• Sunday, July 10
  • Monday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • Wednesday, July 13

Schedule is regularly updated.


12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration  •  Regency Main Foyer


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Clinical

Pressure Ulcers: A Review of Fundamental Concepts •  Cypress I-III

Dr. Gurpreet Dhillion, MD, PHDMed Director OCWH, Advantage Surgical and Wound Care

Simply using expensive topical products will not lead to wound healing. In this discussion, various factors will be reviewed that need to be addressed to facilitate healing of pressure ulcers. It’s a spectrum of factors that begins with the correct diagnosis, assessment of local tissue pathology and wound geometry, multidisciplinary care to the use of the right kind of dressing.

CE Hours: 1 

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Legal

California Labor & Employment Law Update  •  Big Sur I-III

Keahn Morris, JD - Attorney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

This year, employers will face many new developments in California labor and employment laws that will significantly affect the way they run their day-to-day business operations. This presentation will provide analysis and insights on these new laws, and offer practical advice and helpful tools, to ensure compliance and protect your company from liability in the workplace.

CE Hours: 2

NHAP, BRN, MCLE


1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

GR Payment Subcommittee  •  Regency IV-V


1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

GR Quality Improvement Subcommittee  •  Regency Vl


1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Products and Services Committee  •  Oaktree l-ll


2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Clinical

Infection Prevention - What Have We Learned?​  •  Cypress I-III

Dolly Greene, RN, BSN, CIC - VP of Infection Control, New Gen Health

The presentation will discuss the last two years of the pandemic, and review the core principles of infection control. There will be discussion of where we go from here.

CE Hours: 2

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

QCHF Board of Trustees  •  Oaktree l-ll


3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Legal

Fraud & Abuse​ - Annual Update  •  Big Sur l-lll

  • Mark Johnson, JD - Principal, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
  • Scott Kiepen - Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

This program will summarize the elements of the federal False Claims Act. Additionally, it will identify past and current trends and issues of alleged fraud identified by the Office of the Inspector General and prosecutors against skilled nursing providers. The presenters will update providers regarding recent significant legal cases and investigations illustrating such trends and issues. The program will also focus on compliance measures to insulate providers from risk of investigations.  

CE Hours: 2

NHAP, BRN, MCLE


4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Business Management Committee • Oaktree l-ll


4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Nurses Council • Cypress I-III


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

HPSI Presents - Summer Welcome Reception • Garden Terrace (Monterey Ballroom weather back up)

Schedule is regularly updated.


7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration  •  Regency Main Foyer


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

First-Timers Welcome  •  Oaktree I-II


8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Welcome

State of the Association and Long-Term Care Sector •  Regency Main l-lll

Craig Cornett - President/CEO, CAHF

“State of the Association and Long-Term Care Sector” will provide an update on issues facing long-term care facilities including Medi-Cal and Medicare funding, legislation, workforce, recent changes in liability law, census and clinical challenges, as well as COVID-19 recovery. The presentation will include the latest on implementation of CalAIM's proposal for carving long-term care into managed care.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Opening General Session

Staying Power​  •  Regency Main l-lll

Courtney Ramsey - Workforce Retention Strategist, Magnet Culture

While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Magnet Culture will share insight on why staffing is so challenging today, and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Solution Driven Medicare Compliance  •  Big Sur I-III

Terry Sheets, OTR, MHA, RAC-CT - Consultant

CMS is proposing significant changes to SNFs in FY 2023 and beyond as many providers struggle to recover from a historic pandemic. This session will focus on specific trends and strategies that providers can implement today to drive their reimbursement while maintaining compliance with Medicare regulations. Accurate data collection and coding of the MDS Assessment drives the PDPM Case Mix as well as outcome measures in the SNF QRP and VBP.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Public Advocacy Committee  •  Regency VI


10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

GR Regulatory Subcommittee  •  Regency IV-V


10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

GR Workforce Subcommittee  •  Windjammer lll-lV


10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The Emergency Management Continuum - A "Team Approach" •  Cypress I-III

  • Stan Szpytek - President, Fire and Life Safety, Inc.
  • Jason Belden- Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, CAHF

Being prepared to manage emergencies and disasters within a regulated health care facility truly requires a team approach.  No longer is it acceptable to simply hand-off this awesome responsibility to a single person like the building's maintenance director.  This session will emphasize the importance of the Emergency Management Continuum utilizing a "team approach" to ensure a successful path to preparedness and compliance in facilities that provide care and comfort to a vulnerable population.

