Education Calendar

As one of a handful of states with no workers comp fee schedule, New Jersey has long experienced inconsistencies and confusion in regard to insurer payment practices for these claims. As a result, hospitals are using a variety of approaches to increase their payments, with similarly varying results.

It is important to know what some of those recovery models are and ways to maximize your hospital’s revenue from workers comp claims.
Callagy Law, which has recovered well over $27 million in additional workers comp payments for its healthcare clients since 2010, will share what they have learned, what you should know and why it is so important to your bottom line.
While much of the focus has been on outreach and enrollment into the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes many other provisions that impact healthcare providers across sectors. Join us for this high-level, interactive session where you will hear from distinguished panelists from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as from key staff from the New Jersey Hospital Association.
Mon. 9/15
This program is offered to board of trustee members to fulfill their state-mandated education requirements. The sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of a trustee and is a primer for understanding the financial statements for healthcare institutions.
Thu. 9/18
This program will provide insight into the identification and avoidance of medication errors, focusing on a proactive approach to improving medication safety in health systems.

Recent focus on the problematic issues associated with the use of drugs in this “high-alert” category has led to the identification of several areas for improvement.
Mon. 9/22
The NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is marking its 12th year facilitating collaborative efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety throughout New Jersey. That record has led to its recognition as one of only 27 hospital engagement networks across the country, a distinction that further advances the work of New Jersey hospitals and the broader healthcare community as they focus on eliminating harm and delivering quality, value-based care to their patients and communities.

As healthcare leaders face the challenges of strengthening their fiscal performance while delivering greater efficiency and value in their care models, the 12th Annual Leadership Summit gives c-suite leaders, hospital trustees and patient safety professionals an opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s leading experts.
Fri. 9/26
This is a didactic session with content and experiential learning on setting realistic expectations, selecting a mentor, building relationships, being purposeful and positive, increasing self-awareness, using reflective practice and the power of questions. Opportunities to meet and get to know potential mentors and mentees will be provided throughout the day.
Mon. 9/29
At this conference, the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines will provide a standardized set of guidelines that can effectively improve the care of the geriatric population and can be implemented in the (ED). These guidelines create a template for staffing, equipment, education, policies and procedures, follow-up care and performance improvement measures.
Since 2012, hundreds of provider groups have formed Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs). New Jersey providers have been active participants in these ACOs, with 18 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in existence as of Jan. 1, 2014. This webinar will provide an update on current public and private ACO initiatives. Participants will also hear firsthand from a successful early entrant into the Medicare Shared Savings Program.