Schedule Detail

View the agenda below for an overview of the daily activities.

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Monday, May 20, 2019
Pre-Conference Registration
Bonus Session: Social and Digital Communications Strategies for Enhancing Your Community’s Reputation, Cultivating Referrals and Maintaining Your Census

Conference attendees: Arrive early to take advantage of this FREE SESSION to earn additional credits.

This session will focus on promoting various strategies and tactics to assist providers seeking to enhance their community’s identity and reputation. Featured speakers will share key approaches to establishing a focused communications plan and marketing report card resulting in a strong support system that leads to referrals, retentions and placements. The discussion will also address how key members of your team ranging from administrators to the resident care team to the board of directors can contribute to meeting your organizational goals.

Joan Healey, Interim Administrator, FASNY Firemen's Home, Hudson, NY
Paul Larrabee, Executive Vice President/Managing Director, Corning Place Communications, Albany, NY

Full-day Pre-Conference Intensive: Shift Your Thinking to Solve Workforce Problems

Be THE place people want to work! Discover the secret to getting and keeping good people and what differentiates companies that invest in solving their staffing challenges from those who continue to spin their wheels. Shift your corporate mindset to thinking differently about investing in today’s employees and reducing the expensive churn of recruitment. Learn how to implement new methods of leading and retaining people to ensure you have the workforce you need.

For detailed information on this full-day program, click here.

Lunch & Dessert for Full-Day Pre-Conference Attendees
Half-day Pre-Conference Intensive: Leadership and Organizational Ethics

This highly interactive session will provide a discussion of ethical issues in leadership, business and management of the workplace. After defining basic concepts of leadership ethics and reviewing the most common sources of ethical confusion, the speaker will review strategies for creating an organizational environment of ethics. What is the source of ethical obligation within an organizational structure? How can leadership ethical issues be identified, analyzed and resolved? What is the definition of a hostile work environment from an ethical perspective? Case studies on the role of managers will be considered, including the supervisor-subordinate relationship, managing collegial relationships and the ethics of balancing tension between personal values and professional obligations, duties to employers vs. duties to customers and the public good, as well as confidentiality and whistle blowing.

Michael Gillette, Ph.D., President, Bioethical Services of Virginia, Lynchburg, VA

Half-day Pre-Conference Intensive by Invitation Only: Transitions in Leadership

Skillfully managing transitions and change is a hallmark of a successful leader. Change is inevitable in the long term care and aging services field, with workforce challenges requiring leaders to assemble and re-assemble new teams on a seemingly continual basis. At the same time, long term care and aging services are undergoing great changes that leaders must spearhead, adapt to and react to. Alumni of the LeadingAge and LeadingAge New York Leadership Academies are going through their own personal leadership journeys in this ever-changing environment. Through experiences familiar to all, this session will explore the issues of transitions and leadership, with a focus on participants’ unique leadership transitions and the triumphs and challenges along the way.

(This session is for graduates of the IGNITE Leadership Academy and the LeadingAge national Leadership Academy and has separate registration. Contact Diane Darbyshire at for more information. Funded by a grant from Aging in America.)

Wendy Green, Vice President of Leadership Development, LeadingAge, Washington, DC
Kelly Papa, Vice President - Strategy and Community Life, Duncaster, Bloomfield, CT

Two-Hour Pre-Conference Intensive: RAD for 202 PRACs – What Does It Mean for Your Properties?

Currently, owners with 202 PRAC-funded properties have no options for refinancing and recapitalizing their properties. To address this, HUD will be publishing new guidance in 2019 to allow PRAC owners to convert their PRAC to a more leverageable form of subsidy through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The presenters will address:
• the current funding problem for PRACs and the barriers that hinder their recapitalization efforts. Examples of actual PRACs, their capital needs issues and their inability to meet those needs will be covered.
• a description of the RAD program, how it is anticipated to help PRACs and its advantages for PRAC owners that convert through RAD. A walk-through of RAD tools and how they can be used by owners will be discussed.
• real case studies that show how the RAD program will change PRACs’ ability to leverage funding and how that funding can address capital needs.
• an overview of RAD issues for PRAC program guidance that would require advocating for new changes. The speakers will delineate those who might not benefit from the proposed program and what changes could be made to the program to address these issues.

Gates Dunaway, Principal, The Gates Dunaway Group, Avondale Estates, GA

Conference Registration
LeadingAge New York Block Party

Conference favorite! Annual reception for conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

LeadingAge New York Leadership Academy Mixer (by invitation only)
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Conference Registration
Continental Breakfast in the Exposition Hall

Meet with vendors who can bring improvements to your organization and save you money!

