Education Calendar


SEP
4
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.
SEP
4
Thu. 9/4
With risk-based contracts continuing to proliferate, health system executives must understand the full financial impact of these agreements and the likelihood of success given their construction. Specifically, leaders need to deliver on three key components of risk-based contracts: pricing for risk, contractual elements such as quality and performance metrics and the impact of these contracts on capital reserves.
SEP
8
Mon. 9/8
Effective Aug. 1 with the 11th Scope of Work (SOW) for the CMS quality improvement program, changes were implemented regarding QIO structure and functions involving beneficiary protection. Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIOs are responsible for case review. Livanta is the BFCC-QIO for New Jersey, along with several other states. This webinar will provide a detailed introduction to Livanta and responses to frequently asked questions.
SEP
15
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.
SEP
16
Tue. 9/16
From the boardroom to the mechanical room, it is essential that everyone in your organization understand where the risks are in REAC and UPCS Inspections and how you can best prepare for an inspection. This full day training on REAC delves into the background, scoring, and understanding of UPCS and REAC Inspections. Learn from US Housing Consultant President & CEO Scott Precourt how UPCS is used differently on each funding program, and how all inspections are organized and conducted. This full day session is designed for everyone from the maintenance tech to the CEO. Scott will explain how the scoring criteria can sometimes trump common sense and will outline what you can do so your REAC scores reflect the true condition of your property.
SEP
17
Wed. 9/17
The State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Department of Health (DOH) both play key roles in working with healthcare providers to ensure that renovation and construction projects meet established standards. This Webinar is designed to familiarize hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities and other providers with both Departments’ procedures and timeframes, as well as to share the most common questions that arise when providers submit plans for review.
SEP
18
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.
SEP
18
Thu. 9/18
Quality improvement hinges on applying best practices in situations that are challenging. This program focuses on the top 10 regulatory citations in nursing homes and assisted living communities with the aim of providing strategies that have been proven to work in addressing these citations – or in keeping facilities from experiencing citations altogether.

This conference will be located at Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ

*Visitor parking is designated along the tree-line.*
SEP
22
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.
SEP
26
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.
SEP
29
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.
SEP
30
Sept. 30
Thu. 12/4
Coding, billing, compliance and a maze of changing Medicare rules and regulations – the only way to implement a successful plan to balance it all is to work strategically to stay ahead of the curve. Coding and billing compliance is complicated and now more important than ever. Not only have quality and reimbursement issues been added to the mix, but now we face new challenges with the implementation of the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets on Oct. 1, 2014.


Each quarterly program will address new, timely and evolving issues with its own list of agenda topics that are hot-off-the-press.
OCT
7
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.
OCT
9
Thu. 10/9
Succession planning is a topic of critical importance to hospital boards of governance, as the healthcare industry continues to evolve post-Affordable Care Act (ACA). This Webinar is designed to provide boards with an overview of succession planning.
OCT
15
Wed. 10/15

The growing focus on population health management (PHM) as part of healthcare reform is creating an unprecedented shift among providers. Hospitals and health systems are moving away from a historically competitive environment toward working collaboratively to realize their common goal of keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.  Emphasizing primary care and wellness helps patients to take a proactive role with making good decisions. This shift toward better, comprehensive coordinated primary care reduces the need for emergency services, inpatient admissions and the overall cost of care.

Join us for a one-hour Webinar that focuses on this shift in healthcare and the importance of primary care and PHM.


OCT
21
Tue. 10/21
Surgical site infections (SSIs), wrong site surgery and other adverse surgical outcomes are major contributors to patient injury, mortality and healthcare costs. There are about 30 million surgeries performed in the United States each year, and despite the advances in surgical and anesthesia techniques and improvements in peri-operative care, variations in outcomes continue to occur.

This program will provide insight into the current infection issues and best practices designed to improve surgical safety and the cultural aspects within the peri-operative environment.
OCT
30
Thu. 10/30

Healthcare providers of all types must navigate a minefield of new regulations, reimbursement and payment systems, audits and enforcement initiatives, data protection requirements and dynamics involving integrated delivery systems. Now more than ever, a robust, proactive and savvy compliance program is critical for providers to remain ahead of the curve and to anticipate the new and often, unexpected hazards and to capture unprecedented opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.