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Education and Agenda

Continuing Education Credits (CE Credits)
AHCA/NCAL has requested NAB approved CE hours for skilled nursing and assisted living administrators. Individuals seeking approval for all other professional licensures must file independently and should contact Teresa Eyet, , AHCA Vice President of Education Programming and Content Development for the materials needed.
* AHCA/NCAL is currently finalizing some of the speakers for this event, and speakers are subject to change. 

*All education sessions are held at the
Gaylord Texan

 Wednesday, March 11

Registration Opens

Pre-Conference Session:  LED Talks curated by Provider Magazine
​Owner-to-Owner Town Hall with AHCA/NCAL Leadership

Facitilitor: Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, AHCA/NCAL
Panelists: Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, AHCA/NCAL; David Gifford, Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, AHCA/NCAL and Scott Tittle, Executive Director, NCAL

Owners from around the country discuss challenges and best practices pertinent to the current operation environment. The discussion will focus on emerging trends in long term care. Ideas for solutions will be shared.

Marketplace Meet Up


Opening General Session

Oz Perlman, Mentalist ...
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Oz Pearlman is one of the most sought after mentalists in the world, and he has been dazzling audiences with his mind reading ability for over two decades. He was a fan favorite on America’s Got Talent where he won third place out of thousands of acts. His client list reads like a who's who of politicians, professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. He has appeared on both national and international television networks on numerous shows including his own special Oz Knows for which he won an Emmy. His unique blend of mind reading and mentalism create an interactive experience that is redefining the very nature of a magic show, one that truly needs to be seen to be believed!


Networking Dinner


 Thursday, March 12





General Session:  What’s Happening in Washington?
Speakers: Matt Hoffman, Vice President, Co-Lead, Access & Reimbursement Working Group, BGR Group; Moses Mercado, Principal, Ogilvy Government Relations; Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA/NCALClif Porter, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, AHCA/NCAL

​This session offers an update on recent legislative activity that impacts the sector as well as a look ahead at what’s happening in Congress.

Marketplace Meet Up

Concurrent Sessions

Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
Speaker: Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, AHCA

Hear solutions for overcoming the top areas where providers struggle to implement PDPM. 


New Assisted Living Opportunities for Quality and Payment in a Value Based World​
​Speaker:  Katie Colgan, Executive Director, Integrated Networks, AHCA/NCAL

As private pay residents decline and Medicaid reimbursements stagnate, providers of assisted living are in a unique position to offer high quality care at a cost savings to consumers and health plans.  Learn why and how providers and health plans can partner to create new funding opportunities for assisted living and which partnership models can best differentiate your business and position independent owners for success.


​Marketplace Meet Up


​Lunch and Learn 


Attendees Choice - Select from Afternoon Sessions or Activities ​

 Networking Activities (additional fees apply) –​  more coming soon

  • ​Golf Outing
Concurrent Sessions​

Innovations in Building Design 
Speaker: Scott Averill, Chief Executive Officer, Joya Living & Healthcare, Inc.; Brad Bilbo, Chief Operating Officer, Reliable Health Care Management; Debbie Meade, Owner/Operator, Health Management; Corey Wright, Administrator, Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Independent Owners share how they implemented innovative design elements into their buildings.

Workforce Toolkits
AHCA/NCAL has a resource on ahcancalED to address workforce issues for the Chief Executive Officer and independent owner audience. The resource was developed in partnership with Littler a law firm specializing in employment law issues. A representative from the Littler team will provide an overview of the toolkit resources including:
  • Setting up your own temp agency
  • Hiring international staff to include US territories 
  • Loan forgiveness programs (existing governmental and self-created)
  • Developing new tools, curating and re-packaging existing tools to address retention and turnover


​Networking Events​


 Friday, March 13




​Concurrent Sessions
Should Independent Owners Grow and If So How?
Speakers: Patricia Horn, Owner, Cedar Hill Continuing Care Center; Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Bridgeway CC; Stacy Suchla, Administrator, Grand View Care Center and Grand Avenue Assisted Living and Mark Traylor, President, Traylor-Porter Healthcare

Independent owners who have grown their business share success stories and lessons learned. Learn if this is the right path for your business.

Translating Current Dining Trends to Senior Living for Success
Speaker: Rayona Baker, Business Solutions Specialist,Gordon Food Services​; Kevin Kimbrough, ​Culinary Specialist ChefGordon Food Services and Brenda Richardson, Brenda Richardson LLC

Hear an overview of current food and senior dining trends. Key aspects of the importance of food, nutrition, the dining experience and regulatory requirements will be included. Experience an exciting culinary demonstration of how to incorporate these lessons into successful facility operations

Marketplace Meet Up

Closing General Session - A Leadership Showcase​​
Speaker​: Mitch Hagins, The Studer Group​ more information​ ...learn more​

Levering lessons from high performing organizations, hear about tools to drive alignment, accountability and action such that IOs will enjoy market advantages when compared to larger firms by standing out in people, service, quality, growth and finance. Learn how to take advantage of unique IO characteristics and how to leverage those to stand out amongst the competition.