Conversation and Coffee in the Exposition Hall: Balancing Work & Life

This session will help participants focus on what is truly important in their work and family lives. Specific strategies will be presented to provide participants with a sense of control. The application of these principles will create balance and energy for a lifetime, whether you are providers of long term care or the vendors who furnish products and services to them.

John Pelizza, Ph.D., President, Pelizza & Associates, North Chatham, NY

Keynote Address: Happiness Is a Choice You Make

In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness and of the deterioration of body, mind and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise.

Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.

John Leland, Reporter, The New York Times, New York, NY

Exposition & Refreshment Break

Explore this vendor showcase of a wide range of products and services of interest to long term care and aging services providers. Don’t miss the John Leland book signing!

Concurrent Sessions
1) Building, Growing and Sustaining a Culture of Learning

In this session, attendees will discover how a leading organization infused a new model of learning into formal and informal training experiences for its staff. The discussion will explore the key components used to effectively build an engaged workforce that excels in clinical and person-centered care as well as ways to identify knowledge gaps for staff and build competency-based learning focused on quality care and services.

Kelly Papa, Vice President - Strategy and Community Life, Duncaster, Bloomfield, CT

2) Medicare Payment Reform: Final Countdown!

This is not an “Intro to” session. This discussion will provide final thoughts on, and insight into, where SNFs should be currently positioned in the transition process. Providers will gain depth and breadth of understanding on how to anticipate PDPM’s impact not only on SNF Medicare revenue, but also on how the system will resonate with local healthcare stakeholders obsessed with measuring “value.” The session materials will include guidelines for revised policies and explain the role of new members of the reimbursement management team. Ancillary contracting, technology applications, benchmarking strategies, compliance concerns and optimization strategies will also be discussed.

Sheryl Rosenfield, RN,C, Director of Clinical Operations, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC, Morganville, NJ
Marc Zimmet, MBA, President, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC, Morganville, NJ
Vincent Fedele, Partner & Director of Analytics, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC, Morganville, NJ
Michael Sciacca, COO, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC, Morganville, NJ

3) Value-Based Payment Models in Action

In this session, panelists will explore the landscape of VBP arrangements, including fee-for-service models, fully-capitated Medicare I-SNPs and MAP plans and partially-capitated Medicaid MLTC plans. They will share insights into building partnerships with acute care networks and other providers and the types of VBP contracting their organizations have undertaken. Panelists will discuss the challenges they have faced and the strategies they have utilized to achieve success as well as address questions such as: (1) Can stand-alone providers succeed in a VBP environment? (2) How can community services providers expand their role and revenues by addressing social determinants of health and providing supplemental Medicare Advantage benefits? and (3) Is VBP transferable to the commercial post-acute market? Both payer and provider points of view will be covered.

Debra Silverman, Esq, Partner/Director, Garfunkel Wild, PC, Great Neck, NY
Jeffrey Farber, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, The New Jewish Home, Manhattan, New York, NY
Shaun Ruskin, Chief Growth Officer, VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York, NY
Randi Roy, Chief Strategy Officer, VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York, NY

4) Selfhelp Active Services for Aging Model (SHASAM)

This presentation will provide an overview of the SHASAM for delivering services to low- and moderate-income older adults through affordable housing. Recent evaluations demonstrated that this model substantially impacts the social determinants of health of residents. It has also been successfully adapted to integrate formerly homeless seniors into affordable senior housing.

Mohini Mishra, Managing Director, Housing & NORCs, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., New York, NY
Virginia Yu, Assistant Director, Housing, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., New York, NY

5) Breaking Middle Ground

The changing consumer market is driving a new paradigm: housing and services affordable to moderate-income seniors. Join a panel of experts who will set the stage for this vast but underserved market, the demographic trends fueling it and development opportunities available to mission-driven sponsors. Explore national, state and local perspectives in design, construction and financing for hitting a moderate price point for middle-income seniors. Lessons learned on the journey through the middle market development process will be shared.

