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Day One

Day 1 – Wednesday, November 15th

8:30a.m. – 9:30 Registration (Lobby) and Breakfast (Salons II & III)
9:30a.m. – 10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks (Salon I)  
Ron Barth, President & CEO, LeadingAge PA

10:00a.m. – 11:30 General Session (Salon I):

Positioning for and Structuring of Strategic Healthcare Relationships

Kimber Latsha, Attorney/Managing Shareholder, Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C.

Peter Wilson, Senior Attorney, Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C.

  • Examine the framework for restructuring a continuing care organization can utilize in order to take advantage of opportunities for strategic relationships with third parties.
  • Detail a greater understanding of the broad legal and practical issues, as well as the processes that are involved in implementing a strategic relationship.
  • Describe and develop a practical awareness of the common pitfalls in effectuating both a corporate restructuring and a new strategic relationship.
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch with LeadingAge PA Partners and Business Members (Salons II & III)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 (Salon I):

Strategies for Navigating the Challenging Skilled Nursing Landscape

James Bodine, Executive Vice President, HJ Sims & Co., Inc.

Mark Ross, Partner & National Firm Leader - Healthcare Practice, Baker Tilly

Lisa Fichera, Executive Vice President & COO, Phoebe Ministries

Robert Richards, Chief Financial Officer, Phoebe Ministries

  • Examine an overview of the current healthcare and skilled nursing landscape, including the impact of Federal Healthcare Reform and potential modifications along with current framework for initial implementation of Community Health Choices in Pennsylvania and how this impacts the provision of skilled nursing services.
  • Identify the various challenges that providers face in the near-term and longer-term in addressing these challenges, discussing various paths that can be taken in the continued provision of care and services, including right-sizing bed count and mix, facility repositioning, staffing reconfiguration and expense management, among others, along with criteria for evaluation and strategies for pursuing the desired course(s) of action.
  • Analyze the present data on operating and financial performance metrics along with approaches to accessing capital and/or other resources to implement the desired skilled nursing and broader healthcare operating strategy.

Breakout 2 (Deike Auditorium):

The Facility Assessment F 838-Understanding the Scope and Implications

Denise McQuown-Hatter, President & CEO, Affinity Health Services, Inc.

Dana Heitzenrater, Clinical Consultant, Affinity Health Services, Inc.

  • Explain the regulatory requirement of Phase II Requirements of Participation, F 838 related to the Facility Assessment.
  • Explore the regulatory implications associated with the Facility Assessment.
  • Identify the fiscal implications on facility operations as a result of the requirements of the Facility Assessment.
1:30pm – 1:45pm Break

1:45pm – 2:45pm Breakout Sessions 

Breakout 1 (Salon I):

Community HealthChoices Update

Anne Henry, Sr. VP & Chief Government Affairs Officer, LeadingAge PA

  • Discuss the current status and the future roll-out of the CHC Program throughout PA.
  • Explain various business implications of the CHC program on providers including enrollment of their residents in the program.
  • Evaluate the status of readiness review of the CHC program and what providers need to do in preparation for implementation.

Breakout 2 (Deike Auditorium):

Cost Control via Coordinated Risk and Population Health Management Efforts

Booker Moore, CEO, L.R. Webber Associates, Inc.

Vladimir Chemadurov, CEO/Principal, Risk Services-Leavitt Insurance Agency

  • Review the medical, disability and workers’ compensation claims in your organizations, how they are related and how to use this information to manage your population health costs.
  • Examine various funding arrangements and the contractual language that will allow for best results in your organization.
  • Explain how to identify and then how to use the best tactics necessary to control the most expensive types of claims in Workers Compensation, Professional Liability and Property Insurance.
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 (Salon I):

Demonstrate Your Knowledge and Strengths through Data Analytics

James Spencer, Manager, RKL, LLP

Stephanie Kessler, Partner, RKL, LLP

  • Examine how the data are changing the health care industry and, more specifically, its impact on skilled nursing facilities.
  • Describe the various data sources available to the public and what the data demonstrates.
  • Explain how to utilize data analysis to improve negotiations with preferred provider networks and improve chances for the participation in alternative payment models.


Breakout 2 (Deike Auditorium):

Repositioning of an Older Community Leveraging Strategic Partnerships

Melissa Hadley, Vice President of Operations, Asbury Communities Inc.

Brian Grundusky, Executive Director, Bethany Village, Asbury

Eric Krull, Executive Vice President, THW Design

Matthew Reddington, District Manager, Sodexo

Kevin Snoke, President & Chief Operating Officer, Wagman Construction

  • Assess the strength and the importance of collaboration during community repositioning.
  • Examine the ten steps of an interactive planning process that includes internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the positive financial impact of engaging residents in community repositioning.

4:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. LeadingAge PA Reception (Historic Acres, 3425 Old Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022)

  • If you are not attending the conference, but would like to attend the networking reception, tickets are available for $25.00 per person by registering for this event only.  If assistance is needed, please contact Mark Borger, Director of Education at mborger@leadingagepa.org.


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