CE Hours: 2

NHAP, BRN


10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Legal

Multi/IO/Non Prop Conference

Provider Relief, Compliance & Prep for Audits  •  Regency Main l-lll

  • Mark Reagan, JD - Managing Shareholder and CAHF General Counsel, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
  • Bill Ulrich - President/CEO, Consolidated Billing Services, Inc.

This program will explore what happens after Long-Term Care (“LTC”) Providers make the required reporting under the CARES Act/Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”), including: (1) what are the next steps after submitting reports to HHS whether HHS accepted or rejected reports and what are the best strategies for managing disputes with HHS; (2) where do things stand with the required single/program-specific audits and what are the best strategies for successful resolution of outstanding issues with auditors; and (3) significant legal issues. In addition, the program will address how to manage threatened PRF recoupment as well as disputes with CMS contractors over Medicare billing for claims associated with waivers of the three-day qualifying stay and 100-day benefit period. Finally, it will address the current status of the Medi-Cal 10% add-on for COVID-19 and any audit activity related thereto.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN, MCLE


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Clinical

Precision Medication Selection  •  Big Sur I-III

  • Rob Bright, MCM - Senior Clinical Account Executive, Genomind
  • Cynthia Kilroy, MBA - Co-CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, Genomind
  • Dr. David Krause - Co-CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Genomind

Precision or “personalized medicine” is an innovative care model designed to optimize the efficiency and therapeutic benefits for patients by incorporating multiple, patient-specific variables into clinical decision making. Common variables considered are age, comorbidities, and potential drug-drug interactions. Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is also becoming a commonly used tool, with FDA and CPIC dosing guidance published for many commonly prescribed medications. However, incorporating PGx with other variables into a clinical workflow while limiting "alert fatigue" is challenging. This presentation will explore resources and tools that allow effective integration of PGx and precision medicine into the residential care setting.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch  •  Monterey Ballroom


12:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Associate Council  •  Oaktree l-lll


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

PBJ: Staffing Trends and Solutions  •  Big Sur I-III

  • Jennifer Breen - Assistant Director of Reimbursement, CAHF
  • DeAnn Walters, LNHA, CQP Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Improvement, CAHF

Staffing metrics and reporting continue to take center stage in discussions around skilled nursing care, and more data is available now than ever before on detailed staffing in facilities, including turnover and non-nurse staffing. This course will cover changes in available PBJ data, trends and issues in reporting, and provide best practices and techniques to improve your PBJ reporting and strengthen your workforce.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Clinical

Understanding Schizophrenia in Long-Term Care​  •  Spyglass l-ll

Dr. Torna Li, PsyD - Clinical Director and Clinical Psychologist, CHE Behanioral Health Services

Identifying true schizophrenia in long-term care settings is vital to appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Overuse of antipsychotic medications is a long standing problem among long-term care residents with dementia. Join this session to increase your knowledge of the clinical presentation of schizophrenia and learn behavioral interventions to support your residents.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Workforce

Utilizing Employee Recognition to Achieve Retention and Engagement  •  Cypress l-lll

Nate Hamme - President, Ceca Foundation

The need to retain and recruit caregivers has never been greater, and yet the only metric that impacts outcomes more than staffing ratios is employee engagement levels. There is a pressing need for cost-effective, high-impact investments that increase worker enthusiasm, reduce burnout, improve retention, and maintain high safety and quality of care. Why not workforce recognition, a strategy that Harvard Business Review has noted for its impact and efficiency on healthcare workers? Come learn best practices in the science of employee recognition; how to build recognition programs that are IMPACTful and stand the test of time; and how recognition and engagement technology can ease the burden on leadership teams.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Workforce

Rapid-Fire Retention​  •  Cypress l-lll

Courtney Ramsey - Workforce Retention Strategist, Magnet Culture

Ready for immediately-actionable tactics to take back to your organization? This rapid-fire session shares transferable best practices we’ve learned from various leaders, organizations and industries. All attendees will receive Magnet Cultures’ valuable list of “75+ Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover.”

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Clinical

Working with the Medical Director - Medical Certification​  •  Spyglass l-ll

Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C - Chief Medical Officer, Beecan Health

In 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 749 into law, which will require all skilled nursing facility medical directors to be certified through the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine within five years. This session will review certification requirements and other regulatory requirements for medical directors, and help nursing facilities make the best use of their medical directors' expertise.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Regulatory

QAA Data: Managing Documentation​  •  Big Sur I-III

Staci LePage, RHIT, RAC-CTHealth Information Consultant, Anderson Health Information Systems, Inc.

