Education Calendar


FEB
22
Wed. 2/22
Wed. 3/8
Wed. 3/22
Wed. 9/6
Wed. 9/20
Tue. 10/3
Tue. 10/17
Tue. 10/31
NEW!

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


 

MAR
3
NEW!

Transitions of Care remains an important issue for providers as a key to reduce readmissions, ensure continuity of the care plan and engage patients towards quality outcomes and cost savings.


Whether you have models in place or are developing your transitions of care initiatives, sooner or later, manual practices need to scale for efficiency and streamline for greater impact. Operationalizing your models from manual processes to digital workflow will become inevitable.


During this webinar, two care coordination experts will share case study experiences and tips on how to translate disparate Transitions of Care processes and best practices into an operational model that can be digitized through a variety of technologies.


This webinar will enable you to:


1) Cite three specific challenges that arise for most organizations when they want to formalize processes and convert from manual to digital workflows
2) Identify top challenges with operationalizing these models at your organization
3) Utilize specific recommendations on how to operationalize Transitions of Care and scale them through digital technologies
4) Understand the Care Navigator™ solution and its applicability to your organization.

MAR
8
Wed. 3/8
NEW!

This program is offered to board of trustee members to fulfill their state-mandated education requirements. The session provides a comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of a trustee and is a primer for understanding the financial statements for healthcare institutions. Designed to introduce members of a hospital governing body to the principles of hospital governance, this program will provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of serving as a hospital trustee. The seminar is focused on the ethical and fiduciary responsibilities of a trustee, the governing body’s role in promoting healthcare quality, hospital organization and governance, hospital financial management and legal/regulatory compliance issues. This seven-hour program is intended to fulfill the state-mandated hospital governing body training, but is useful for anyone serving on a healthcare board of trustees.

MAR
8
Wed. 3/8
NEW!

The Under the Dome Breakfast Series will put members in touch with the influential leaders in state government whose decisions impact healthcare providers from the taxes paid to the workplace mandates followed. These breakfasts will be held in NJHA’s Conference and Events Center garden room and will feature opportunities to network with individuals in the healthcare field beginning at 8:30 a.m. Following the registration and networking segment, guests will hear from our speakers about topics impacting the healthcare field. Members will be able to address questions to our speakers to gain insight into subjects that were not initially discussed during the Q&A section. This Breakfast event will have invited guest who are appointed to the state’s legislative budget committees. Invited guests will talk about the budgetary process and possible outcomes for the FY 2018 budget.

MAR
21
Tue. 3/21
NEW!

TeamSTEPPS™ is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals. Through the use of a comprehensive set of ready-to use materials and a training curriculum, the implementation of TeamSTEPPS™ in any organization facilitates successful integration of teamwork principles into any healthcare environment.

MAR
23
Thu. 3/23
NEW!

NJHA continues its ongoing efforts to foster communication surrounding the changing Medicaid Managed Care environment by offering the third annual Medicaid Managed Care Provider Update. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about recent policy decisions and operational update from the Department of Human Services. In addition, each of the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations will offer presentations on their Medicaid Managed care operations for acute care, MLTSS and the Medicaid expansion population, including those covered under the alternative benefit plan. Topics will include eligibility determinations, enrollment, care management, quality measurement, claims processing and payment.

MAR
30
Thu. 3/30
Thu. 6/29
Thu. 9/28
Wed. 12/13
Wed. 12/13
NEW!

Now in it's 12th year, this popular program, developed by NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions, is updated and offered quarterly throughout the year.  Each unique program will provide a comprehensive overview of new and revised Medicare rules and regulations.  Our expert staff will research, analyze and decipher the coding and billing rules and present them in a straightforward and organized manner cutting to the chase and presenting in simple terms what you really need to know.


Each quarterly program will address new, timely and evolving issues with its own list of agenda topics that are hot-off-the-press.

APR
5
Wed. 4/5
Wed. 4/26
Wed. 5/10
Wed. 11/8
Wed. 11/15
Wed. 12/6
NEW!

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: Modifiers Made Simple
Gain an understanding of the NCCI edits, procedure-to-procedure edits, and medically unlikely edits and learn how to append modifiers appropriately to ensure proper reimbursement. Modifiers Made Simple includes E&M modifiers, Modifier 59 and the X-Modifier subcategory, Modifier 50, 33, and more


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.

APR
18
Tue. 4/18
NEW!

Hear from National Experts on hot topics like mergers and acquisitions, the first hundred days in the new TRUMP administration and what this means for New Jersey, using emotional intelligence to guide thinking and behavior, and how to build your career path.

APR
19
Wed. 4/19
Wed. 7/19
Wed. 10/18
NEW!

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


 

APR
20
April 20-21, 2017
NEW!

There is growing evidence in the nursing literature about the positive impact of healthy work environments on staff satisfaction, retention, improved patient outcomes and organizational performance. Many organizations have launched efforts to improve their work environments. Achievement of Magnet® designation is considered to be the gold standard for hospitals who seek to build professional practice environments that are healthy and support the work of nurses. Findings from a growing body of nursing research have provided evidence supporting that Magnet® hospitals have increased patient and nurse satisfaction, improved recruitment and retention of nurses, and improved patient outcomes. Workplaces can be healthy if nurses and employers are resolute in their desire to address not only the physical environment, but also less tangible barriers to staff and patient safety. However, we know that this will not happen without an understanding of the factors contributing to unhealthy work environments and a commitment to embrace solutions. The ingredients for success — skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition and authentic leadership.

APR
26
Wed. 4/26
NEW!

The LGBT community continues to be an underserved population in the healthcare field, with poorer health outcomes related to stigma and barriers to care than the heterosexual community. In conjunction with NJHA’s LGBT Community Health Workgroup, this no-cost program will help healthcare workers develop LGBT cultural competencies with a particular focus on resources to aid in educating patients and families and significant other inclusion, the collection of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) data and understanding the unique health needs and outcomes of the LGBT population.

MAY
16
NEW!

The Healthcare Ethics Committee Symposium is designed to address the vital role of healthcare ethics committees and their unique responsibilities, including education, clinical ethics consultation and policy development and review. Using case studies, published materials, institutional policies, and personal experiences, that faculty and attendees will explore issues that typically require ethical analysis and resolution. These issues include informed consent and refusal, decisional capacity and decision making by and for patients, truth telling and confidentially, care at the beginning and end of life, justice and access to healthcare services and organizational ethics.