Sister Lauren Van Dermark, CSJ, Executive Team, Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Watervliet, NY
Chad Himel, Director, Ziegler, West Hartford, CT
David Danton, AIA, PP, Principal, KDA Architects, Voorhees, NJ
Paul Phillips, Senior Living Specialist, LECESSE Construction, West Henrietta, NY
Tye Campbell, PE, Principal and CEO, SFCS Architects, Roanoke, VA

6) Operational Strategies for Hospital Admission and Re-admission Reduction

This presentation will focus on factors that influence potentially avoidable hospital admissions and re-admissions. Operational strategies related to the following will also be explained:
• Advanced directives
• Medical model staffing
• Facility self-assessment
• Establishing metrics, benchmarks and objectives
• Telemedicine and telemedicine-based solutions
• ISNP and managed care contracting alternatives to Medicare/Medicaid
• VBP and the financial impact of hospitalization and re-admission metrics
• Creating and installing a “treat-in-place” culture
• Communicating and implementing the facility hospitalization philosophy with patients, families and staff

Michael Lewensohn, Director of Medical Reimbursement, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, Harrison, NY
Christopher McCarthy, MBA, CPA, Partner, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP, Harrison, NY

7) Navigating a New Workplace Culture and Other New York State Employment Updates

The first part of this session will cover the new legal requirements placed on employers and explain best practices in adopting and implementing an effective sexual harassment prevention policy and training program. The presentation will also highlight sexual harassment case studies to demonstrate how to successfully navigate employee concerns of sexual harassment in the workplace. The second half of the presentation will be an update on relevant New York State wage and hour issues including the increase in minimum wage, the overtime exemption threshold, an update on the litigation surrounding the rate of pay for 24-hour live-in employees and more.

Benjamin Wilkinson, Principal Attorney, Hinman Straub P.C., Albany, NY

8) LeadingAge New York Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
The Role of Leadership in the Future of Aging Services

(Follows LANY BOD Meeting.)

Stephen P. Fleming, NHA, MBA, President / Chief Executive Officer, The Well-Spring Group, Greensboro, NC and Chair, LeadingAge, Washington D.C.

Lunch in the Exposition Hall

Last chance to explore this year’s wide variety of products and services and meet with vendors who have the solutions to your concerns.

Raffle begins at 2:15 pm. You must be present to win.

Concurrent Sessions
1) What If…We Make Lemons into Lemonade?

PDPM: A World Where Nursing & Therapy Are the Unlikely Heroes

Such as with a collaborative partnership between nursing and therapy, unique interdisciplinary initiatives can ultimately drive PDPM success! This session will focus on “Complementary Clinical Programming” that can be implemented today to optimize care coordination, documentation and coding practices that will serve to best prepare your team for PDPM. This discussion promises to redefine what it means to succeed under PDPM and shine a new spotlight on what you should expect from your team in 2019 and beyond.

David Siegelman, Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Bronx, NY
Hilary Forman, Chief Clinical Strategies Officer, HealthPRO Heritage, Hunt Valley, MD

2) The Train Keeps Hurtling Down the Tracks: Trends Driving Change for Aging Services Leaders

For aging services organizations, the rate of change required to remain operationally relevant and fiscally stable seems to increase every day. From preparing for PDPM and operationalizing the mega-rule to shrinking market share and mounting risk for performance, leaders need to understand what’s next and what they can do about it. This session will offer an up-to-date overview of the current national landscape for aging services, trends that are likely to inform both operational and strategic thinking and how organizations can remain in front of the train of change that keeps on a-coming.

Andy Edeburn, MA, Principal, Premier Inc., Washington, DC

3) An Overview of the Requirements of Participation Phase 3

This presentation will examine what the interpretive guidelines for Phase 3 mean for your nursing home and what you need to do to be compliant. Attendees will take home practical strategies and tools to implement the Phase 3 requirements into their day-to-day operations and care delivery approaches.

Mary Wassel, LMSW, LNHA, Director, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

4) Re-framing Dementia: A Leadership Call to Action

This session will outline a distinctive new model for leadership development in the field of aging. This groundbreaking year-long pilot program, ‘LeaderShift,’ engaged 14 diverse leaders in aging services to challenge their belief systems about dementia and develop their capacity for thought leadership within the field of aging. This workshop session will make the case for an urgent shift in leadership focus from a programmatic approach to improving care to one which places personal agency and a disability framework at the forefront. Inspired by the global dementia advocacy movement, the presenters will seek to disrupt the expert paradigm, offering the opportunity for leaders to listen and learn from advocate leaders living with cognitive change to redesign environments, practices and the cultural shifts required to lead innovation in aging services.

