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Education and Agenda



Continuing education (CEUs) have been requested for approval for nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, and nurses. Individuals seeking approval for all other professional licensures must file independently and should contact Teresa Eyet, AHCA Senior Director, Educational Development for the materials needed.​​


* AHCA/NCAL is currently finalizing some of the speakers for this event, and speakers are subject to change without notice. ​

All Education Sessions will take place in
Ponce De Leon Ballrooms 2 & 3 at the Breakers Palm Beach

 Wednesday, May 4

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

4:00pm – 5:00pm

What’s Happening in Washington? 

In this always popular session, Mark Parkinson and Clifton J. Porter, II, provide an update on current and future Congressional policy initiatives that have an impact on the membership. The Honorable Blanche Lincoln of Lincoln Policy Group and The Honorable Jim McCrery, Capitol Counsel LLC, round out the panel.  


5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Election Landscape

With the political races defined and the national party conventions on the horizon, veteran political insiders Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg use their wit and keen insight to discuss how they think things will end in the November races.  

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner (Off-property TBD)​

9:00pm – 11:00pm

​After Dinner Lounge  (On-property- Beach Club Patio)


 Thursday, May 5

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 11:15am

Getting Ready for 2016 and Beyond

In his 2015 end of the year message to the membership, Mark Parkinson focused on the four key areas that he believes are crucial to setting up for success in 2016 and beyond. In this session Mark will provide an overview of the key issues – Re-hospitalization, Five Star, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), and Payroll Based Journal (PBJ). Following Mark’s overview, subject matter experts and members of the provider community will expand on each of the four areas.
NOTE: There will be a 15- minute break from 9:45am – 10:00am​



Morning Sessions End – Transition to Afternoon Activities 

Afternoon Activities (additional registration fees apply)

  • Golf OutingThe Breakers Rees Jones Golf Course (Off-property 12:30pm-5:00pm)  
  • Wine Pairing Experience – Gulfstream 3 (On-property 12:00pm-2:00pm)
  • Deep Sea Fishing  – (Off-property 12:00pm-5:00pm)

9:00pm – 11:00pm

​After Dinner Lounge - Beach Club Patio (On-property)

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Reception and Dinner -  Ocean Lawn ​(On-property)


 Friday, May 6

7:45am – 8:15am


8:15am – 9:15am

The Impact of Other Health Care Provider Payment System Changes on SNFs

AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President of Reimbursement Policy, Mike Cheek and Kathy Lester, Principal, Lester Health Law, lead a discussion on how SNF providers are being impacted by the changes in the payments systems of other health care providers. 

9:15am – 11:30am

LED Talks: Lead, Engage, Discover on Issues Driving the National Agenda

Hosted by AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President Greg Crist, this session will feature a series of targeted topics addressed in a concise, impactful way. Topics include Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Population Management, Crisis Management, and A View from the Carrier Space. 

  • ​9:15am – 9:35am        Patient Safety/Medical Errors 
  • 9:40am – 10:00am      Looking through the Family Lens
  • 10:05am – 10:25am    Population Management 
  • 10:30am – 10:55am    View from the Carrier Space
  • 11:00am – 11:20am    I’m Sorry 
  • 11:25am – 11:45am    Crisis Management ​


Conference concludes​