Education Calendar


FEB
20
NEW!

NJHA & LeadingAge NJ SAGECare Platinum Certification webinar details:



  • To achieve the Platinum Credential, 80% of Management must participate in the 4-hour SAGECare Management Training and 80% of staff must take at least 1 hour of web-based training.

  • Participants may view a recording and complete an activity in lieu of one session of the SAGECare Management Training.

  • SAGECare Staff Training will be scheduled directly with SAGE (more information at the 2/20 session)

FEB
25
Mon. 2/25

On October 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized updated requirements of participation for long-term care facilities. This webinar will focus on the provisions that require compliance by November 28, 2019, which is known as Phase Three. Key actions steps will be discussed.


Objective:



  • Understand the provisions that require compliance by November 28, 2019

  • Identify areas for development of facility policy and procedure

  • Learn CMS' expectations with respect to compliance

MAR
5
NEW!

Join NJHA and Hospital Careers for an exclusive webinar on attracting quality candidates through a niche based strategy. HospitalCareers.com is the healthcare industry's leading career destination site that connects healthcare candidates and hospitals to find their perfect match!


Through its network of twenty-nine state hospital associations and advanced online marketing strategies, Hospital Careers provides healthcare organizations with the most cost-effective recruitment resource to attract the highest quality of candidates. This webinar will detail the powerful advantages of using this recruiting platform.

MAR
14
March Sessions
May Sessions
October Sessions
NEW!

The CCS Exam Prep is a refresher course designed to assist you with the challenges of studying for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination. Are you ready? Each session is designed to improve, review, refresh, and renew your coding skills.



Each session will offer guidance and practice with multiple choice and medical scenario test taking, as well as recommendations on what you need to do to prepare for the actual exam.



The CCS Exam Prep will include lecture, discussion, assessments and exercises and will target topics most likely to be included in the CCS exam. The CCS Exam reparation course is designed to help you pass the test! Participants are encouraged to have a current CPT and ICD-10-CM/PCS books available during the webinars.




MAR
14
Thu. 3/14
NEW!

NJHA and LeadingAge NJ continue to pursue efforts to foster communication and collaboration surrounding the ever-changing Medicaid Managed Care environment by offering the fifth annual Medicaid Managed Care Provider Update.


Attendees across the continuum of care will learn about recent policy and operations updates from the Department of Health 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. Additionally, this year representatives from New Jersey’s Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) will participate and provide an overview of PACE enrollment and operations. Topics will include eligibility determinations, enrollment, care management, quality measurements, claims process and payments.

MAR
19
Tue. 3/19
NEW!

This conference will address issues that impact transitions of care for patients and families across the continuum. Participants will gain knowledge regarding strategies to improve outcomes for complex patients, reduce readmissions and develop sustainable healthcare community coalitions.


OBJECTIVES:


• Describe interventions that assist patients and families to achieve a successful care transition experience across care settings


• Outline the benefits of engaging community stakeholders in patient transitions of care post-discharge


• Define how a collaborative approach can improve outcomes for behavioral health patient populations


• Understand the impact of care transitions from the patient perspective

MAR
20
2/8/19, 2/25/19, 3/20/19
NEW!

A complimentary webinar series for the Healthcare Professional:


This multi-part webinar series “Opioid Stewardship 101”, featuring national experts, is designed to educate healthcare leaders, clinicians, and other stakeholders involved in improving opioid-use related outcomes. This series will introduce learners to the basic concepts of opioid stewardship and provide real-life examples of improvement strategies that can implemented as part of opioid stewardship program.


 


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February 2, 2019


February 25, 2019


March 8, 2019


March 20, 2019

MAR
25
Mon. 3/25
NEW!

This presentation is intended to provide a detailed overview of hospital interactions with elected officials and political candidates, including information for both 501(c)(3) hospitals and for-profit hospitals. In addition to a substantive overview of the applicable laws, the presentation will include strategies for compliance. Ethical Interactions with Elected Officials, Lobbying and Political Activity for Hospitals is intended to address:


• Gift and entertainment rules for New Jersey elected officials.