This session will provide you with expert tips and guidance on preparing for the expected post-pandemic scrutiny of governmental Medicare claims that could jeopardize reimbursement. Common problems encountered in billing, coding, and supporting documentation can and do lead to incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse. Explore the use of the QAA process and data to manage documentation and financial risks. Develop prioritized action plans and efficiently respond to ADRs for PDPM.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Revenue Cycle Improvement (RCI) Task Force •  Regency Vl


2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors •  Presido Board Room


3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Workforce

An Update from the Director of HCAI  •  Regency Main l-lll

Elizabeth Landsberg, JD Director, Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

Hear about the priorities of the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) - formerly OSHPD. The HCAI director will discuss HCAI's workforce programs to train and support Certified Nursing Assistants, approach to building standards for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and SNF data programs, and the new programs in the 2022-23 state budget.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN, MCLE


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sip & Stroll Happy Hour with the Exhibitors •  Regency Foyer & Terrace


8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Casino Night •  Cypress l-lll 

Schedule is regularly updated.


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration  •  Regency Main Foyer


7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

NHLA Breakfast  •  Oaktree l-lll


9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

General

Engaging and Retaining Top Talent  •  Regency Main l-lll

Lance Olsen Senior Consultant, The Arbinger Institute

The presenter will provide a foundational understanding of Arbinger's two mindsets, and then address the challenge in the industry to engage and retain needed talent and how an outward mindset can help tremendously in this area.

CE Hours: 2

NHAP, BRN


9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

GR Legal Subcommittee  •  Regency IV-V


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Regulatory & Legal

Surviving Staffing Audits & Questionable CDPH Practices •  Regency Main l-lll

  • Patti Owens, LVN, NHA - Director of Regulatory Affairs, CAHF
  • Mark Reagan, JD - Managing Shareholder and CAHF General Counsel, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

This session will highlight the questionable practices of the CDPH nurse staffing unit and the tools that operators can use to set up administrative and judicial challenges of findings of non-compliance. The program will focus on CDPH practices as to: (1) nurse assistant hours, (2) COVID-19 staffing waivers, (3) CNA shifts filled by RNs and LVNs and (4) documentation issues.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN, MCLE


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Clinical

Building a Successful AIT Program (Leadership for the Long Term)​  •  Big Sur I-III

TG Akins Staff Services Manager I, Center for Healthcare Quality, Licensing and Certification, Healthcare Workforce Branch, Nursing Home Administrator Program

Every organization wants and needs strong and effective leadership at each facility. Building such leaders is affected by the Administrator In Training (AIT) program individuals receive. Ensuring the AIT program you precept for or that your organization hosts not only assists the individual to achieve licensure, but prepares them for the diverse and unique position of Administrator, is the challenge that must be attained.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Clinical

Behavioral Health Conference

Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Online Training for Long-Term Care Staff  •  Spyglass l-ll

John Hobday, M.A. - CEO and Founder, HealthCare Interactive, Inc.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one out of every five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness each year. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, addictions, and many other forms of mental illness. However, a serious mental illness (SMI) is different. It affects the person so much so that it’s difficult for him or her to keep a job or make it through the day. Nursing home and assisted living employees are well trained in their particular jobs/roles both prior to and during employment. Yet, rarely are staff trained in the topic of SMI, how to recognize SMI, and, most importantly, what to do about it/how to respond and care for someone with SMI. When overlaid with dementia, SMI care becomes even more challenging. Join us for this compelling repeat session from the national AHCA/NCAL conference in D.C. last fall. This session will provide an introduction to SMI, information on better understanding SMI, how people successfully function and live with SMI, and how applying a 5-step standardized framework for care is a powerful tool for staff to use and apply whenever a resident has an SMI diagnosis, or even when an SMI is simply suspected. This session will also provide video examples of real care providers and people living with SMI, their stories, their struggles, what is most helpful in terms of care, and recommendations on what staff could do better. The session will conclude with a discussion of why quality online training can be a powerful tool to assist your organization in reducing conflict and challenging care situations. It will also discuss why providing consistent, quality training and an actual approach to care staff can use can benefit both staff and residents alike. A question and answer session will follow.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Workforce

A 100-Day Crisis: The Truth about New Employee Turnover •  Cypress l-lll

Sarah Dirks - Executive Vice President of Business Development, Pinnacle Quality Insight

