Wednesday, April 23, 2014


QCHF Institute & CAHF Summer Conference

With a focus on Embracing Managed Care and the Affordable Care Act, the 2013 QCHF Institute & CAHF Summer Conference is designed to bring together top-notch education and inspirational speakers with a broad spectrum of long-term care providers and vendors to provide numerous opportunities for sharing of innovative ideas and practices. We hope you'll join us for our premier educational event of the year.


News & Updates

Register by June 21 and save $$!

Make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach by June 28 to secure the CAHF rate. (See hotel details below.)
Registration Brochure

Read or download our
full brochure
to learn about all of the
exciting education, events
and activities!

Printable Schedule (pdf)
Printable Session Descriptions (PDF)


Schedules & Events


Report to CAHF Members
James H. Gomez, CAHF CEO/President

CAHF's CEO/President will provide an update on CAHF's activities, long-term care and the political climate in California.

Update from CA Department of Health Care Services

Jane Ogle, Deputy Director, Health Care Delivery Systems, CA Dept of Health Services

Jane Ogle joined the DHCS in 2011 as deputy director to provide leadership to several components of health care reform in California, including the integration of Medicare and Medi-Cal with behavioral health and long-term services and supports into an organized delivery system.

Institute Opening Forum, Monday, July 22 at 8:00 am

See the brochure for details.

Person-Centered Dining -  What CMS Wants to See in Your Facilities
Judy Morgan, Nutricopia; Lori Holland, Avalon Healthcare, and Cindy Dahl, Plum Healthcare.  Moderator: Jocelyn Montgomery, CAHF

Antipsychotic Medications and Informed Consent: This Train is Moving Fast... Are You on Board? 

Mary Miller, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, Shea Family

ACA - What Employers Need to Know
Brad Kampas, Esq. and Jay Knight, Esq., Jackson Lewis

Navigating Corporate Compliance

Kathy Hurst, Esq.

Ready for the Highly Connected World of Healthcare?

Mike Smith, American HealthTech

The ROI of EMR Beyond ADLs  
Teresa Chase, American HealthTech

Winning in a Changing Healthcare Environment 
Jim Riemenschneider, COMS Interactive

Medi-Cal Managed Care - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 

Nancy Hayward and Darryl Nixon, CAHF

Compliance and Program Integrity: RACs, ZPICs, Corporate Compliance Programs, Transparency and Other Things with Strange Names
Mark Reagan, Esq. and Mark Johnson, Esq., Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

Learning to Dance with the Health Plans
Beth Garver, Senior VP, Rockport Managed Care Services; Debbie Wickersham, Quick Recovery; and Susie Mix, Mix Solutions. Moderator: Mark Reagan, Esq., Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

Partnering with Hospitals to Reduce ReAdmissions - Panel Presentation
Moderator: Jennifer Weickowski, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)

Investing for Your Future.  Money's Cheap.  Are You Renovating?
Teri Sult, CHI Partners; Corey Wright, Vienna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; and Craig Gulley, KeyBank. Moderator: Deborah Pacyna, CAHF.

Hot Topics!  Reimbursement Update
Darryl Nixon and Nancy Hayward, CAHF

Hot Topics! Regulatory Update
Mary Jann and Lisa Hall, CAHF

These sessions have been developed for nurses, but as with all meetings, any registered CAHF member can attend.

Treating Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia in Elderly Residents with Diabetes
Mary Knipe, MS, RD, CD, Sanofi

Antipsychotic Medication (APM) Reduction and Milieu Treatment Program
Joseph M. Casciani, PhD, Concept Healthcare

INTERACT III - A Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Jocelyn Montgomery, CAHF

Sunday, July 31
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This all-day forum will focus on key reimbursement changes, cost reporting and exploration of other aligned business lines.  It also includes a Q&A session with DHCS representatives.

Note: Requires a separate registration.  If you are only registering for the Developmental Services Forum, register through the QCHF Website.  If you are registering for this Forum as part of the QCHF & CAHF Institute & Summer Conference, register using the printed registration forms or online.

See the brochure for details.

Summer Awards & Career Climb Scholarship
At our Awards luncheon we'll recognize our 2013 Volunteers of the Year and Distinguished Service Award recipients.  We'll also recognize our 2013 Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship recipients.

Table Top Expo

Join 40 table top exhibitors throughout the day to see new products and old friends.  Thank you to all our show participants for their support.
QCHF Institute Badge Form

Table Top Shipping Information

HPSI presents...Gotta Love Long Beach!

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and some fun prizes!

GOLF at El Dorado Park Golf Course

Enjoy a great golf experience with friends.


Register online or via printed form by June 21
to get the best rates


  Register online

   Printable Registration Forms (pdf)






Hotel Information

200 S. Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA

For reservations call (562) 491-1234

CAHF Room Rate: $185

Make your reservations by
June 28, 2013.

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