2023 Fall Conference

2023 Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting


Pre-Conference Registration has CLOSED.

Onsite Registration is available beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17.


Agenda is available HERE.


  Fall Conference Agenda


  Tuesday, October 17

  8:00 a.m.

  Check-In / Registration

  10:00–11:00 a.m.

  Breakout Session

  • QAPI Basics
  • Transitions of Care: Strategies for Successful Outcomes
  • Dietary and Menu Planning in Assisted Living
  10:00–11:15 a.m.

  AHCA Board of Directors Meeting – Open to AHCA Members Only

  11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  State Queen Pageant Luncheon

  1:00–2:00 p.m.

  General Session

  • Provider Update from the Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance (DPSQA)
  2:15–3:15 p.m.

  Annual Business Meeting & Association Member Update – Open to AHCA Members Only

  3:30–5:00 p.m.

  Keynote Presentation

  • The 11 Things You Can Control Every Day of Your Life presented by Cat Selman
  8:00–11:00 p.m.

  Evening Event at Cache Restaurant – Open to Conference Attendees Only, Shuttle Available from Little Rock Marriott


  Wednesday, October 18

  8:00 a.m.

  Check-In/Registration & Breakfast

  8:30–10:00 a.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • Training Requirements: What Will Surveyors Look For?
  • Staff Stability in 2023: Recruiting & Retaining Great Staff
  • Wound Care Documentation: Quality Measures, Star Ratings, and Med-Legal (Part 1) 
  10:15–11:15 a.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • Requirements of Participation and Regulatory Update
  • Assisted Living Update from DPSQA
  • ICD-10-CM Updates for FY2024 including changes to the CMS PDPM Mapping File
  • Wound Care Documentation (Part 2)
  11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


  12:30–1:30 p.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Changes Due to MDS Changes of 10/1/2023
  • Coaching Staff for Increased Performance
  • Education and Staff Competency in Assisted Living
  • Use of MA-Cs in Skilled Nursing Facilities
  1:45–2:45 p.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • COVID-19: Unwinding the PHE
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • What Does F-Tag 686 Really Mean and How are You and Your Patients Affected?
  3:00–4:00 p.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • Resident Interviews Updated 10/1/2023 and Impact on Payment
  • Antipsychotics: Strategies for Determining Effectiveness in Addressing Behavior in the Elderly
  • Project Firstline
  4:15–5:15 p.m.

  Breakout Sessions

  • Social Services and the Revised MDS 3.0
  • Not as Bad as You Think It Is: Helpful Tips and Tricks for Successfully Reporting in NHSN
  • Strategies in Caring for People Living with Dementia

  CEUs available for Licensed Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Assisted Living Administrators. 

  PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to be more sustainable, we will NOT provide printed handouts in-person at the conference. Registrants will receive a link to download handouts prior to the conference and are encouraged to access handouts digitally. Wifi will be provided at the conference.