2021 Fall CEO Conference

​Overview

Much time has passed since our last Multifacility CEO & Senior Executive Leaders Conference. All of you have faced challenging times while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every one of you worked tirelessly to keep your residents and staff safe, while at the same time focusing on keeping your businesses operational. It’s time to gather again in person!

The Conference offers a unique opportunity to network with other leaders in the field while taking time to explore cutting-edge business strategies that will help you tackle today’s challenges. Topics covered will include:

  • Maintaining Census
  • Population Health Management
  • Staffing
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19

Who Will Be There?

Executive leaders of national and regional multifacilities including owners, chief executive officers, corporate and executive staff, chief financial officers, purchasing officers, and other decision-makers and influencers as determined by AHCA and NCAL. Also invited will be members of AHCA/NCAL’s Independent Owner Council.


Keynote Speakers

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Jeff Morris M.D., MBA, FACS, FRCS(C) is a National Speaker, Coach, and Author who has spent the last 10 years coaching healthcare leaders across the country on ways that their organizations can transform their operations to elevate and drive patient and employee engagement. As long term care providers move to a more normal operational environment, addressing compassion fatigue in their caregiving staff will be important to the overall resilience of their organizations.  

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John Gerzema, President & CEO of the Harris Poll, is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help leaders and organizations anticipate and adapt to new trends and demands. 2020 upended a lot of norms and created deep change worldwide. John will discuss what current poll data shows about changes impacting senior care and the population at large.   

For Attendees & Guests

ATTENDEE ELIGIBILITY
Participation in this conference is by invitation only and is intended for CEOs and executive level management staff. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to grant final approval to all registrants. Only fully registered member or non-member attendees are eligible for CE accreditation earned through the conference’s education sessions. Guest registration is for spouses or guests and not intended for individuals who work in the long term care profession. Registration and attendance for companies and individuals who sell or market products and/or services to provider organizations are limited to sponsors only.

NOTE: Provider attendees with multiple business interests that are competitive with event sponsors can participate in their capacity as providers only. Anyone who cannot agree will not be invited back as a Provider but is welcome to inquire with AHCA/NCAL Vendor Relations about event sponsorship opportunities.
 

 Registration

Registration Rates

Early Registration before October 15, 2021
  • AHCA/NCAL Member $350
  • Member Guest $135
  • Non-Member  $650
  • Non-Member Guest $135
Registration after October 15, 2021
  • AHCA/NCAL Member $400
  • Member Guest $135
  • Non-Member  $700
  • Non-Member Guest $135

 
 
 

 
or Download the Registration Form and Fax to (202) 898-6302
or mail to
AHCA/NCAL Registration Office
2021 AHCA/NCAL Fall Conference for Mulitifacility CEOs​ and Senior Executives Executive Leaders
1201 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
 

General Information

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PAYMENT
Payment fees for the conference, and optional social activities can be made by U.S. Check, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. AHCA/NCAL will not process your registration without full payment. To avoid duplicate charges to your credit card, DO NOT mail a copy of your registration form once it has been faxed or posted online.
 
CONFIRMATIONS 
Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to you via e-mail within 15 days of receipt.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS 
Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days prior to the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (202) 898-6302, or e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.
 
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS
Registration cancellations received on or before October 15, 2021 will be refunded minus a $55.00 administrative fee. Any change or cancellation must be made in writing and faxed to (202) 898-6302 or sent via e-mail to meetings@ahca.org. Refunds will be processed within 15 days following the end of the conference.

Registration refunds will not be issued after Friday, October 15. Refunds or credits will NOT be granted on no-shows.
 
CONFERENCE ATTIRE 
The average high temperature for October is 63°F, with a low of 36°F. Business-casual attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and receptions, but please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms and cool evenings. Resort wear is appropriate for all social activities.

 Hotel & Travel Information

 

The Broadmoor​

 Colorado Springs, CO

 
 

ROOM RATES & TAXES

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY—SPACE IS LIMITED
To make your guest room reservations, call The Broadmoor Reservations Department at 719-577-5775 by Friday, October 15, 2021 and reference “American Health Care Association.”

You can also visit our exclusive group reservations web page.

Take advantage of the special group rates of $265 Run of West standard guest room per night, single or double occupancy, plus a 10.25% occupancy tax, and 2.95% Public Improvement Fee.

Reservations must be made by Friday, October 15, 2021.

Early reservations are encouraged as there are a limited number of rooms available. AHCA/NCAL will not hold the room block beyond the hotel deadline mentioned above. Reservation requests made after this hotel deadline will be based on availability at the prevailing rate determined by the hotel.

HOTEL RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS

At the time a hotel reservation is made, one (1) night’s room and tax advance deposit will be charged to the credit card provided.  Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by this deposit. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax.  Any changes to the reservation arrival and departure dates past the Wednesday October 15, 2021 deadline are contingent upon availability and at the prevailing rate.

TRAVEL

The Broadmoor is located 9 miles from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) which is approximately 15 minutes by car with an estimated one-way taxi fare of $32. Denver International Airport (DEN) is 90 miles and approximately 90 minutes by car with an estimated one-way taxi fare of $150.  Valet parking is $35 daily and Self-parking is $25 daily.  Shuttle service from the airports to the Broadmoor is available via The Broadmoor Transportation Department on 855-266-2522.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND DIETARY NEEDS

If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org​.