Jenna Weiss, R-DMT, LNHA, Director of Learning, LiveWell, Plantsville, CT
Trish Bowen, JD, LMSW, NHA, Chief Operating Officer, Residential Services, LiveWell, Plantsville, CT

5) Successful Implementation of Telehealth Technology Across the Continuum of Care

The goal of Northwell Health’s telehealth program is to reduce emergency department visits, transfers to higher levels of care and readmission rates and expedite time to appropriate treatment. Early findings demonstrate the positive financial and quality impact of such a program. In addition, there is increased staff satisfaction due to the immediate access of a resident to a care provider. This presentation will highlight their successful implementation of telehealth technology in their SNF and home care agency as well as preliminary outcome measurements.

Gerard Kaiser, Executive Director, Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NY
Barbara Geraghty, RN, Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services, Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NY
Howard Guzik, Medical Director, Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NY
Iris Berman, RN, MSN, CCRN-k, VP, Telehealth Services, Northwell Health Telehealth Program, Syosset, NY
Saurabh Chandra, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Telehealth Services, Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NY

6) Need for Weed: Navigating Resident Medical Marijuana Usage in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

This session will discuss compliance guidelines on administering medical marijuana in your facility; types of conditions eligible for marijuana treatment, and the differences between THC and CBD; and legal risks and benefits of medicinal marijuana for residents. A case study from Hebrew Home will be included.

Ken Kern, Partner, Genser Cona Elder Law, Melville, NY
Dana Walsh Sivak, Senior Associate, Genser Cona Elder Law, Melville, NY
Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, FACP, Medical Director, Hebrew Home at Riverdale - RiverSpring Health, Bronx, NY
Moderator: Jennifer Cona, Managing Partner, Genser Cona Elder Law, Melville, NY

7) What Now? LIHTC Property Dispositions at Year 15

Upon reaching Year 15 of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Agreement, parties are faced with complex legal, business, and tax issues that must be addressed. The decisions made at Year 15 determine the future of status of the building – it could become affordable housing without recapitalization, affordable housing with a new source for subsidies, or the possibly repositioned as market rate housing. During this interactive session, an overview of the options available at Year 15 will be provided, followed by moderated questions, and a Q&A session with the audience.

Jim Bowman, Principal, Bowman Advisory, Columbus, Ohio; Former President and CEO, National Affordable Housing Trust, Columbus, Ohio
Mark Oswanski, Vie President, Hampden Park Capital and Consulting, Longmeadow, MA

8) To Infinity and Beyond: Boomers and Trends Shaping the Future

Is the senior living industry poised to respond to how the world is changing on a bigger scale through innovative technologies, medical advancements, new lifestyle pursuits, changing regulations, etc.? In this session, findings from a Perkins Eastman study will be shared, with a discussion centered on four potential “macro-shocks” to the industry that may come from the convergence of senior living and other industries: Tech-Age, Aging in Community, Third Act and Paradigm Shifts.

Richard Rosen, AIA LEED A, Principal, Perkins Eastman Architects PC, New York, NY
Jennifer Sodo, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Perkins Eastman Architects PC, New York, NY

LeadingAge Town Hall Conversation

This moderated discussion involving the LeadingAge New York Board of Directors, members and staff will identify the most pressing concerns and emerging issues facing long term care and services providers. Results of the Conversation will be shared with LeadingAge and will be used to set public priorities to better represent your interests and the interests of older adults in Washington, DC.

All LeadingAge New York members are urged to attend and to share their thoughts. Beverages will be served.

Networking Reception

New This Year!
End your Tuesday enjoying a refreshing beverage in the company of your fellow conference attendees.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Session 1) Who are you BECOMING as a Leader?

(Breakfast will be served)
A year from today, will you be a better leader? A more creative leader? The answer affects every aspect of our lives. As innovation and creativity are necessary to thrive in business, this program will share with you the pillars and strategies on which to build the simplest, creative and most effective leadership development plan for yourself, your organization and your team.

Jonathan Fanning, Author, President, Jonathan Fanning Consulting, New York, NY

Breakfast Session 2) Payment Reform, the New Playbook: Success Through Quality and Value-Based Programs

(Breakfast will be served)
With the implementation of PDPM, a new action plan is required to measure Quality and Value-Based Programs. Success is achievable when you incorporate effective strategies into your playbook that will lead interdisciplinary teams through a seamless transition. This session will emphasize the core elements of both the VBP and the QRP effects in reviewing quality measures, their impact on clinical programming, care redesign and quality outcomes, as well as the marketing efforts that are essential for success.

