Monday, May 25, 2015


CAHF & QCHF Institute & Summer Conference July 19-22, 2015

Focusing on Resident-Centered Care, this year’s CAHF and QCHF Institute and Summer Conference brings together incredible educational offerings with an outstanding faculty from around the country.  Returning to La Costa, attendees can enjoy the beauty and peace of the La Costa campus while attending educational offerings and networking with long-term care friends. Join your peers to share information and ideas at the premier educational event of 2015.


News & Updates

Hotel cut-off is June 26.  (See hotel details below.)
Institute & Conference 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.

Medicare Advantage-Time to Reexamine Your Engagement Strategy
Eric Hammelman, Avelere Healthcare

Review the evolving MA landscape both nationally and in California, learn how MA plans are attracting enrollees and the care management techniques being implemented. Learn to become a strategic partner with the plans.

Institute Opening Forum, Monday, July 28 at 8:00 am

See the brochure for details.

Emergency Preparedness - Tips for Complying with the New Rules
Presenters: Jocelyn Montgomery and Tom Medley, CAHF Staff

The Evolving Field of Litigation Hold   
Presenter: Christine Wilson, Esq, Tyler & Wilson

Updates from CDPH    
Presenters: Virginia Yamashiro RN, Jaqueline Lincer & Debbie Brown, CDPH

Healthcare Reform and Value Based Contracting    
Presenter: Dr. Robert Allen, Kindred Healthcare

Are You Prepared to Ask for Your Room Waiver?   
Presenter: Lisa Hall, CAHF Staff

Enforcing Your Contract with the Health Plans  
Presenters: Mark Johnson, Esq; Felica Sze, Esq, and Mark Reagan, Esq, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

Census Management   
Presenter: Michael Schriber, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Cassena Care

OSHPD Building Permit Compliance: Where Do You Stand?   
Presenter: Jason Belden, CAHF Staff

Rehospitalization and Palliative Care
Presenters: Jennifer Wieckowski, Health Services Advisory Group of California, & Jocelyn Montgomery, CAHF Staff

Medicare Advantage-Using the Stars to Build Your Edge
Presenter: Eric Hammelman, Avalere Healthcare

Telemedicine, Electronic Health Records-How to Interface with the Hospitals
Presenters: Joe Diaz, CAHF Staff; Mike Smith, American HealthTech; Jim Parkhurst, Newport Bay Hospital

Transforming Your Business Office for Managed Care
Presenters: Debbie Wickersham, Quick Recovery Inc, Donna Harris, Rockport Health Svcs & Nancy Hayward, CAHF

Case Management in Skilled Nursing
Presenters: Karen Eils & Jackie Donaldson, Kindred, District Directors of Managed Care Case Management

Lessons Learned in the Past Three Months
Presenters: Steve Flood, New Orange Hills; Chris Stottlemyer, Braswell’s Hampton Manor, & Rick Mendlen, Shea Family

Regulatory Hot Topics
Presenter: Lisa Hall, CAHF Staff

Reimbursement Hot Topics  
Presenters:  Darryl Nixon & Nancy Hayward, CAHF Staff

Legal Hot Topics
Presenters: Mark Reagan, Esq, & Mark Johnson Esq, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

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

What Nurses Need to Know about Adverse Events
Presenter: Laura M. Wagner, PhD, RN, GNP, FAAN, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Nursing

Sustaining Quality: Making Root Cause Analysis Practical   
Presenter: Ray Miller, Direct Supply



  Register online

   Printable Registration Forms (pdf)






Developmental Services

Monday, July 28
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This six hour forum will focus on key reimbursement changes, cost reporting and exploration of other aligned business lines.

Interact for DD Providers
Presenter Jocelyn Montgomery, CAHF Staff

Workplace Investigations
Presenter: Christine Wilson Esq, Tyler & Wilson

ICF/IID Interpretive Guidelines
Presenter: Mary Jann, CAHF Staff

Presenter: Nancy Hayward, CAHF Staff

Special Events

See the brochure for details.

Summer Awards & Career Climb Scholarship
At the Opening Forum we'll recognize our 2014 Volunteers of the Year and Distinguished Service Award recipients.  We'll also recognize our 2014 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.

HPSI presents...Welcome to Lake Tahoe!
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and blackjack for fun prizes!

GOLF at Genoa lakes Golf Club, The Lakes Course
Enjoy a great golf experience with friends.

Evening Cruise on Lake Tahoe!
CAHF has bought the entire 50 person catamaran for a sunset cruise around the most beautiful lake on earth.
Hotel Information

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA

CAHF Room Rate: $209
- Single or Double

For conference reservations call (800) 854-5000.

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