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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 sessions are held in The Four Seasons Orlando Resort 
in Palm Ballroom I)

 Wednesday, April 29

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

Glenn Van Ekeren, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Co-Chair, President, Vetter Health Services, Omaha, NE; Gail ClarksonAHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Co-Chair, CEO, Nexcare Health Systems, LLC, Brighton, MI; J. Emmett Reed, CEO, Florida Health Care Association, Tallahassee, FL

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Remarks from AHCA and NCAL Board Chairs

Leonard Russ, AHCA Chair, Managing Partner/Administrator, Bayberry Care Center, New Rochelle, NY; Pat Giorgio, NCAL Chair, President, Evergreen Estates, Cedar Rapids, IA​ 

4:30pm – 6:00pm

What’s Happening in Washington?

Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President & CEO, Washington DC; Clifton J. Porter, II,  AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Washington, DC; Jim McCrery, Partner, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Washington, DC; Kyle Simmons, Partner, Simmons Russell Group, Washington, DC

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcom Reception- Lady Palm Lawn (on property)

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner  

The Cairo Dinner Show at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! This will be an unforgettable event.  It will feature amazing action-packed film re-enactments and for brave members of our group, a starring role. This private event is included in your conference registration and a great chance to network and make new friends.​ (Disney's Hollywood Studios-off property)


 Thursday, April 30

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:30am

The Disney Institute: Delivering an Exceptional Service Experience (Part.1)

This two part “master class” will show how Disney's consistent business results and world-class service are driven by “overmanaging” things that most companies undermanage or even ignore.

9:30am – 9:45am


9:45am – 11:30am

The Disney Institute: Delivering an Exceptional Service Experience (Part.2)

​This session is a continuation of pt. 1

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.