Matthew Nash, PT, Vice President of Strategic Development, Preferred Therapy Solutions, Wethersfield, CT

LeadingAge New York Annual Meeting

All members are requested to attend the association’s annual business meeting. It is an essential function of association governance, and as a member you play an important role. Members will receive information on the financial condition of the association, elect Board members and Officers and vote on key governance changes.

LeadingAge New York Leadership Academy Graduation

Recognize the current class of the LeadingAge New York IGNITE Leadership Academy. Graduates have completed a rigorous year consisting of four residency-based sessions enhanced with interactive online collaboration. IGNITE is purposefully designed to create transformational aging services leaders who are authentic, visionary, collaborative, innovative and highly engaged.

Plenary Session: LeadingAge: Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

Chair of LeadingAge Stephen Fleming will dive into the unique responsibilities of not-for-profit leaders. This can’t-miss plenary session will inspire you to work to further your mission and embolden you to better serve an ever more diverse and evolving population of older adults.

Stephen P. Fleming, NHA, MBA, President / Chief Executive Officer, The Well-Spring Group, Greensboro, NC and Chair, LeadingAge, Washington D.C.

Concurrent Sessions
1) Medicare’s Continued Push Towards Value-Based Transformation: What It Means for LTPAC Providers

Medicare is continuing to implement significant changes to payment systems designed to improve quality and lower costs, the essence of value-based transformation. These changes, which include ACO reforms and new opportunities for bundling, are moving health systems and physician groups steadily towards increased assumption of risk, which can directly impact LTPAC providers. At the same time, LTPAC providers are also experiencing changes due to the IMPACT Act, Value-Based Purchasing and new payment models such as PDPM and PDGM, creating an environment where the only constant is change! In this session, you will hear about recent policy and payment system changes, why it is not safe to ignore these trends and how these new payment models provide opportunities for LTPAC providers to succeed in a value-based world.

Brian Ellsworth, MA, Vice President of Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Health Dimensions Group, Hopkins, MN

2) LeadingAge New York Reimbursement Update

This briefing will provide timely, indispensable information on the current reimbursement issues affecting long term care providers.

Darius Kirstein, Director of Financial Policy and Analysis, LeadingAge New York, Latham, NY

3) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 101

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program has recently been the largest driver of affordable housing development, including housing for low-income seniors. This session will review the basics of the program to give you a better understanding of how these tax credits may be used in your next development project.

Mark Oswanski, Vice President, Hampden Park Capital & Consulting, LLC, Longmeadow, MA
Naren Dhamodharan, President, Hampden Park Capital & Consulting, LLC, Longmeadow, MA

4) DOH Home and Community-Based Services Update

Participants will hear directly from Department of Health leadership on key issues relating to home and community-based services. A question and answer period will be included.

Margaret Willard, Interim Director, Division of Home and Community Based Services, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

5) Phase III QAPI Requirements: A Data-Informed Approach to Quality

On November 28, 2019, Phase III of the new skilled nursing facility survey process will commence. CMS Health Inspectors will expect to see in your facility a fully functional QAPI program, which requires data at every stage of the process, from selecting a project to sustaining improvements. LeadingAge NY offers a suite of easy-to-use tools that provide facilities with the data their QAPI programs need, including identifying an opportunity, measuring success and monitoring improvements.

Susan Chenail, RN, CCM, RAC-CT, Senior Quality Improvement Analyst, LeadingAge New York Technology Solutions, Latham, NY

6) When Your Story Meets Their Story: A Powerful Collaboration

The senior living competitive landscape continues to become more saturated, and organizations are all targeting the same prospects with similar marketing messages and media tactics. With everyone claiming to offer the same services and benefits, the messages become white noise. The combination of an apathetic marketplace, evolving consumer preferences and misconceptions about services and costs can result in lackluster results to your marketing campaign. In this session, the speaker will discuss how to stand out from the crowd, align your offering with the marketplace and connect with consumers in a meaningful way for greater success.

Jackie Stone, VP Sales Consulting, Varsity, Wormleysburg, PA

7) Mean Girls….in Senior Living

Conflict between residents can quickly pull you away from your other responsibilities when it isn’t managed well. When people live together in close quarters, they are bound to have disagreements. Such discord can be compounded by cognitive impairment, sight or hearing loss, depression and anxiety. This session will equip you with practical tools to provide your staff to manage resident-to-resident conflict, with consideration to a frail population.

Mary Wassel, LMSW, LNHA, Director, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

8) Does Affordable Assisted Living Exist?