These days, it can be very difficult to engage, attract, and retain talented employees. Those in senior care and senior living are most likely to leave within the first 100 days of employment. Operators must have a clear strategy to retain their new hires. The presentation will discuss five techniques that have proven to reduce employee turnover.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

AHCA Representatives Meeting  •  Presidio Boardroom


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Awards Lunch  •  Monterey Ballroom


1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

General

AB 1629 What Happens After December 31, 2022 •  Regency Main l-lll

  • Jeff Sandman - Director of Reimbursement, CAHF
  • Craig Cornett - President/CEO, CAHF
  • Jennifer Snyder
  • Mark Reagan, JD - Managing Shareholder and CAHF General Counsel, Hooper Lundy & Bookman

Provide an overview of the pending/completed AB 1629 rate deal. Discuss the ramifications of the new rate deal from a Legal, legislative, and reimbursement perspectives. What you need to do to succeed under the new AB 1629 deal.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

General

Preparing for a Successful CalAIM Implementation •  Regency Main l-lll

Karen Widerynski, M.P.H. - Managed Care Specialist, CAHF

On January 1, 2023, CalAIM will carve long-term care residents into managed care plans in every county in California. This panel will discuss enrollment and authorization processes along with other nuts and bolts issues you need to know to reduce the anticipated challenges of the CalAIM transition. CAHF members are encouraged to submit questions in advance to address specific concerns.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Workforce

Beyond the Status Quo:​ Workforce Innovations That Drive Success​  •  Big Sur I-III

Peter Corless - Executive Vice President, OnShift

Status quo workforce strategies are failing many providers in senior care. Current staffing shortages, high employee turnover, and the changing expectations of today’s workforce have made it critical for providers to evolve their workforce strategies. Join this session to learn about the transformative approaches senior care leaders are implementing to elevate the employee experience, streamline operational processes, and minimize excess overtime and agency use.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Workforce

Skills for All - Innovative Funding for Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion  •  Cypress l-lll

Sponsored by SisuCare

Kevin Davis - Program Officer, Workforce, International Rescue Committee

This session explores how the Skills for All Program, a project from the International Rescue Committee, can support upskilling for low-income workers that develops a skilled workforce for in-demand occupations. The Skills for All alternative financing model can be deployed in partnership with employer partners to create an employee benefit that can support retention efforts while providing increased access to skills training programs that can support the economic success of workers.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinical

CDPH HAI Program Updates​  •  Regency Main l-lll

Dr. Erin Epson, MD - Medical Director of Healthcare - Associated Infections (HAI) Program, CA Department of Public Health

The presentation will describe ongoing and emerging HAI issues affecting California SNF, discuss commonly observed infection prevention and control challenges in SNF, and provide updates on CDPH HAI Program activities and resources to support infection prevention and control in SNF.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN


3:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Chapter Presidents  •  Regency IV-V


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Coping and Practicing Resilience  •  Big Sur I-III

Dr. Torna Li, PsyD - Clinical Director and Clinical Psychologist, CHE Behavioral Health Services

We have all been through insurmountable stress these past couple of years and we have managed to cope the best we can. However, how are you really doing? Self-care is easily understood but not frequently practiced. Join this session to further develop your resilience, learn coping skills, and integrate a healthier reframe for self-care.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, NHAP-P, BRN

Schedule is regularly updated.


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration  •  Regency Main Foyer


8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Office of the Long-Term Care Patient Representative Program Overview​  •  Regency Main l-lll

Susan Rodrigues - Assistant Director, CA Department of Aging

Provide a program overview of the Office of the Long-Term Care Patient Representative as well as an update regarding program implementation.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Workforce

CNA Retention  •  Regency Main l-lll

Matt Cantrell - COO, National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)

Matt Cantrell, the COO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants, will explore the current state of CNA staffing and retention. This presentation will also explore strategies to increase retention among both new hires and long-term staff.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program - The Good, The Bad, and The Opportunities  •  Regency Main l-lll

Blanca Castro CA Department of Aging, Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

California has a new State Long-Term Care Ombudsman: the LTCO Program is approaching 50 years and the model that was created by the Older Americans Act in 1978 needs to be updated, modernized, and enhanced in order to serve a population with more complex needs. You will hear about what we learned from COVID-19, the increasing number of closures, nursing home reforms, and how the LTC Ombudsman representatives and nursing home administrators and staff can work towards a common goal.

CE Hours: 1

NHAP, BRN


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Convention Committee  •  Regency Vl


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Government Relations Committee  •  Regency IV-V


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAHF Board of Directors •  Regency IV-V