• Lobbying restrictions and requirements under both IRS standards and New Jersey law.


• Political-activity and government-contracting considerations for hospitals.

MAR
26
Tue. 3/26
NEW!

Rehabilitation hospitals have begun to make this transition from Functional Independence Measure (FIM) to Section GG in preparation for reimbursement changes that will take effect on October 1, 2019. This seminar will provide your organization with the know-how to identify coding inaccuracies, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intent regarding Section GG, define and explain the components of Section GG, and improve documentation to support Section GG coding. Expert faculty will lead participants through real examples to develop coding mastery.


At the end of this presentation the attendee will: • Understand the transition from FIM to Section GG coding for reimbursement starting October 2019


• Become aware of current coding inaccuracies of the submitted Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility- Patient Assessment Instrument Section for QRP


• Demonstrate an understanding of the intent and guidelines of Section GG as outlined by CMS


• Be able to define and explain each component of Section GG for self-care and mobility items


• Apply the coding scale accurately to capture the usual performance utilizing real IRF patient examples


• Demonstrate documentation supporting coding of Section GG for reimbursement purposes

MAR
28
3/28/19 & 3/29/19
NEW!

Please join us at the ONL NJ annual meeting to explore the meaning of disruptive innovation and how it can expand nursing practice from the status quo to nurses practicing to the full extent of their education and training.

APR
2
NEW!

Joing us for frank talk about health equity and unconscious bias to improve health for all New Jerseyans

APR
3
Wed. 4/3
Wed. 5/15
4/3/19, 5/15/19, & 6/18/19
Tue. 6/18
NEW!

The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ and the New Jersey Hospital Association are pleased to announce our 2019 Home Health Payment Reform Education Series focused on the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) scheduled for implementation Jan. 1, 2020.


PDGM represents the most significant change in the Medicare home health program in the 21st Century. It will radically change the payment methodology, including the unit of payment, the case mix adjuster, low utilization payment adjustment standards and payment for non-routine medical supplies.


Faculty for this series will be leading experts from national home health consulting firms who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to:


• Gain a better understanding of what PDGM means for you and your agency


• Identify key threats to the home health industry and how to overcome them


• Strategically develop a process to succeed under PDGM


• Discuss the steps the associations are taking to address areas of concern

APR
16
Tue. 4/16
NEW!

Defined by the World Health Organization in 1990, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but emotional, social and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process. Come join us in a substantive discussion around Embracing Palliative Care in Practice.

APR
17
Wed. 4/17
Wed. 7/17
Wed. 10/16
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


 

APR
17
Wed. 4/17
NEW!

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) in July 2015 to increase the competency of healthcare and public healthcare workers and the capability of healthcare facilities to deliver safe, efficient patient care. The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. All three healthcare institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently over the past two years to share their knowledge with ohter healthcare facilities and public health jurisdicitions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, education and training tool for healthcare systems throughout the United States.

APR
25
Thu. 4/25
NEW!

Sexual assault and abuse of elders living in nursing homes and other senior living environments is a significant issue that often goes unreported. Residents are more physically and cognitively frail than ever before and are increasingly vulnerable to this type of abuse. Residents, families and staff often do not know what to do if they suspect sexual abuse has occurred. This program will focus on the prevention and detection of sexual abuse, the many ethical concerns related to sexual abuse, best practices in training and advocacy on behalf of residents, liability and regulatory concerns and strategies for risk management.

APR
30
4/30/19 & 5/7/19

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, role plays and personal experiences, the 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.


Ethics committees come in all shapes, sizes and stages of development; their members bring varying skill sets, knowledge bases and levels of experience. Because the program’s central focus will be skills and strategies to enhance healthcare ethics committees as organizational resources, this intensive two-day symposium is essential for anyone who chairs, serves on or supports healthcare ethics committees

DEC
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