In New York, people with resources who need assisted living have choices. But what about people who have limited resources? While the State is finally looking to expand the Medicaid Assisted Living Program, there are few choices for people who are low-income—and the middle market has virtually no options. This session will provide a scan of what is happening across the country in assisted living for the middle- and low-income market. We will see if affordable assisted living really does exist—and if so, how it could happen in New York.

Andy Edeburn, MA, Principal, Premier Inc., Washington, DC

LeadingAge New York Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by COOL SeniorCARE Insurance Program.

Concurrent Sessions
1) New York Legislative and Budget Update

Join LeadingAge New York staff as they discuss pressing legislative and budget issues facing members.

Ami Schnauber, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy, LeadingAge New York, Latham, NY
Dan Heim, Executive Vice President, LeadingAge New York, Latham, NY

2) Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Managed Care Partnerships with Senior Services Providers

Join representatives from the New York State Department of Health, a provider-based managed care plan, a senior services provider and a national LeadingAge expert in a discussion about the ways Medicare Advantage and MLTC plans and senior services providers can work together to address social determinants of health, such as housing, environmental hazards, nutrition, financial exploitation and social isolation.

Elizabeth Misa, Deputy Medicaid Director, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY
Nicole Fallon, Vice President of Health Policy & Integrated Services, LeadingAge, Washington, DC
Mary Ellen Connington, Executive Vice President, VillageCareMAX, New York, NY
Andrea Zaldiver, Director of Population Health, VillageCareMAX, New York, NY
Ann Marie Cook, President/CEO, Lifespan, Rochester, NY

3) Thriving in a Highly Competitive Environment: A Primer to Beating For-Profits at Their Game

Note: This program is only one hour in length from 2:00PM-3:00PM

This session will highlight the highly competitive market environment and help contrast the thinking/approach of for-profits vs. non-profits. Focusing on the differences in governance, mission and entrepreneurial skill sets between non-profits and for-profits will aid providers in understanding potential shifts that should occur within organizations to remain competitive in local marketplaces. The speakers will review case studies to illustrate ways in which for-profits have entered and been successful in obtaining significant market share.

Evan Marleaux, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Sean Morrison, Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Quincy, MA

4) Leveraging the Power of Partnerships: Today’s “Virtual Reality” is a New Kind of Care Continuum

Partnerships with your upstream and downstream care providers have never been more important…or as easy. Why shouldn’t we all hold one another accountable to facilitate efficient, high-quality care transitions in support of driving performance measures and patient outcomes? There is a role in this for all providers throughout the continuum, as changes in Medicare reimbursement are creating new opportunities, even for non-Medicare providers. In this session, presenter(s) will share strategies and case studies that highlight how your peers from assisted/independent living, skilled nursing and home health were able to leverage these trends -- and fortify their future -- by shaping a regional ‘virtual’ care continuum of their own.

Hilary Forman, Chief Clinical Strategies Officer, HealthPRO Heritage, Hunt Valley, MD

5) Affordable Housing-Strategic Community-Based Partnerships - SESSION CANCELED
6) Becoming Data-Driven: Enhanced Analytics at VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

This session will examine upgrades to the data analytics program at VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (VCRN), a 105-bed post-acute nursing center in Manhattan's West Village. Presenters will discuss the dashboards created to better manage admissions and discharges, key partnerships, quality outcomes and other key performance indicators. Culture change and transformation as well as the nuts and bolts of operationalizing enhanced analytics programs will also be discussed.

Randi Roy, Chief Strategy Officer, VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York, NY
Eric Rochman, Director of Strategic and Performance Excellence, Strategy and Innovation, VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New York, NY

7) DOH ACF/Assisted Living Update

This session will provide an update on the positive, proactive activities that are underway for ACF and assisted living providers and the people they serve. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by a Department of Health representative.

Heidi Hayes, Acting Director, Division of Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Surveillance, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

8) Building a Post-Acute Care Continuum with Hospital Partners and Key Stakeholders

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, The New Jewish Home (TNJH) identified the need to strategically broaden its business development efforts. This included exploring opportunities with acute care partner hospitals to develop collaborative programs that span inpatient post-acute as well as home- and community-based programs. TNJH has subsequently developed jointly operated post-acute units with partner hospitals. This session will describe how these partnerships were conceived and operationalized, including the development of shared clinical pathways, joint clinical teams and management of data and outcomes.

Marie Rosenthal, RN, DNP, LNHA, Administrator, The New Jewish Home, Manhattan, New York, NY

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