Education Calendar


SEP
9

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 3: OB-GYN / Pediatrics / Urology
Participants will gain an understanding of the code format and structure of ICD-10 and complete the workshop with the ability to successfully assign diagnosis codes using ICD-10

ICD-10 Coding for Your Specialty – Choose the Workshop(s) that best describes your practice

SEP
9
Wed. 9/9

Right now, every hospital and health system is searching for creative new ways to drive costs down. But, the key to this next generation of strategic savings is clear. During this presentation, the Advisory Board will share practical guidance on how to empower physicians to lead a sustainable savings surge at your organization.

SEP
10
Thu. 9/10

As healthcare employers, we are acutely aware of the responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment, both for our patients and the workers who care for them.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency tasked with promulgating and enforcing safety and health rules in the workplace, issued new instructions to its investigators on how to conduct focused inspections in inpatient healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes.  The entire healthcare industry must take note of OSHA’s new enforcement approach and work to ensure full compliance with applicable OSHA standards. 

SEP
11
Fri. 9/11

The NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is marking its 13th year facilitating collaborative efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety throughout New Jersey.  As healthcare leaders continue their efforts in the face of competing priorities, this event is an opportunity for C-suite leaders, hospital trustees, clinicians and patient safety professionals to hear from some of the industry’s leading experts.

SEP
16
Wed. 9/16

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 4: Internal Medicine / Family Practice
Participants will gain an understanding of the code format and structure of ICD-10 and complete the workshop with the ability to successfully assign diagnosis codes using ICD-10

ICD-10 Coding for Your Specialty – Choose the Workshop(s) that best describes your practice

SEP
17
Thu. 9/17

TeamSTEPPS™ is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals.

SEP
23
Wed. 9/23

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 5: General Surgery / Gastro / ENT / Plastic Reconstructive / Colon

Participants will gain an understanding of the code format and structure of ICD-10 and complete the workshop with the ability to successfully assign diagnosis codes using ICD-10

ICD-10 Coding for Your Specialty – Choose the Workshop(s) that best describes your practice

SEP
24
Thu. 9/24
NEW!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) model on July 9.  Under the model, retrospective reconciliation will compare the actual spending on CCJR episodes to the predetermined target price. This Webinar will provide an overview of the key features of the CCJR model, review examples of possible savings opportunities and demonstrate how to estimate the potential effect CCJR will have on your practice pattern and revenue cycle.

SEP
25
Fri. 9/25
NEW!

Medicaid Managed Care and Medicare Advantage contracts quickly are becoming the payment foundation for many New Jersey providers.  To be successful, you must secure the right terms in your contracts, which requires an understanding of what Managed Care Organizations are required legally to address in contracts, key terms and definitions and knowledge of your negotiating position.  

SEP
28
Mon. 9/28
NEW!

NJHA and the N.J. Department of Human Services are partnering to provide this initial certification training for those requiring N.J. Certification to complete the EARC-PAS Screening Tool.  Upon completion of the Webinar, participants requiring initial certification will complete the EARC-PAS Screening Tool Competency Evaluation and submit to the N.J. Division of Aging for scoring and certification if proficiency standards are met.

SEP
29
Tue. 9/29
NEW!

When a patient’s transition from the hospital to home is less than optimal, the repercussions can be far-reaching — hospital readmission, an adverse medical event and even mortality.  A comprehensive and reliable discharge plan, along with post-discharge support, can reduce readmission rates, improve health outcomes and ensure quality transitions.

SEP
30
Wed. 9/30

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 6: Mental Health / Neurology / Neuro Surgery

Participants will gain an understanding of the code format and structure of ICD-10 and complete the workshop with the ability to successfully assign diagnosis codes using ICD-10

ICD-10 Coding for Your Specialty – Choose the Workshop(s) that best describes your practice

SEP
30
Wed. 9/30

The Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993 established the provisions for Qualified Income Trusts, otherwise known as Miller Trusts. This summer, New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, sought federal approval for individuals in need of long term care to use these trust devices in order to attain Medicaid eligibility for the following living arrangements: nursing facilities; assisted living; home and community-based services. Implementation of Miller Trusts is expected to begin Dec. 1, 2014.

SEP
30
Wed. 9/30

Now in its 11th 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. We will offer effective strategies on who in your hospital needs to be involved in implementing the changes. We will distribute actual transmittal text, sample policies and procedures and other information that will facilitate compliance with the numerous regulations.


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

SEP
30
Wed. 9/30
NEW!

The NJHA Government Relations and Policy department is hosting Healthcare Advocacy 101, a skills building and hands-on lobbying training course for clinical professionals. This educational event is a unique opportunity for clinicians to develop the tools required to successfully advocate on behalf of their healthcare facilities in Trenton on state political issues.

OCT
2
NEW!

On July 1, CMS released proposed updates to the “two midnight” rule regarding when inpatient admissions are appropriate for payment under Medicare Part A. Beginning Oct. 1, 2015, the quality improvement organizations will assume responsibility for conducting initial patient status reviews of providers to determine the appropriateness of Part A payment for short-stay inpatient hospital claims.  This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the policy changes and understand the role of the quality improvement organizations will play in conducting initial patient status reviews.

OCT
12
Mon. 10/12
NEW!

This program is designed to tell the community benefit story within the new paradigm of the Affordable Care Act and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim. It will demonstrate the value and measurable benefits of partnerships and how these relationships offer an opportunity for the entire community to work together to create a sustainable “culture of health”.

OCT
14
Wed. 10/14
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, the faculty and attendees will explore issues that typically require ethical analysis and resolution. 

OCT
14
Wed. 10/14
Wed. 10/21
Thu. 10/22
NEW!

The compliance date for implementation of ICD-10 is fast approaching. Everyone involved in code assignment must be prepared. This program is designed to help sharpen your skills – after the October 1, 2015 implementation date. Chose to register for diagnosis coding only (Oct 14th-15th); procedure coding only (Oct 21st-22nd) ; or join us for all four days.

OCT
15
Thu. 10/15
Thu. 10/15
NEW!

Fair housing compliance is a constant and challenging concern for housing providers. The Fair Housing 2015 program is intended for all experience levels. The morning session will cover the essentials of what everyone should know about fair housing law. In the afternoon session, our presenter will explore and discuss solutions to the fair housing challenges most frequently encountered by LeadingAge New Jersey members with a focus on specific areas of concern identified by LANJ’s housing members.

OCT
26
Mon. 10/26

This one-day, fast-paced program offers a quick overview of the changes and revisions that frequently occur within The Joint Commission (TJC) 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.

OCT
29
Thu. 10/29
NEW!

Nurses become leaders through a variety of routes, many of which do not include formal education in finance and communication skills.  To produce positive results, nurse leaders need effective strategies to manage departmental operations and inspire staff. This workshop will offer evidence-based and results-oriented strategies to sharpen your finance expertise and communication skills.

NOV
13
NEW!

This program is presented 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.

NOV
19
Thu. 11/19
NEW!

Patient advocacy in the community and legislative arena is another dimension where the nursing community can promote better care for patients. Nurses have hundreds of patient experiences from which to draw upon to impact public policy. This program will provide examples of how nurses can translate their hands-on experience with patients into steps that will influence policy.

DEC
10

Now in its 11th 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. We will offer effective strategies on who in your hospital needs to be involved in implementing the changes. We will distribute actual transmittal text, sample policies and procedures and other information that will facilitate compliance with the numerous regulations.


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