Education Calendar


FEB
3
NEW!

Accountable care organizations and bundling initiatives are two key initiatives of the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. New Jersey is an active participant in these initiatives with hospital and physician organizations taking the lead. However, post-acute providers, from rehabilitation hospitals to skilled nursing facilities to home health agencies, need to be engaged in the development of these efforts for them to be truly successful. It has become evident that a significant part of variation in Medicare spending is related to patterns of post-acute care utilization, in addition to readmissions to acute care. Attendees will hear firsthand from CMMI about the current and future initiatives being explored, who is participating, what patient populations are the focus and how CMMI views post-acute providers’ role in this work. Two panels will delve into the day-to-day experiences of ACOs and bundling initiatives in New Jersey, with an emphasis on how they are working and plan to work with post-acute partners.

FEB
4
Wed. 2/4
NEW!

New Jersey is among the top five states in the country that have been most successful in reducing the use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents with dementia over the last two years.  This program will introduce New Jersey providers to Comfort Matters™, an innovative approach developed through extensive research at Vermillion Cliffs, the center for moderate to advanced memory support at Beatitudes Campus in Arizona. The goal was to create a model program of best practices in dementia care that can be replicated and sustained to improve quality of care and quality of life, through a uniquely person-directed and staff-empowered approach.

FEB
5
Thu. 2/5
NEW!

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued its report, The Future of Nursing, as a result of a two year initiative to respond to the need to asses and transform the nursing profession. This initiative was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the report contained several recommendations including that, “nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other healthcare professionals, in redesigning healthcare in the United States.” Nurses should be ready to assume leadership roles on advisory and governance boards, where policy decisions regarding healthcare are made and where they can impact healthcare reform related implementation efforts.

FEB
10
Tue. 2/10
Tue. 5/12
Wed. 7/8
Wed. 8/19
NEW!

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 1: Cardiology / Vascular / Respiratory

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.

FEB
12
Thu. 2/12
Thu. 5/14
Wed. 7/15
Wed. 8/26
NEW!

2015 Webinar Workshop Series for Physician Office Practices
Workshop 2: Orthopedic / Podiatry / Spine

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

FEB
21
Sat. 2/21
Sun. 2/22
NEW!
The CCS Exam Preparation is a two-day refresher course designed to assist you with the challenges in studying for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Examination. Are you ready? Each program is designed to improve, review, refresh, and renew your coding skills. Register for one day, 2/21 - CPT Only or 2/22 - ICD-9 Only; or register for both days.


FEB
24
Tue. 2/24
Tue. 6/2
Wed. 7/22
Wed. 9/9
NEW!

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

FEB
26
Thu. 2/26
Thu. 6/4
Wed. 7/29
Wed. 9/16
NEW!

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

FEB
26
Thu. 2/26
NEW!
NJHA’s CEO Senior Leadership Assistants Conference offers a specialized day of presentations designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. This conference offers practical, timely and relevant information that will maximize your effectiveness and strengthen your skills.
FEB
26
Thu. 2/26
NEW!

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated interpretive guidelines for long term care settings.  This Webinar will focus on the key sections of the interpretive guidelines used by surveyors.  These include changes to the Resident Assessment Manual and the MDS 3.0 item set. Presenters will review the changes and discuss how they affect your facility’s process for managing the MDS 3.0.

MAR
9
NEW!

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health concern that affects 4 to 6 million relationships each year in the United States. 
Healthcare professionals are among “the first-line response” for many people who experience IPV.  The goal of this seminar is to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide services to abused women and men and to allow providers the opportunity to become more comfortable with screening their patients. 

MAR
10
Tue. 3/10
Tue. 6/9
Wed. 8/5
Wed. 9/23
NEW!

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

MAR
12
Thu. 3/12
Thu. 6/11
Wed. 8/12
Wed. 9/30
NEW!

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

MAR
18
Mar 3, 4,17 & 18, 2015
NEW!

Four days of intense hands-on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding designed to put your ICD-10 coding skills to the test. Are you ready for the challenge? The compliance date for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS is October 1, 2015. This program will give you the extra training, guidance, and confidence you need to be ready.

MAR
19
Thu. 3/19
NEW!

Challenging Times:  Leading Through Care Transitions
With many challenges still ahead regarding healthcare transformation, the need for strong leadership has never been greater. Nursing is more prepared than ever and in a better position to provide it. As healthcare moves from an acute/episodic delivery system to a more coordinated system based on cost containment and quality outcomes, both patients and caregivers will be impacted, and both will look to nurse leaders for the help they need. This program will provide leadership strategies and best practices for nurses to manage the multiple transitions of care that will be part of the healthcare delivery continuum.

MAR
25
Wed. 3/25
NEW!

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.

MAR
25
3/25,6/18,9/30 & 12/10/2015
NEW!

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.

MAR
25
Wed. 3/25
NEW!

Presenting 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 or mentees will be provided throughout the day.

APR
1
NEW!
A comprehensive 4-day education session to help you master the ICD-10 Coding Systems -  Apr 1st, 2nd, 14th and 16th 2015
APR
19
April 19 - 22, 2015
NEW!

The A2IRNet 2015 Conference, will take place April 19-22, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey the historical seaside resort where entertainment, shopping, gaming, ocean views and boardwalk converge. Since the very first A2IRnet conference, the spirit of state hospital association (SHA) technical and data collaboration has never been more important. To meet the education needs of SHA, this year we have a broad range of topics that include health information technology, HIPAA, ICD-10, healthcare data, quality performance reporting, and the ever-changing federal legislative and regulatory requirements. Following A2IRNet tradition, this year we have speakers and attendees that include some of the strongest healthcare technical and data leaders in the nation. A2IRNet is without question one of the best national forums for healthcare data and technical collaboration and is only available to SHA employees.

APR
22
Wed. 4/22
NEW!

Although the Patient Self-Determination Act guarantees patients the right to accept or refuse treatment and to complete advance medical directives, research shows that care at the end of life is sometimes inconsistent with patients' preferences. This event is a call to action for providers to engage in discussion with nationally recognized thought leaders and those experienced in implementing programming that engages the patient, family, and practitioner in caring for individuals with advanced illness regardless of the care setting.

MAY
12
NEW!

According to the National Institutes of Health, military service members and veterans face different health issues than civilians. During combat, life-threatening circumstances include head and brain injuries, exposure to environmental hazards, and infections. Being separated from family while in combat can also put service members and veterans at risk for behavioral health issues. Providers will engage in discussion with nationally recognized experts in the field of veteran and military affairs, medical care, and behavioral health services to raise awareness of the unique cultural nuances of caring for these individuals.

JUN
16
NEW!

This 2-part program includes a 1 hour webinar (from your home or office) explaining the basics of ICD-10 followed by a comprehensive full day on-site workshop to be held in Princeton.

JUN
18
Thu. 6/18
NEW!

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
NEW!
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
NEW!

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.

DEC
10
NEW!

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.