Education Calendar


AUG
21

REGISTRATION IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL: HretEducation@njha.com to be added to the waitlist.


In preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day, join the New Jersey Department of Health for an interactive Harm Reduction Workshop. Harm reduction is a life-saving, evidence-based public health tool for New Jersey communities. Hear directly from national experts and local leaders about how harm reduction policy and practice can prevent overdose deaths, reduce drug-related stigma, decrease transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C, and promote the dignity and health of all New Jerseyans, including individuals with substance use disorder.

AUG
22
8/22/19: Workshop 2: Basic ICD-10 CM Coding Skills
8/29/19: Workshop 3: Advanced ICD-10 CM Coding Skills
NEW!

  • These coding workshops will help you become proficient in ICD-10 CM diagnosis coding, and documentation requirements associated with accurate coding

  • Participants will gain and understanding of the following:

    • Transition from RUGS to PDPM

    • Prepare LTC staff for conversion to PDPM by providing baskc to advanced ICD-10 CM education and practice

    • Learn to navigate the ICD-10 book, coding guidelines, conventions and importance of code specificity

    • Understand how ICD-10 CM codes impact Medical Necessity, Clinical Documentation Integrity and the 'query' process to clarify documentation



SEP
10
Tue. 9/10
Tue. 9/24
Tue. 10/8
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.

SEP
11
Wed. 9/11
Wed. 10/2
Wed. 10/9
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

SEP
12
Thu. 9/12
NEW!

The New Jersey Department of Health has approved a paid dining assistant curriculum for nursing homes that is compliant with CMS regulations for employing paid dining assistants. This webinar is designed as a train-the-trainer session for primary instructors who are registered nurses, as well as other members of the team (dietitians, occupational therapist, speech language pathologists, etc.) who may be involved in training paid dining assistants. In order to conduct a paid dining assistant program, the primary instructor must have completed a train-the-trainer session.


OBJECTIVES:


• Understand the regulatory requirements for a paid dining assistant program


• Learn the content that must be covered in a paid dining assistant training program


• Describe the key steps in implementing the program and the competency assessment requirements

SEP
16
Mon. 9/16
NEW!

Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) are structures that aid in enhancing the delivery of healthcare at hospitals, providing a mechanism for the community to partner with providers in that goal. PFACs support the healthcare system’s ability to develop and deliver the safest and highest quality care and service to patients and their families while promoting a culture of patient-and family-centered care. The aim of this conference is to aid hospitals in establishing a shared vision for engaging patients and families in their work to improve the health and well-being of the people of New Jersey.


Hospital teams are encouraged to participate in this important didactic learning session to broaden an understanding of how to create the infrastructure to move patient and family engagement to a new level.


Registrants are required to participate in an introductory webinar scheduled for Sept. 5 at 2:00 p.m. A link to the webinar will be provided under a separate email invitation once you have registered for the in-person session.

SEP
18
Wed. 9/18
Wed. 10/16
NEW!

In the healthcare setting, ALL employees may come into contact with a human trafficking victim seeking medical treatment. Having a Human Trafficking Response Program in place usually leads to the victim being identified and rescued. Having this program also fosters a collaborative relationship among law enforcement agencies, victim service providers and the community.


This course will introduce learners to the crime of human trafficking as defined by New Jersey laws and in the United States Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). The historical context of the trafficking of human beings in the United States will be discussed, as well as the legal and investigative elements of these crimes. Prosecutions of human traffickers will be examined to teach learners how human traffickers operate. Learners will also learn how to identify human trafficking victims in a healthcare setting, and what actions should be taken when trafficking is suspected.

SEP
19
Thu. 9/19
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


 

SEP
20
Fri. 9/20

NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. The New Jersey Sharing Network is also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list.


Studies have shown that when organizations come together in an all-teach, all-learn environment, best practices around organ and tissue donation are enhanced and outcomes for increased organ donation are improved. The work of NJ Sharing Network, in collaboration with its hospital partners seek to share knowledge based on organ and tissue donation advocacy in order to spread awareness and increase the number or organ and tissue donations across the state.

SEP
24
Tue. 9/24
NEW!

Each year, nearly 700 New Jersey residents die by suicide. Twice as many people die by suicide in our state than by homicide. Those numbers fail to capture the additional suffering of those with suicide ideation, or families and loved ones impacted by suicide. It's a devastating public health issue that demands dialogue, and yet too often stigma leads to silence.


This program aims to bring suicide out of the shadows with a candid, compassionate conversation with healthcare professionals, the champions who raise awareness and the innovators who help us turn loss into hope.

SEP
25
Wed. 9/25
NEW!

The 2020 ICD-10-CM and PCS updates are effective with discharges on and after October 1, 2019. Will you be ready? This comprehensive webinar will familiarize you with the changes to the diagnosis (CM) and procedure (PCS) code sets that are imperative to know, understand, and implement within your facility.


ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates for 2020 webinar will explain the changes, any new guidelines, codes, and the many changes to the CC/MCCs for FY 2020 that will be implemented on Oct. 1, 2019.


The ICD-10-CM code set for 2020 includes 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revised codes.The ICD-10-PCS code set for 2020 includes 734 new codes; 2 revision titles; and 2056 deleted codes.   


Topics Include: 


Diseases of the:  Blood and Blood Forming Organs, Ear and Mastoid Process; Circulatory System; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue; Genitourinary System; Congenital Malformations; Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Findings; Injuries, Poisoning, and Certain Consequences of External Causes; External Cause of Morbidity; Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Service.

OCT
10

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.




OCT
16
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


 

NOV
5
Tue. 11/5
11/5/19 & 11/6/19
Wed. 11/6
NEW!

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
8
Fri. 11/8
NEW!

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
12
Tue. 11/12
NEW!

The Wound Certification Prep Course is the most advanced, comprehensive review course taught by a team of nationally recognized, ABWM-certified wound specialists. WCPC is the only recommended review course by the ABWM Foundation for clinicians interested in preparing for the CWCA, CWS, or SWSP board certification exams, becoming re-certified, or gaining a better understanding of wound management.


Benefits:



  • Covers the essentials to become wound care certified

  • 94% pass rate: WCPC improves your chances of passing the CWCA, CWS, or CWSP board certification exam

  • Certification lasts 10 years

  • 30-day access to on demand (post-event)


IMPORTANT NOTE:


Please bring a laptop, as you will be given a flash drive with the course content and program for note taking.

NOV
12
Tue. 11/12
NEW!

Now that skilled nursing facilities have had some early experience with PDPM, it’s time to delve into the “pain points” related to Section GG and ICD-10 coding. This seminar will provide your organization with the know-how to identify coding inaccuracies, understand CMS’ intent regarding Section GG, define and explain the components of Section GG and improve documentation to support Section GG coding. In addition, the session will focus on achieving competency and accuracy in ICD-10 coding under PDPM. Expert faculty will lead participants through examples to develop coding mastery.


At the end of this presentation the attendee will:


• Become aware of current coding inaccuracies


• 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


• Apply the coding scale accurately


• Demonstrate documentation supporting coding of Section GG for reimbursement purposes


• Identify gaps in ICD-10 coding competency and skill

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