Education Calendar

Thu. 6/20
Thu. 7/18
Wed. 8/7

Program Objectives

  • To address complex coding issues that often challenge a coders understanding

  • To offer participants an understanding of the what and why of complex procedures

  • Participants will gain a solid foundation of the coding guidelines within each area and will learn how to completely and accurately code cases

  • Participants will gain an understanding of how code assignment impacts the MS-DRG, as well as how to avoid system edits and denials


Tue. 6/25
Tue. 7/9

Session I: You Can Have it All! ICD-10 Coder Productivity & Quality
Discover solutions to improve coder performance. Learn how to identify issues decreasing coding productivity and quality in your department and how to increase the productivity while improving the quality of your coders using ICD-10.

Session II: Quality Indicators/Medical Necessity
Gain an understanding of the Quality Indicators (Severity of Illness/Risk of Mortality) that impact reporting. The participant will also gain an understanding of the importance of documentation for Medical Necessity. We will also look at Social Determinants of Care, and why it is important for the complete coding picture.

Session III: Query Do’s & Don’ts
Gain an understanding of the importance of the query process while learning the do’s and don’ts of query writing.  You will be walked through the process with real query examples for debridement, MI’s, urosepsis, CHF, BMI, and more.

Session IV: E&M Coding and Documentation for Hospital Coders
Learn the ins-and-outs of proper E&M code selection. Gain an understanding of the documentation requirements necessary to avoid denials. Changes on the horizon for 2019 and beyond.

Session V: E&M Coding and Documentation for Physician Offices
In the professional coding and billing setting, learn the importance of complete and accurate documentation for E&M code assignment. Changes on the horizon for 2019 and beyond.

Wed. 6/26
Wed. 7/10
Wed. 7/31

In each session, participants will ...
• Learn to recognize and understand clinical indicators
• Understand the link between coding and quality
• Learn to correctly code and query for quality of the record

Thu. 6/27

Just 95 days from the date of this seminar, the Patient Driven Payment Model will take effect for skilled nursing facilities. Is your nursing home ready? Are hospitals ready? This seminar will feature Health Dimensions Group’s team of experts as captains of the journey to success under PDPM. Starting with the most current policy clarifications from CMS and context under Medicare reform, this program will engage attendees in activities that gauge readiness and steer them towards areas to focus on as they are making final preparations for implementation this summer. Our focus will be on rehabilitation, coding and documentation, and operational excellence. The program will utilize case studies and an interactive approach in order to ensure that key takeaway messages are reinforced.


These webinars will fulfill one of the two End of Life (EOL) CME credits for Physician lincensure.

Webinar 1 Overview: End-of-life care is the tern used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. Such care does not happen only in the moments before breathing ceases and the heart stops beating. Older people live with one or more chronic illnesses and need a lot of care for days, weeks, and even months before death.

Webinar 2 Overview: Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing people with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and the mental stress of the terminal diagnosis. The goal of such therapy is to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. Evidence as of 2016 supports improvement in quality of life elements of palliative care.


This webinar will highlight participating member case studies and address these key insights:

 What were the objectives for participating in an aggregation group?

  • What were the expectations for their onboarding experience, and how did the actual process compare?

  • How long did it take to complete the onboarding process, and what were the demands on supply chain staff?

  • What results have these members experienced from participating in the group?

  • How has participation in a group supported their organizational/operational goals?

This webinar is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand by NJHA members how aggregation has helped their organizations achieve better savings and lower costs.

Thu. 7/11

The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ and the New Jersey Hospital Association are pleased to announce our 2019 Home Health Payment Reform Education Series focused on the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) scheduled for implementation Jan. 1, 2020.

PDGM represents the most significant change in the Medicare home health program in the 21st Century. It will radically change the payment methodology, including the unit of payment, the case mix adjuster, low utilization payment adjustment standards and payment for non-routine medical supplies.

Faculty for this series will be leading experts from national home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:

• Gain a better understanding of what PDGM means for you and your agency

• Identify key threats to the home health industry and how to overcome them

• Strategically develop a process to succeed under PDGM

• Discuss the steps the associations are taking to address areas of concern

Wed. 7/17
Wed. 10/16
Wed. 12/11

Program Objectives:

  • To afford participants an overview of the most current issue of Coding Clinic

  • To offer a platform to ensure that coders are aware of the most up to date advice

  • an opportunity for discussion and questions related to the quarterly update



NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. The New Jersey Sharing Network is also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list.

Studies have shown that when organizations come together in an all-teach, all-learn environment, best practices around organ and tissue donation are enhanced and outcomes for increased organ donation are improved. The work of NJ Sharing Network, in collaboration with its hospital partners seek to share knowledge based on organ and tissue donation advocacy in order to spread awareness and increase the number or organ and tissue donations across the state.


The CCS Exam Prep is a refresher course designed to assist you with the challenges of studying for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination. Are you ready? Each session is designed to improve, review, refresh, and renew your coding skills.

Each session will offer guidance and practice with multiple choice and medical scenario test taking, as well as recommendations on what you need to do to prepare for the actual exam.

The CCS Exam Prep will include lecture, discussion, assessments and exercises and will target topics most likely to be included in the CCS exam. The CCS Exam reparation course is designed to help you pass the test! Participants are encouraged to have a current CPT and ICD-10-CM/PCS books available during the webinars.

Tue. 11/5
11/5/19 & 11/6/19
Wed. 11/6

This fast-paced program offers an overview of the changes and revisions that frequently occur within The Joint Commission (JCR) accreditation, as well as those requirements that will impact organizations in the near future. Attendees will stay ahead of the curve by reviewing both new and revised standards, the latest compliance issues, changes to the onsite survey and the National Patient Safety Goals.


The updates to the CPT Manual for 2020 are effective January 1, 2020.  Changes will include revised and deleted codes, and new codes and modifiers.  This program will prepare health information coders to apply the new and revised codes accurately.
Webinar participants will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Implement changes in your facility to accurately report the 2020 CPT codes

  • Reduce denials by reporting the 2020 codes accurately and timely by the Han. 1st effective data