Oct 07, 2018 07:00am -
Oct 09, 2018 05:00pm
San Diego, CA

Event Description

Pre-registration has now ended.
On-site registration opens Sunday, October 7, at 7:00am 
at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo West Foyer.

Join us in thanking the sponsors of the NASL 29th Annual Meeting.

Session details will be added as they are confirmed; please check back often.

Sunday, October 7


NASL Registration Open

7:30am – 12:30pm

NASL/AHCA Fifth Annual Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium
This is a separate ticketed event.

Rapidly shrinking fee-for-service payment models, and an increasing emphasis on achieving quality outcomes with all payers means that SNFs should re-think how therapy professionals can contribute to overall SNF operations and quality achievement. Back for a fifth year, NASL and AHCA bring you this important half-day session featuring the most current information on evaluating benchmarking data and change care processes to improve outcomes for residents with the most complex and costly conditions. This targeted event will include SNF operators and therapy professionals sharing their experience in leveraging therapy staff to achieve successful interdisciplinary outcomes for short- and long-stay residents on high-impact quality metrics. 

This is a separate, ticketed event.  Add-on fee with your NASL Annual Meeting registration is $125.  Registration for this event only is $299 and available here.

Click here for Symposium Agenda.

Approval for 4.50 CEUs has been requested.

12:30 – 1:30pm

NASL Welcome to Cali Luncheon

1:30 – 3:30pm

RUG-IV to PDPM - Policy, IT & Therapy Impact

An educational presentation by therapy and health IT experts who have studied the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) proposed by CMS, including patient and provider concerns and key aspects of the model:

  • Implications and considerations:  Quality, Clinical, Financial, Policy, IT and therapy impact and planning
  • Operational issues around move from RUG-IV to PDPM - changes to therapy, timelines for IT


  • Shawn Halcsik, DPT, MEd, RAC-CT, CPC, CHC, Corporate Compliance Officer, Encore Rehabilitation
  • John Harned, CPA
    BKD CPAs & Advisors
  • Judi Kulus, RN
    American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC)
  • Jane Moffett, RN
  • Hannah Patterson
    Netsmart Technologies
  • Marc Zimmet
    Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC 


3:30 - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00 - 4:45pm

PDPM:  Town Hall Meeting for Member Discussion and Dialogue

Continue the discussion and get answers to your questions at this Town Hall Meeting on the Patient Driven Payment Model.


4:45 – 6:00pm

Contracting in a Non-Minute World

Josh Pickus, Optima HCS
Brian Hickman, Partner, BKD, LLP
Andy Page, CPA, Partner, DHG Healthcare 
Glenn Hendrix, Esq., Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP


NASL Opening Night Reception

Monday, October 8


NASL Registration Open

7:00 – 8:30am

NASL Breakfast


NASL Annual Business Meeting

9:00 – 11:30am

NASL Medical Services Committee Meeting

PDPM Open Discussion
Moderator:  Michael Barnett, NASL

Cognitive Based Care: IMPACT of Outcomes, PDPM, and EBP
Renee Kinder M.S. CCC-SLP RAC-CT, Director of Clinical Education, Encore Rehabilitation


9:30 – 11:30am

AHCA Opening General Session and Keynote

11:30am – 3:00pm

AHCA Expo Hall Open
Expo Hall admission may be purchased at the time of your NASL registration for a fee of $65 per day.

3:00 – 5:00pm 

NASL IT Committee Meeting

5:00 – 6:00pm

MACRA, MIPS, APMs & Possible Alignment with SNF QRP: Can physicians & facilities report the same measures?

 A practical look at the post-acute/long term care physician's experience with quality reporting as MIPS and APMs take effect. How does LTPAC fit into MIPS and APMs or not? What are the challenges for physicians who bill Part B for their nursing facility patients. Can physicians and facilities report using the same measures?  Learn more about CMS' Quality Payment Program and quality reporting for clinicians in LTPAC settings - before physical and occupational therapy providers become MIPS-eligible clinicians.


Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA, CHP
Senior Informatics Research Scientist
RTI International

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM
President and CEO
Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR, SC)

Tuesday, October 9


NASL Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00am

NASL Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00am

Risk Assessments in Social Media Activity, Telehealth and Other Hot Topics in Compliance


Nancy Beckley, President
Nancy Beckley & Associates, LLC

9:00 – 10:30am

Policy Update

The latest from Capitol Hill and CMS, including an up-to-the-minute report on the mid-term elections.


  • Michaela Sims, Esq.
    President, Sims Strategies and NASL Policy Counsel
  • Cynthia K. Morton, MPA
    Executive Vice President, NASL

11:00am – 2:00pm

AHCA Expo Hall Open
Expo Hall admission may be purchased at the time of your NASL registration for a fee of $65 per day.

2:30 – 5:00PM

NASL Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 10

8:30 – 10:30am

AHCA Closing General Session and Keynote

Cancelation Policy:

  • Cancelations received on or before October 1, 2018 will receive a credit toward a future meeting for the paid registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Credit issued for a canceled registration must be used within one year, and will be forfeited if not used within that time. 
  • Credits are transferrable to another employee of the NASL member company.
  • Credit will not be issued for cancelations received after October 1, 2018.


Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Meeting
Early registration ends on Jun 21, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Jun 22, 2018 and ends on Oct 06, 2018.
Late registration starts on Oct 07, 2018.
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 NASL 29th Annual Meeting Registration + 3% credit card processing fee
Member Fee: $643.75$643.75$746.75
Non-Member Fee: $1287.50$1287.50$1390.50