Education Calendar


OCT
22
Tue. 10/22
Tue. 11/5
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: 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.

OCT
23
Wed. 10/23
Wed. 11/6
NEW!

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

OCT
24
Thu. 10/24
Thu. 11/7
Tue. 11/19
Thu. 12/5
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


 

NOV
5
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.

NOV
6
Wed. 11/6
NEW!

This program will focus on compliance with the regulations governing the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (HCPRREA). The HCPRREA requires all licensed New Jersey health care entities to report licensed or certified health care professionals whose conduct is impaired and/or who exhibit incompetence or professional misconduct to notify the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Health Care Professional Information Clearing House Coordinator. The Department of Health regulations under HCPRREA address information that is required to be provided by health care entities to other health care entities in New Jersey as part of the employment process. Participants will learn about provider and DOH and DCA experiences and lessons learned, as well as the practical, everyday implications of achieving compliance.


OBJECTIVES:


• To understand the requirements of the HCPRREA


• To achieve compliance with the reporting aspects of the act and regulations


• To identify areas for facility policy and procedure development


• To understand the risks of non-compliance with the Act

NOV
8
Fri. 11/8

Growing future nurse leaders is a long-term quest that requires both planning and action, as our emerging leaders will ultimately replace our current leaders and continue the very important work being done to improve nursing practice environments, and most importantly, patient outcomes. The leader role is influential in creating a professional environment and fostering a culture where interdisciplinary team members are able to contribute to optimal patient outcomes and grow professionally.


Join the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey as we explore the key characteristics of successful leaders and the vital elements that make for a healthy work environment.

NOV
20
Wed. 11/20
NEW!

This session will provide a comprehensive review of the PDGM final rule which will provide a deep contextual understanding of the regulatory changes, as well as an in-depth exploration of what the new reimbursement model entails. The key details of PDGM will be covered extensively, from having the 60-day claim period to 30, removing therapy as a reimbursement driver, and dissecting each of the new HHGRG components.


This session will also address how home heath revenue cycle operations will be directly impacted by PDGM and how optimizing cash flow under PDGM will depend on having streamlined referral and intake management, orders management, scheduling, and billing processes. New technology and workflow adjustments required for an effective revenue cycle under the new payment model, along with an in-depth analysis of the metrics that every agency must track for PDGM success, will be covered.


Finally, this session will cover the financial preparation necessary for PDGM success by using benchmark data for PDGM using 2017-2018 claims to provide a comprehensive look at the financial forecast in 2020. This will provide a fundamental basis for comparative analysis to determine how your organization will fare. Valuable insights and planning guidance for keeping your budget above the fray in a PDGM environment will be offered.

DEC
5
NEW!

The New Jersey Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (NJHIIN) is committed to working with its members to improve antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) and associated patient outcomes.


Improving the use of antimicrobials in healthcare to protect patients and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance is a national priority. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to a set of commitments and actions designed to “optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antimicrobial use.”


The mission of the NJHIIN Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning Action Collaborative is to promote the use of the appropriate agent, dose, duration, and route of administration of antimicrobial agents both in the acute care setting and in the post-acute care setting in order to improve quality of patient care and patient safety while reducing excessive costs attributable to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

DEC
6
Fri. 12/6
NEW!

The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey: Annual Holiday Meeting & Awards Brunch


Celebrating Nursing Leadership in New Jersey.

DEC
11
Wed. 12/11
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


 

DEC
12
Thu. 12/12
NEW!

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