• Sunday, November 13
  • Monday, November 14
  • Tuesday, November 15
  • Wednesday, November 16

Schedule is regularly updated.


10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration  •  California Ballroom Foyer


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GR Payment Subcommittee •  Ventura

 


11:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Products and Services Committee  •  Andreas


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GR Quality Improvement Subcommittee  •  Sierra


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GR Legal Subcommittee  •  Ventura


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GR Workforce Subcommittee  •  Sierra


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Public Advocacy Committee • Andreas


1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

General

Armed Intruder/Active Shooter Workshop: Managing “The Unthinkable"  •  Pasadena

  • Stan Szpytek - Fire & Life Safety, Inc.
  • Jason Belden - Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, CAHF
  • Derrick Denis - Emergency Preparedness Consultant, Certified Range Instructor and Martial Arts Expert

The possibility of an armed intruder or active shooter in any type of residence of facility is now a reality that we all must face. Long-term care (LTC) facilities are not immune from this threat. This informative and interactive session will review real-world incidents that occurred in LTC facilities, share options and protocols that providers can implement to survive “The Unthinkable,” and provide a facilitated, scenario-based tabletop exercise to show you how to best manage such catastrophic events.

NHAP, BRN/3


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In & Badge Pick-Up  •  Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G & H


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

QCHF Board of Trustees • Andreas


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GR Regulatory Subcommittee • Ventura


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

General

CAHForama – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About YOUR Association​ • Pueblo

Laura Thomas - Director of Meetings & Member Services, CAHF

All employees of member facilities are members of CAHF by virtue of their employment. Meet CAHF staff and leadership in this session who will share how your association works for you and the skilled nursing profession. Learn about the structure and governance of the association, how to get the most out of your membership, and find out about our committees and how you can get involved!

NHAP, BRN/3


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Business Management Committee • Sierra


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

General

HPSI Welcome Luau Reception • California Ballroom Foyer & Terrace

Enjoy a taste of tropical paradise and say “Aloha” to an evening of good times! The welcome luau is an outstanding opportunity to mingle with long-time friends and new ones while dining on Hawaiian inspired appetizers and gearing up for the days ahead. The entertainment will keep the evening going, and be sure to get in the spirit with your best surf and sun attire.

Schedule is regularly updated.


7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Attendee Registration & Credentialing of Delegates  •  California Ballroom Foyer


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast  •  California Ballroom Foyer


8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Opening General Session

The Road Ahead: The State of Our Sector  •  California Ballroom

Craig Cornett - President/CEO, CAHF

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

General

Adaptability in a Changing Landscape  •  California Ballroom

Jay Samit - Author/Speaker

The internationally bestselling author will share 12 truths needed to thrive in this era of endless innovation. Thematically, the presenter will discuss topics addressed in his books, Disrupt and Future Proofing You.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout

Strengthening the Direct Support Workforce - Developmental Services Conference  •  Pueblo

Robert Espinoza - Executive Vice President of Policy, PHI


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout

Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Long-Term Care  •  San Jacinto

Tim Vincent, MS, MFT California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Long-term care (LTC) providers can retain employees while providing a welcoming and prosperous environment for residents via the continued evolution and growth of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Hear all about the benefits and challenges of DEI in this presentation that will share data and recommendations concerning integrating the DEI initiatives in LTC.


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout

Readmissions, Transfers and Discharges – Ways to Ensure Compliance  •  Mojave Learning Center

  • Holly Johnson, JD - Attorney, Law Office of Holly L. Johnson, Inc.
  • Liz Tyler, JD - Attorney, Tyler & Wilson, LLP

As of Jan. 1, there is a new hearing process concerning facility readmissions, transfers and discharges, and increased penalties for failure to follow it. Hear how you can prepare for the discharge and readmission appeal process.


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout

Enhanced Care Management & Community Supports  •  Santa Rosa

Anwar Zoueihid - Vice President, Long Term Services & Supports, Partners in Care Foundation

A significant aspect of CalAIM is the support provided for Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports, which is designed to offer alternative care sites – and when possible - divert Medi-Cal beneficiaries from institutionalized care. Learn more about CalAIM, Community Supports, and the upcoming Enhanced Care Management population of focus specific to Nursing Facility Transition/Diversion.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nurse Council Business Meeting  •  Andreas 


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Associate Council Meeting  •  Palm Springs Convention Center - End of Aisle 100


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Exhibitor & Expo Only Badge Pick-Up  •  Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G & H


11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Breakout

Long-Term Care Services for LGBTQ+ Communities  •  San Jacinto

Tim Vincent - MS, MFT, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Over three million older adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ+) in the United States. For many, the prospect of long-term care provokes fear and anxiety out of concern about mistreatment by residents and staff. Learn about the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long-term care organizations to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBTQ+ residents.


