Post-Acute Expert DeJong to Speak at Annual Conference
Annual Meeting to Focus on Health Care Reform

CHA’s Center for Medical Rehabilitation (CMRS) and Hospital Services for Continuing Care (HSCC) Annual Conference will feature nationally noted speaker and post-acute-care authority Gerben DeJong, PhD, who is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Post-Acute Innovation and Research at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.

In his keynote address, DeJong will discuss health care reform’s controversial bundling payment system and share his vision of how bundled payment will change the way patient care is managed. DeJong will challenge attendees to approach health care reform as an opportunity to “strike a grand bargain” and to demonstrate the value and role of post-acute-care services in the continuum of care.

Additional sessions will include a Medicare policy review from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Chronic Care Policy Group; a CARE Tool update from providers using the tool; the operational and financial implications of MDS 3.0 and RUG-IV; and an overview of the Veterans Administration innovative rehabilitation programs and practices. Sessions on managing organizational change, rehabilitation nursing and case management will round out the program.

The conference will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. For reservations at a special room rate of $185, call (714) 845-8000 and mention the “CMRS/HSCC Conference.” The discount deadline is Oct. 7 and room availability is limited.

The conference tuition is $425 for members and $550 for nonmembers. Registrations after Oct. 7 will increase $100. For more information or to register, go to