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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 the Oriental Ballroom)

 Wednesday, November 11

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

Glenn Van Ekeren, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Co-Chair, President, Vetter Health Services, Omaha, NE;Gail Clarkson, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Co-Chair, Vice President, Nexcare Health Systems, LLC, Brighton, MI; Daniel Mathis, President & CEO, Nevada Health Care Association

4:00pm – 5:00pm

What’s Happening in Washington? 

Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA/NCAL, Washington DC; Clifton J. Porter, II, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, AHCA/NCAL, Washington, DC; Dan Elling, Senior Policy Advisor, Alston & Bird, LLP, Washington, DC; Haley Barbour, Founding Partner, BGR Group, Washington, DC


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Sabato's Crystal Ball

Larry Sabato, PhD, Author, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcom Reception and Dinner

9:00pm – 11:00pm

​After Dinner Lounge


 Thursday, November 12

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:00am

How to Make Sure You Are Included in Payment Networks: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

10:15am – 11:15am

How to Make Sure You Are Included in Payment Networks: Medicare Fee-for-Service – Hospitals Part A

10:00am – 10:15am



Morning Sessions End – Transition to Afternoon Activities

Afternoon Activities

  • Golf Outing – Tranquilo Golf Club at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando (on-property)
  • Wine Pairing Experience – Lakeside East (on-property)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari Tour- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (off-property)

6:15pm – 8:45pm

Reception and Dinner - Lady Palm Lawn (on-property)

9:00pm – 11:00pm

After Dinner Lounge - Lady Palm Lawn (on-property)  


 Friday, May 1

7:45am – 8:15am


8:15am – 9:30am

Understanding Risk-Bearing Arrangements

Will Saunders, CEO, AllyAlign Health, Glen Allen, VA; Jared Landis, Director, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC

Federal and state policymakers are increasingly testing and implementing new payment and care delivery models to achieve high-value care at lower cost for all populations. Providers across the healthcare continuum, including post-acute care and long-term care providers, are being asked to deliver, and/or be at risk for, integrated care across the full range of Medicaid and Medicaid benefits. Many providers are interested in exploring risk-bearing arrangements, but are uncertain about whether they have the knowledge and infrastructure needed to successfully implement these arrangements. This session is designed to educate providers about various risk-bearing arrangements as well as the challenges and opportunities facing nursing facilities under such arrangements.​

9:30am – 9:45am


9:45am – 11:15am

Provider Case Studies: Lessons Learned from Risk-Bearing Arrangements 

This session will be presented by a panel of provider CEOs 


Conference Concludes

Important Note: For those conference attendees whose schedules permit, our regular, informal “post-conference debriefing” session will be held during breakfast on Friday from 7:45am – 8:00am. Your comments provide AHCA/NCAL staff with invaluable feedback in order to continually improve our conference’s program content and format.