Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME 04101

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Alexys Gonelli
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New England Alliance
Phone: (508) 829-1102
Email: agonelli@oriolhealthcare.com
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The New England Alliance

In Conjunction with District One
 of American College of Health Care Administrators

  Fall Regional Conference 

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa 

Wednesday, September 21 – Friday, September 23, 2022

9 CEUs for Administrators!

ATTENTION ADMINISTRATORS - Please provide your active NAB ID/CE Registry number on your registration form to receive CEUs. 

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

For directions and to make room reservations, call the hotel directly at 1-800-727-3436 and identify yourself as part of the New England Alliance group to secure a room PRIOR to conference registration. Rooms are $279.00 (single/double) per night plus taxes. This rate is for NE Alliance contracted nights only. Public parking is close by and within walking distance from the hotel. Day parking is $5.00 and overnight parking is $25.00. Please be mindful of the MONDAY, AUGUST 29th, 2022 room reservation cut-off date. All dinner reservations are strongly recommended at the hotel and surrounding restaurants. For further resort information, visit the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa website at https://www.theregency.com. 

Check-in: Wednesday, 09/21/2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: Friday, 09/23/2022 @ 12:00 p.m. 






  • Acute Care Gases 
  • Geriatric Medical
  • IntelyCare
  • Neurocrine Biosciences 
  • Preferred Therapy Solutions
  • USI Insurance Services 
  • Vantage Health Care


Conference Agenda

Wednesday Evening

(Hotel Check-in 3:00 PM)

Informal Gathering in the Tavern


Armory Lounge



All following functions to be held in the Atlantic Room/General Session Area  


Thursday 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Seminar 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM






Seminar: “Navigating Claim Appeals with MA” The last thing a provider wants to experience is having to pay back monies for care provided by their hard-working professionals. CMS contractors and Managed care payors have begun to open up the web of PDPM claims. SNF providers are becoming proficient in understanding this updated system and simultaneously expected to assemble documentation/defend the billing of PDPM claims. As teams are communicating on diagnosis and care delivery for MDS coding, we need to consider if the medical record is fully supportive of the billed level of care. The speaker will address the dissection of the HIPPS codes for responding to contractor HELP letters and denials including nursing classifications, NTA services as well as Functional Assessment reporting. Project management along with coding and clinical opportunities will be discussed.

Speaker: Elisa Bovee, MS OTR/L HealthPRO Heritage VP of Clinical Strategies has worked in the health care environment for 25+ years. Implementing Census + Network development advancements, PDPM methodologies, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for Chase Consulting.

3.0 CEUs 

Thursday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Buffet Luncheon

Seminar 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Seminar: "Today’s Capital Markets: Inflation, Financing Options, and Valuation Trends" Although the Capital Markets are always fluid and dynamic, we are in a particularly unique period as the Federal Reserve has embarked on its most aggressive rate tightening cycle in decades to combat the highest inflation the Unites States has faced since the early 1980’s.  This seminar will explore the fiscal and monetary decisions that spurred inflation, how this is impacting financing options for refinancing/construction/acquisitions, and the effect on seniors housing and skilled nursing valuations.

Speakers: Aaron Becker, Senior Managing Director & Head of Seniors Housing & Healthcare Production at Lument, leading the firm’s national efforts in providing capital funding for the senior living and healthcare sectors. Michael Blackwell, associate director in seniors housing and healthcare production at Lument. He is responsible for the New England market, as well as the state of Oregon, attracting new clients/business and nurturing existing client relationships. 

1.5 CEUs

Seminar 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Seminar: Utilizing Software to Enhance Nursing Home Operations” This program will illustrate how modern software applications and digital platforms can enhance operational efficiencies in managing nursing homes and other senior living organizations. We will present several examples of state-of-the-art digital software programs that provide all the resources needed to manage the day-to-day operations – clinical, operational, and financial of nursing homes. Everything from finding a template for DPH survey deficiency plan of correction, to a maintenance work order to fix a broken light is catalogued in one easy application for use by the Administrator, DON or other executive with just a click of your mouse. These applications include a feedback loop for delegation of tasks that tie into email to ensure follow through for monitoring compliance in real time.

SpeakerRobert Eisenstein, Founding Partner of EF & Associates has spent his adult life caring for the physical and mental wellbeing of others. In addition to being a LNHA, Bob earned two Masters’ degrees in Social Work and in Public Health from Columbia University and has been a LICSW in MA since 1995. Patrick Flaherty, Founding Partner of EF & Associates started a home health care business that has grown to 150 caregivers who’ve helped hundreds of individuals and their families during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. Bob, Patrick, & Matt Muratore, launched Eisenstein Flaherty & Associates with the goal of helping senior care facilities deliver better care to as many residents as possible.

1.5 CEUs

Thursday 4:15 PM

The New England Alliance-District One of ACHCA Meeting

Thursday 5:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Friday 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Seminar 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Seminar: "Launch pad, or burning platform? The future of congregate long-term care" The tragic level of illness and death in congregate long-term care, especially nursing homes, highlighted the structural flaws in the US, and elsewhere. As intense pressure for change builds from the public and regulators, what are the likely outcomes in the infrastructure, staffing, regulatory and financial domains? This program looks at both the demand and supply-side of the congregate long-term care equation, and suggestively addresses the demographic, cultural and economic realities.

Speaker: Irving Stackpole, President of Stackpole & Associates has held leadership positions in clinical and executive roles for globally recognized organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital and Tenet Healthcare, as well as consulting positions with hundreds of clients on five continents.

3.0 CEUs

Conference adjourns at noon

(Hotel Checkout - 12:00 PM)

Thank you for your support!

Future Conference Dates 


Winter Conference & Annual Meeting at Woodstock Inn & Resort

Jan. 11 – 13


Spring Regional Conference at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

May 24 – 26


Fall Regional Conference at Portland Regency Hotel

Sept. – TBA


Winter Conference & Annual Meeting at Woodstock Inn & Resort

Jan. 10 – 12


Spring Regional Conference at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

May 22 – 24


Fall Regional Conference at Portland Regency Hotel

Sept. – TBA