Orange County

Welcome to the Orange County Chapter of CAHF.  

This chapter serves long-term care providers in Orange County and surrounding communities.

2017 Officers

PRESIDENT
Mike Williams

Ensign Group
Mission Viejo
(714) 925-5008

VICE PRESIDENT
Donald Bruhns

ReNew Health Group
Monrovia
(805) 551-2336

SECRETARY
Rita Rehaste
Sanders Rehaste Sternshein & Harvey
Orange
(714) 450-3888

TREASURER
Tiffany Karlin 
Mueller-Prost
Irvine
(562) 624-9819

EDUCATION CHAIR
Anant Desai
Interface Rehab
Placentia, CA
(714) 846-8311

NURSE COUNCIL CHAIR
Melody Cruz

Pacific Haven,
Garden Grove
(714) 534-1942

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mark Uranga

Pacific Haven
HealthCare Center
Garden Grove
(714) 534-1942

MEMBER AT LARGE
Kirk Lindahl

Sea Cliff Healthcare
Huntington Beach
(714) 847-3515

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL CHAIR
Ashley Neff 

HARBRO Emergency & Restoration
Signal Hill
(949) 375-3102

PUBLIC ADVOCACY CHAIR
Chris Jung 

HealthCare Talent
Lake Forest
(949) 677-8495

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Jake Rothey

Huntington Valley
Huntington Beach
(949) 485-1324


Upcoming Events

Next Meeting

The OCAHF Annual Holiday Party & Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, December 6
Orange Hill Restaurant

Registration details to follow.


Presentations from the OCAHF Fall Education Meeting 


CAHF Music & Memory Project


Presentations from the OCAHF Annual CDPH Rap Session & Vendor Fair


Greenhouse Project


LNC AFL 15-23 

QASP QM Tips Sheet 

QASP Presentation to IOO Conference

SC17-34: New Guidance for Formatting Plans of Correction


Regular Schedule/Location

Contact Board Secretary, Rita Rehaste for more information.

See our Archives below for handouts/materials from previous education meetings and Rap sessions.


What's Happening

Issue with CalOptima resolved

In a significant win for CAHF’s Orange County members, the CalOptima Board of Directors has approved CAHF's request to allow payments based upon interim 2015/16 rates, absent final rates being published by the state.
 
The 2015/16 budget included a 3.62 percent rate increase. Effective immediately, and continuing into the future, payments to providers will now include the increase.  

Also approved: In the event of over payments during the interim rate cycle, facilities can negotiate an installment re-payment program of up to six months, so as not to cause financial burden.

Special thanks to Joe Diaz and Karen Widerynski for their continued efforts to address this issue. Watch for more detail on this story in next week's CAHF News.

Important documents from the
September 28, 2016 Fall Education Meeting
Important documents from the
June 22, 2016 CDPH RAP Session and Vendor Fair

Important documents from the
March 23, 2016 Education Meeting

Handouts from April 8, 2015 OCAHF Education Meeting

CAHF CEO/President Jim Gomez 2015 Outlook

Dolly Green, RN - Diagnostic Labs - Infection Control

Handouts from June 25, 2014, OCAHF Education Meeting

The Current and Future Direction of Medicare (HSAG)

CMS 5 Star Quality Rating (Jung)

Handouts from February 26, 2014, OCAHF Education Meeting

Hospital Preparedness Program Updates

International Classification of Diseases - CM

California Managed Care (Darryl Nixon, CAHF)

Handouts from Sept 11, 2013, OCAHF Education Meeting


Reducing Re-admission (Dr. Marriott)

Managed Care: Understanding the New SKILLED MIX! (Susie Mix)

Across the Great Divide: Care Transitions Between Healthcare Settings (Lindsay Holland)

March 2014 Newsletter

Handouts from April 10, 2013, CDPH Rap Session

CDPH PowerPoint Presentation


Guidance Tool for an Acceptable Plan Of Correction (POC)

CMS S&C: 13-16-NH: F tag 155 -Advance Directives- Revised Advance Copy

CMS S&C:13-15-NH: Physician Delegation of Tasks in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities (NFs)

AFL 12-50 Revised Mandated Reporter Reporting under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act

AFL 13-01 (Notice of CDPH and DOJ Employee Impersonation) 

AFL 13-12, New online California Healthcare Event and Reporting Tool (CalHEART)

AFL 13-07  Small House Nursing Home Facility 

2012

Handout Archives from 2012 Meetings