member PDPM operational readiness resources.
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Wellness Activities | Snack Break
4:15 - 6:15 PM
CAHF House of Delegates Session 1
State of Association
Craig Cornett, President/CEO | CAHF
Chairman's Address
Lori Cooper
Nominations & Speeches for Statewide Officers | Regions 2 & 4 Chairs & Vice Chairs | Callaway Award
Tuesday, November 13
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Convention Registration
8:00 - 9:50 AM
House of Delegates Session 2
Keynote: "Creating a Work Culture with Staying Power"
Craig Zablocki | Craig Zablocki & Associates
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Associate Council
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Sale of "Show Only" passes
10:00 - 10:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Multi/No Prop/IO Conference - Hospital Utilization: Mandates Metrics & Their Meanings
Steven Littlehale, MS, GCNS-BC, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer | PointRight
Learn how to identify the mandate around the reduction of hospital utilization, review the metrics which are used to judge performance and discover ways to leverage insights to strengthen clinical programs.
10:00 - 10:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Measuring/Metrics, QAPI
Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD | Edgemoor Hospital DP/SNF
One aspect of QAPI challenging long term care facilities is choosing and tracking data to measure success. We will review the gold standard in selecting metrics...with examples from a Gold Quality facility.
10:00 - 10:50 AM
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Making the Most of Your Managed Care Contracting
Susie Mix, President/CEO | Mix Solutions Inc
During this interactive session, learn on how to succeed with managed care and receive tips in contracting best practices and critical steps to apply for financial gains.
10:00 - 10:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Integrating QAPI, Person Centered Care & Psychotropic Drug Reduction in the Care of Residents with Dementia Based Challenging Behaviors
Dr. Keith Savell, CEO | Mariposa Training
Dr. Mike Wasserman | Rockport Healthcare Services
In many situations, the use of pharmacological intervention in the care of residents with dementia based challenging behaviors continues to be an inappropriate "first response." learn the tools needed to implement a best practice approach to dementia care and to integrate a person centered care approach to psychotropic drug reduction.
10:00 - 10:50 AM
PAC Board
10:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Big Shot Booth Free Flu Shots for Attendees
11:00 AM - 1:50 PM
EXPO | Hosted Lunch | Solutions Showcase
11:10 AM - Noon
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Dementia Care - Are Your Care Plans (Patient) Centered?
Valerie Greco, Director of Clinical Strategies Executive | Intergro Rehab Services
Jessamine Downs, Director of Rehab Services | Intergro Rehab Services
The beginning of patient-centered care models began way back when the 1987 OBRA Act was passed. Its evolution continues to progress on a hopeful continuum away from models of institutional hierarchy to an individualized plan of care. Learn about the new survey RoP Phase 2 guidelines as they relate to patient-centered care and developed phase-specific care plans for residents with dementia.
Sponsored by Intergro Rehab Services
12:10 - 1:00 PM
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Improving Sleep Hygiene by Managing Nocturia
Tony Forsberg, RN, BSBA, WCC, CSPHA, National Clinical Director | Essity
A good night's sleep is the key to a healthy state of mind and quality of life. Too often, though, elderly sleep is disrupted. In an effort to increase a more restorative sleep for you residents, this session will review the effects of sleep fragmentation and strategies to improve rest in care communities with a focus on nocturia management.
Sponsored by Essity North America Inc (TENA)
1:10 - 2:00 PM
SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE
Acing the Survey - Facility Task Investigations
Ellen Kuebrich, Chief Strategy Officer | Providigm
Three of the top five f-tags cited have come out of the facility tasks conducted in the new long term care survey process. Explore the nine facility tasks that will be conducted during surveys and learn real-world tips to improve facility performance.
Sponsored by Providigm
2:00 - 3:50 PM
GR Payment Subcommittee
2:00 - 3:50 PM
GR Workforce
2:00 - 3:50 PM
Public Advocacy Committee
2:00 - 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-Out
2:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Union Relations Training (closed session - CAHF members only)
Keahn Morris, Attorney | Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP
Unions continue to aggressively seek to organize health facilities. Understand the current union organizing tactics and trends in health care and what your facility can do to protect itself.
2:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Thriving Beyond Surviving
Craig Zablocki | Craig Zablocki & Associates
Let's face it, we can't give to others what we don't have ourselves! In this highly engaging session, explore and experience a climate where all may thrive, especially within an intense healthcare setting.
2:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
QRP/New GG Section
Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, Consultant | Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc.
PT and OT professionals have desired to have consistent functional measures that could begin to quantify the value of rehab services in facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed and finalized measures to achieve those measures. We will review the measures, define the data elements and share the importance of reliable and accurate data.
2:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Pawn or Partner: The Future of Managed Care - A Panel Discussion
Dr. Mike Wasserman, CEO | Rockport Healthcare Services
Dr. Alexander Li, Deputy Chief Medical Officer | LA Care
Kurt Hulber, Chief Network Development Officer | Inland Empire Health Plan
Dr. Chris Esguerra, Senior Medical Director | Care 1st
Dr. Farid Hassanpour, Chief Medical Director | Care 1st
Dr. Ramiro Zuniga, MBA, Senior Medical Director | Medi-Cal, Health Net of California / California Health and Wellness
Assistant for Dr. Hassanpour & Dr. Zuniga: Diane Marciel
Pressure to reduce the cost of health care has resulted in continued expansion of managed care plans. A panel of experts will discuss their plan's efforts to manage health care, review how containment strategies will impact skilled nursing facilities and strategies providers should take to be part of the solutions.
2:00 - 3:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Facility Assessment Data Collection - Panel Discussion
David Carter, LNHA/LTPAC, Business and Clinical Operations Analyst | Stratus Interoperable
Dennis Sato, Chief Information Officer | Stratus Interoperable
Berry Brunk, CEO | Stratus Interoperable
Regulatory reporting requires providers to collect and compile large amounts of data that are scattered in various systems across the enterprise. Discover the strategies to streamline and automate data collection, identify the pitfalls of inefficient processes and learn how to report timely and actionable intelligence.
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pre Banquet Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Installation Banquet | CAHF Board of Directors Installation | Presentation of Spindle Award | Entertainment by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Wednesday, November 14
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Convention Registration
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Chapter Presidents | Regional and Conference Chairs Meeting
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Quality Improvement Subcommittee
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Legal Subcommittee
8:00 - 9:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Regulatory Hot Topics
Patti Owens, Director of Regulatory Affairs | CAHF
The regulatory landscape is changing rapidly, and you need to understand the key issues in play. Learn about new survey trends and the latest AFLs and S&C letters, and how they'll impact your facility.
10:00 - 11:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION
Reimbursement Hot Topics
Jeff Sandman, Director of Reimbursement | CAHF
Jennifer Breen, Assistant Director of Reimbursement | CAHF
Getting paid for vital services you provide should be easier, but it isn't. Join us for a look at best practices to managing audits, understanding their impacts and success in appeals. Also, we will be covering PDPM, VBP, QRP and market basket.
10:00 - 11:50 AM
Regulatory Subcommittee
10:00 - 11:50 AM
Convention Committee
12:00 - 12:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
P is for Patient Care
Pain Management in Long Term Care
Lorie Rodriguez, Ed.D, Social Service Consultant | Geriatric Healthcare Consultants
Pain is common among long term care residents and is often overlooked which results in unnecessary use of psychoactive medications. Explore the evidence related to pain long term care residents, the resistance to treating pain and recommendations for optimizing pain management.
12:00 - 2:30 PM
Government Relations Committee
1:00 - 1:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION
P is for Patient Care
Psychosocial Needs of Aging LGBT Resident
Tim Vincent, MS/MFT | Advocates for Equity
LGBT residents face some critical psychosocial challenges in long term care. Understand the challenges and identify strategies to respond to the barriers LGBT face. Learn organizational and personal changes to ensure that patient rights for the LGBT residents are respected.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
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P is for Patient Care
Sleep Study
Sleep fragmentation has a negative effect on many of the facilities quality metrics. Ensuring that your facility understands why restorative sleep is vital for improved outcomes will enhance quality metrics and customer satisfaction. Learn about interventions to protect sleep and receive completed training to take back to your facility.
2:30 - 4:00 PM
CAHF Board of Directors