Oct 13, 2019 07:00am -
Oct 15, 2019 05:00pm
Orlando, FL

Event Type: Conference
Category: Annual Meeting

Registration Instructions




NASL 30th Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida
October 13-15, 2019


Sunday, October 13

7:00am – 6:00pm

NASL Registration


8:00am – 12:15pm

6th Annual NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Symposium -

Imagineering SNF Rehab Under PDPM


This four-hour program will include presentations and panel discussions by representatives of the interdisciplinary professions that have been actively Imagineering changes in SNF rehabilitation operations and clinical practice during preparations for the recent implementation of the PDPM payment model. The presenters will share their experiences, lessons-learned, and recommendations for best practices based on these efforts.

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sponsor networking with Coffee

8:00 AM -10:00 AM
Session 1: How Much is the Right Amount of Therapy?

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Sponsor Networking Break

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Session 2: Managing Compliance Risk under PDPM

This is a separate tickteted event, the fee for which is $125 with your NASL Annual Meeting registration or $299 for the Rehabilitation Symposium only.  Register for the 6th Annual NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Symposium ONLY here.




12:00 – 1:00pm

NASL Welcome to Orlando Social


1:00 – 2:15pm

Managed Care's Institutional – Special Needs Plans: What are they and what problem are they trying to solve?

Medicare managed care rules allow nursing facility patients to be covered by I-SNPs. Understand the proliferation of I-SNPs, the nursing facility patients toward whom they are targeted, and their impact and coordination with rehab therapy.


René Lerer, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Longevity Health Plan


2:30 – 4:00pm

Information Technology Executive Panel


The IT Executive Panel will delve into key topics holding back and expediting electronic exchange of health information in various LTPAC settings. Discuss how new government policies help and hinder interoperability.

Facilitated by Jim Berklan, Executive Editor, McKnight’s Long Term Care News


  • Tom Fahey, President, HCS (invited)
  • Therasa Bell, President & CTO, Kno2 (invited) 
  • Brian Peters, COO, MatrixCare
  • Dennis Jakubowicz, Vice President, Senior Living, Netsmart
  • Russ DePriest, SVP & General Manager, SNF Markets, PointClickCare
  • ​Corey Pauley, Director of Engineering & Product, SimpleLTC, a Briggs Healthcare Company


4:30 – 6:00pm

NASL Peer Panel – Implementation of PDPM


Therapy companies of various sizes and regions of the country will discuss the ramp up to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), their customers’ response to PDPM and how that impacts contracts.  Discussion of early experiences with PDPM, two weeks after implementation.

Facilitated by Liz Barlow, 
Senior Director of Quality, Kindred Rehab Services


  • Dipika Amin, Innovative Healthcare Partners
  • Sheila Baehm, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Life Care Centers of America
  • Lisa Chambers, Chief Quality and Operations Officer, Blue Sky Therapy
  • Tracy Fritts, Vice President of Quality and Outcomes, Consonus Health
  • Renee Kinder, Vice President of Clinical Services, Encore Rehabilitation Services
  • Martha Shaker, President, Concept Rehab

6:30 – 8:00pm

NASL 30th Anniversary Reception


Monday, October 14, 2019

7:00am – 5:30pm

NASL Registration


7:00 – 8:00am

NASL President’s Breakfast and Annual Business Meeting

  • NASL Board Election Results
  • NASL Member of the Year Award
  • Introduction of NASL Emerging Leaders


8:00 – 10:30am

NASL Medical Services Committee Meeting


  • Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Open Discussion
  • Discussion of Medical Services Committee Priorities for 2020
  • Legislative and Regulatory Roundup​



10:30 – 11:30am

NASL Legislative & Regulatory Update


Developments and intel from Capitol Hill and CMS impacting LTPAC providers, including the latest on the 2020 election.


Cynthia Morton, MPA
Executive Vice President, NASL


Michaela Sims, Esq.
President, Sims Strategies & NASL Policy Counsel


11:30am – 3:00pm
Expo Hall


This is a separate ticketed event. Tickets may be purchased during the NASL Annual Meeting registration process, or on-site at AHCA Registration in the Orlando Convention Center.


Visit NASL in Booth #1723.


3:00 – 3:30pm

It's Geek to Me! Translating Health IT For Clinicians

We'll cover what clinicians need to know to “speak Geek.” Later, we will discuss defining a use case – where the clinical meets the technical – and clinicians’ experience with defining Functional & Cognitive Status for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources).

Doc DeVore
Director, Enterprise Interoperability, MatrixCare

​Carrie O’Connell, RN 
Executive Vice President of Clinical Informatics, Health Care Software (HCS)


3:30 – 5:00pm

NASL IT Committee Meeting


  • PDPM Sharing - Ongoing IT Issues
  • State of the State on IT and Interoperability
  • What's ahead for PDGM, e-prescribing, interoperability and more in 2020?



5:00 – 6:15pm

Role of Institutional Care in Medicare Advantage


Hear from the largest managed care Medicare Advantage plan discuss how they work with institutional care providers.  Understand what Medicare Advantage plans are looking for in their SNF and rehab partners.  Learn about the plan’s ability to implement supplemental benefits for chronically ill enrollees.


Diane Bednar Flynn
VP Institutional Business, Optum Complex Care Management



6:30 – 8:00pm
NASL Board of Directors Meeting


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:00 – 11:00am

NASL Registration


7:00 – 8:00am

NASL Attendee Breakfast


8:00 – 9:15am

Role of the Medical Director vs. the Attending Physician in PDPM

Discuss the role of the medical director vs. the attending physician and walk through who can bill for what (i.e., Chronic Care Management codes).  Discuss the physician’s role under PDPM.  An update on clinical requirements under MACRA and MIPS.


Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC
Director, Public Policy, AMDA -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine


9:15 – 10:30am

Health Policy Trends for Connect Care Services; The Rise of Remote Patient Monitoring in LTPAC 

Care coordination using the latest technology, including CMS allowing CPT codes for remote physiologic monitoring, and the latest telehealth updates.


Rich Brennan
Innovate Health, LLC


10:30am – 12:00pm

NASL Diagnostic Testing Committee Meeting


10:30am – 1:30pm

Expo Hall


This is a separate ticketed event.  Tickets may be purchased during the NASL Annual Meeting registration process, or on-site at AHCA Registration in the Orlando Convention Center.


Visit NASL in Booth #1723.


FAQs about the NASL 30th Annual Meeting

Early registration ends on 6/27/2019.
Regular registration starts on 6/28/2019 and ends on 10/13/2019.
Late registration starts on 10/13/2019.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 NASL 30th 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