 Networking Activities

SPOUSE/GUEST ACTIVITY: Garden of the Gods Walking Tour (For member or non-member spouse/guest only. Complimentary)

9:30am–11:30am
What’s included: Round-trip transportation, tour guide
 

TASTE OF TUSCANY WINE PAIRING EXPERIENCE

12:00pm–2:00pm
$185 per person (Includes lunch)
About the activity: Join us as we travel through Tuscany, pairing authentic Old World Italian fare with Regional Wine varietals in the award-winning Broadmoor’s Ristorante Del Lago. A sommelier will guide you through the tasting notes of each wine and how the food pairings develop other tasting notes. Wine lovers and novices alike can all enjoy and learn more during this unique experience.
What’s included:
Lunch
 

GARDEN OF THE GODS JEEP TOUR

12:00pm–4:00pm
$255 per person
About the activity: On the exclusive Old West Country open- air 4x4 jeep tour, let the country charm and hospitality of cowboy guides together with the stunning product of Mother Nature’s iconic Garden of the Gods be your respite for the day. Guest will explore the over 1,300 acres of sandstone formations and 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods Park. Guests will also travel up Cheyenne Canyon, cross through the historic railroad tunnels, and explore the historic and quaint town of Manitou Springs.
What’s included: Round-trip transportation, tour guide, snacks
 

PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY TOUR

12:00pm–4:00pm
$180 per person
About the activity: Experience one of the most unique experiences in the world. A nine-mile journey with sweeping 360-degree views. Guests are taken to the top of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, but this journey is so much more than that. Pikes Peak is a National Historic Landmark and home to a breathtaking summit. After the ride, guest can explore the many things to do in historic Manitou Springs and visit the majestic Seven Falls, a natural wonder nestled in the South Cheyenne Canyon.
What’s included: Round-trip transportation, tour guide and bottled water

Agenda

 Tuesday, November 9

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition
    Ted LeNeave, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Chair, President Accura Healthcare; Doug Farmer, President & CEO, Colorado Health Care Association​
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    What’s Happening in Washington?
    In this always popular session, Mark Parkinson, and Clifton J. Porter, II, provide an update on what is happening in Washington that will impact the LTC sector including an update on the progress of the Care for Our Seniors Act. Joining Mark and Clif will be joined by Bob Russell, Partner, The Simmons and Russell Group and Governor Hailey Barbour, Founding Partner, BGR Group for a lively exchange on the state of all things related to politics and the impact on the sector.​
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Opening Keynote: Preserving Organizational Resilience: The Executives Role in Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Caregivers
    Jeff Morris M.D., MBA, FACS, FRCS(C) is a National Speaker, Coach, and Author who has spent the last 10 years coaching healthcare leaders across the country on ways that their organizations can transform their operations to elevate and drive patient and employee engagement. As long term care providers move to a more normal operational environment, addressing compassion fatigue in their caregiving staff will be important to the overall resilience of their organizations.   ​
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    ​Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    ​​After Dinner Lounge

 Wednesday, November 10

  • 7:30am – 8:00am
    Breakfast Buffet

  • 8:00am – 8:45am
    Keys to Building and Maintaining Census
    Building the systems and relationships that maintain strong census is critical to the success of all providers. This session will spotlight feature Jeff Morris M.D., MBA, FACS, FRCS(C), from the Huron Group will provide a road overview of census trends and best practices. Ted LeNeave, President of Accura Healthcare will share the innovative way he manages the census in their organizations.​
  • 8:45am - 9:30am
    The Future of Population Health Management (part 1)
    Population Health Management models delivered many vital tools that assisted providers during the COVID pandemic solidifying its critical role in addressing the needs of today's long term care population. In this session we will review how population health models facilitated timely, advanced healthcare services and the challenges they faced during the pandemic. Looking to the future we will discuss how population health models will take the lessons learned to propel them forward.  Providers and staff from population health models (ISNP and ACO) share their experiences during the pandemic and their plans for future growth. The session will cover how newer er models such as Provider Owned Integrated Networks show promise for providers new to population health. This session will also show how AHCA/NCAL is supporting providers through this emerging model.​
  • 9:30am - 10:00am
    Break

  • 10:00am – 10:30am
    The Future of Population Health Management (part 2)
  • 10:30am – 11:30am
    AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    Drawing on the popular Redditt AMA (Ask Me Anything) concept, Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions for the AHCA/NCAL staff panel. Questions can be related to workforce, reimbursement, government relations, clinical, and other areas related to the sector. Panelists include Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, Dr. David Gifford, Senior Vice President for Quality & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, LaShuan Bethea, Executive Director, NCAL, Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President for Reimbursement and Legal Affairs, and Clifton J. Porter, II, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.​
  • 11:30am
    Transition to Afternoon Activities

  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Afternoon Activities

    (additional registration fees apply) – please check the conference app for complete event details

  • 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    Reception and Dinner

  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    After Dinner Lounge

 Thursday, November 11

  • 7:30am - 8:00am
    Breakfast Buffet

  • 8:00am - 8:45am
    Staffing Highs and Lows
    Panelists from provider companies with strong staff stability and satisfaction data discuss their strategies to confront staffing challenges, achieve high staffing levels and maintain low turnover and in their facilities.​
  • 8:45am - 9:00am
    Break

  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    COVID and the Long Term and Post-Acute Care Sectors: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic
    Through a post-pandemic lens Dr. David Grabowski will discuss the impact COVID has had and could still have on the long term care space.
  • 10:00am - 10:15am
    Break
  • 10:15am - 11:15am
    Closing Keynote: The Harris Poll: Trends Shaping Our Future
    John Gerzema, President & CEO of the Harris Poll, is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help leaders and organizations anticipate and adapt to new trends and demands. 2020 upended a lot of norms and created deep change worldwide. John will discuss what current poll data shows about changes impacting senior care and the population at large.  ​
  • 11:15am
    Conference Concludes​​

  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Transition to Regional Multi-Facility Council Lunch and Meeting