11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Breakout

Medi-Cal Audit Appeals: Substantive Issues and Procedural Pitfalls  •  Mojave Learning Center

  • Stanton Stock - Partner, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
  • Mike Lesnick - Nursing Home Administrator, Axiom Healthcare

California’s unique Long-Term Care Reimbursement Act (AB 1629) was intended to reimburse providers in a manner that promotes quality care and decreases administrative inefficiency. However, Medi-Cal audits conducted by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) often result in inaccurate or inequitable findings. This discussion will review key substantive issues and potential pitfalls in Medi-Cal audit appeals to help providers receive the Medi-Cal reimbursement they are entitled to.


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Breakout

Polypharmacy in Older Adults: Team Approach to Optimizing Medications  •  Santa Rosa

  • Dev Naik, Pharm.D. - Consultant Pharmacist, Consonus Pharmacy
  • Vic Patel, Pharm.D. - Consultant Pharmacist, Consonus Pharmacy

Polypharmacy, the simultaneous use of multiple drugs to treat a single ailment or condition, has become an increasing area of concern for the elderly- especially those living in long-term care settings. An increase in medications taken by older adults is linked to a rise in adverse outcomes, including negative drug interactions, falls and hospitalizations. Learn how to identify polypharmacy and its contributing factors and how you can adopt an interdisciplinary team strategy to safely reduce potentially inappropriate medications.


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout

Behavioral Health Conference - Business Meeting •  Andreas


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Super Star Lunch  •  California Ballroom


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

AHCA Committee Representatives  •  Agua Caliente


1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Expo Open with Happy Hour Munchies & More  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Expo with Happy Hour Food & Drink Stations  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

House of Delegates 1  •  Primrose A/B Convention Center

  • Del Callaway Award
  • Nurse of the Year Award
  • Excellence in Programming Award
  • Statewide Nominations

Schedule is regularly updated.


7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Attendee Registration  •  California Ballroom Foyer


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Continental Breakfast  •  Primrose A/B Convention Center


8:30 AM

Exhibitor Access ONLY  •  Palm Springs Convention Center

9:00 AM - 2023 Priority Placement (ONLINE ONLY)


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibitor & Expo Only Badge Pick-Up  •  Palm Springs Convention Center, Mesquite G & H


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

CAHF House of Delegates 2  •  Primrose A/B Convention Center

  • CAHF Financial Report and Dues Vote
  • 2022 Patrons of the Association Awards
  • In Memoriam
  • Election of Statewide Officers

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Exhibitor Move-In  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

RCI Taskforce Meeting  •  Andreas


9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

General & Workforce

Building a CareForce  •  Primrose A/B Convention Center

Lori Porter - CNA, LNHA, CEO & Co-Founder, National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA)

This discussion will examine the role of education and involvement in professional associations for CNA retention, explore insights into how CNAs really feel about their profession, and identify strategies for honoring and supporting CNAs. Attendees will also hear about the NAHCA/CAHF collaboration.


10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Expo Open with Chat 'n Chew Food Stations  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

PAC Board  •  Agua Caliente


11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch  •  Palm Springs Convention Center


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout

Skin Health and Its Impact on Reimbursement  •  Smoketree F

Chrystalbelle Rogers MSN, RN, CWCN, CENP - Director of Clinical Services Skin Health Post-acute, Medline

Are you stressed out about improving outcomes with current staffing constraints? Prepare to meet the challenges faced by facilities today through the holistic approach to skin health. Find creative ways to improve patient and resident clinical outcomes and satisfaction while engaging and empowering staff through a cost-effective, evidence-based approach.

CE Hours: NHAP-P, BRN/1


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout

Paper is Bad for Business: Compliance in a Digital Age  •  Mojave Learning Center

  • Jennifer Breen - Assistant Director of Reimbursement, CAHF
  • James McArthur - Customer Success Manager, Zipline

The skilled nursing sector is reliant on paper-based reporting to be compliant. However, the risk of this type of reporting is high due to inevitable human error resulting in non-compliance, fines, penalties and impacts to patient quality. Hear about a better way for SNFs to be compliant via redesigning compliance workflows with technology, which can enhance your reputation, grow your facility, and avoid the cost of non-compliance.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout

Creating an Employee-Centered Care Culture  •  Smoketree DE

Lorie S. Rodriguez Ed.D. -Vice President of Behavioral Health & Social Services, Rockport Healthcare Services

Leadership has a significant impact on employee turnover and is crucial for an employee-centered care workplace Culture to encourage employees to want to stay. This presentation will share tips on how to produce this type of workplace culture. Attendees will also complete a facility workforce self-assessment with action plans and utilize the workforce leadership skill toolkit to enhance leadership skills created by the CAHF QI Workforce Group.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout

The Unrepresented Resident IDT: Working with the OPR​  •  Smoketree ABC

Chris Wilson RN, JD, MS, HEC-C - Director, Community Healthcare Ethics

This presentation will address the roles and responsibilities of both the facility interdisciplinary team (IDT) members and the Office of the Patient Representative (OPR) in preparing for and participating in the IDT meeting.


2:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Breakout

One Voice  •  San Jacinto

Kathleen Wiessburg MS, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP - National Director of Education, Select Rehabilitation

While communication within a team can be functional or even successful, an organization is ultimately measured by its ability to project a shared, unified voice across many such teams. Achieving this “one voice” can be a challenge. This session provides usable skills and insights to begin to bridge your silos, improve workforce efficiency and reach the pinnacle of organizational communication: one voice.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


2:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Breakout

PDPM: ReZoom for Operational Success​  •  Santa Rosa

Maria Arrellano MS, RN, RAC-CT - Product Manager, Net Health

This session highlights a deeper dive into national Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) data, including the payment drivers that have accumulated since October 2020. Learn from provider case studies and hear ideas for strategies to identify and address unfavorable trends and missed opportunities. Join us as we gain PDPM insights from the last three years to move forward with data driven decisions for a successful tomorrow.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


2:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Breakout

Sharing Electronic Health Information  •  Mojave Learning Center

  • Andrea Frey - Attorney, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
  • Barabara Philips - Consultant Coordinator, Anderson Health Information Consulting
  • Rhonda Anderson - President, Anderson Health Information Consulting

The 21st Century Cures Act and the implementing of federal Information Blocking Rules represent a significant milestone in the push for greater data interoperability and easier access to electronic health information (EHI). This session will provide a high-level summary of the rules as well as similar California data exchange efforts and their interplay with federal and state between privacy laws. The presenters will also share practical tips and suggestions on how to approach compliance.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN, MCLE/1


3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout

Using Data to Tell Your Story  •  Mojave Learning Center

  • Jennifer Breen - Assistant Director of Reimbursement, CAHF
  • DeAnn Walters - Director of Clinical Affairs, CAHF

Data can tell the story of great clinical outcomes, resident and staff engagement and your focus on quality improvement. How do you want your story told? What data you should share, how best to use it, and to whom it should be shared with are the important questions to contemplate. This presentation will help you discover different formats to present data to enhance meaning and value.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Breakout

Current Issues in Civil Liability  •  California Ballroom - Catalina & Madera

  • Bill Wilson - Attorney, Wilson Getty
  • Darryl Ross - Associate General Counsel, Mariner Health Care
  • Rima Badawiya - Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Mark Reagan (moderator and Lead) - General Counsel, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

This session will help you identify communication trends with an impact on organizational quality, list the observed traits of a “communication strategist,” recognize seven communication pitfalls and match them to an improvement approach, and apply communication response strategies to an organizational crisis.


3:40 PM - 5:15 PM

Chapter Presidents  •  Sierra/Ventura


6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Dining with the Stars  •  East Lawn (Outdoors)

The glitz and glam of Hollywood are on full display during this special evening where the stars in the long-term care profession get their moment in spotlight. This red carpet event features the announcement of this year’s winners in several award categories (Nurse of the Year, Thomas E. Spindle, and Del Callaway Administrative Excellence). Plus, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to congratulate CAHF’s new board members during the installation ceremony. A sit-down dinner will be served to guests, and Rembrandt is back by popular demand for live music and dancing. Tickets are $98 and must be purchased in advance. The fun continues at the After Party sponsored by Zipline at the Renaissance Hotel.

The fun continues at the After Party sponsored by Zipline at the Renaissance Hotel.


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attendee Registration  •  California Ballroom Foyer


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Continental Breakfast  •  California Ballroom Foyer


9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

General

Countdown to CalAIM – A Panel Discussion​  •  California Ballroom - Catalina & Madera

Karen Widerynski (Moderator) - Managed Care Specialist, CAHF

On January 1, all residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) will be carved into managed care plans as this phase of Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) California Advancing & Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is implemented. Representatives from three California health plans will discuss plan readiness, review the opportunities and challenges for SNFs, and address provider concerns. The panel will share what managed care organizations are doing to improve patient care in the Medi-Cal expansion in 2023 and beyond.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

General

Public Health & Prevention: A State Perspective  •  California Ballroom - Catalina & Madera

Tomas Aragón - State Public Health Officer, Director, California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH)

Using a population health science approach, CDPH addresses the ever-evolving changes of public health crises ranging from emerging infectious diseases, health disparities, chronic disease impacts, climate change, and more. This session will address the role CDPH has in promoting and protecting the health of Californians and emerging public health topics from the perspective of the State Public Health Officer.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN/1


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Convention Committee  •  Andreas

TBD


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Pathways to Success – AB 1629, WQIP and Workforce Standards​  •  California Ballroom - Catalina & Madera

  • Craig Cornett - CEO/President, CAHF
  • Mark Reagan - General Counsel, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman
  • Jeff Sandman - Director of Reimbursement, CAHF
  • Jennifer Breen - (Moderator), Assistant Director of Reimbursement, CAHF

This session will cover details of the updated Medi-Cal SNF rates for 2023 and beyond, including effects of Workforce Standards and the new Workforce Quality Incentive Program (WQIP). Learn how you can prepare to meet workforce standards and be successful in WQIP.

CE Hours: NHAP, BRN, MCLE/1


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Government Relations Committee  •  Sierra/Ventura

TBD


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CAHF Board  •  Sierra/Ventura

TBD