Education Calendar

Tue. 4/24
Tue. 5/8
Tue. 5/15

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: 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 III:  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.

Session IV:  E&M Coding and Documentation for Physician Offices
In the professional coding and billing setting, learn the importance of complete and accurate documentation and E&M code assignment.



Fri. 4/27

Join representatives from New Jersey's healthcare communities - hospitals, health plans, physicians and life sciences - for a collaborative discussion on the state of healthcare and the challenges and opportunities within the healthcare sector.

Sat. 4/28
Wed. 7/18
Wed. 10/17
Wed. 12/12

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


Mon. 4/30

In late 2017, CMS released preliminary results for the Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundling program. New Jersey hospitals involved in CJR had varying experiences related to quality metrics and reconciliation payments. Early in 2018, CMS decided that New Jersey’s hospitals must continue in the mandatory CJR program, even though other parts of the country are now considered voluntary for purposes of CJR. This seminar will explore the reasons for CMS’ decision to mandate CJR in New Jersey, the experiences of several CJR hospitals to-date, and what to expect going forward. In addition, experts from DataGen will examine the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced rollout that CMS announced in January. This will include a look at the likely participants in New Jersey, impact on hospitals and physicians of BPCI Advanced being an advanced alternative payment model (APM) and the need for post-acute providers to remain engaged and active in this program.


Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Summit

Translational Neuroscience and the Intersection of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders


  • Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

  • Honorable Patrick J. Murphy

  • Dr. Husseini Manji

  • Dr. Jay Lombard

  • Dr. Joseph Rempson

1/24/18 - 5/14/18


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is rolling out the most comprehensive update to the long term care regulations in more than 30 years. This webinar series will focus on the magnitude of these changes in Key areas that are the focus of the new survey process. Faculty who have been on the front-line of training CMS surveyors and have deep experience in survey and certification will translate the complex changes into measurable outcomes and operational reality. The areas of focus are those that are currently guiding surveyor attention and behavior and may also influence survey outcomes. Strategies, tools, and resources will be shared which can be immediately applied in long term organizations.


This two-day intensive program will include thought leaders in the Medicare Advantage arena. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in focused presentations on topics including;

  • Oversight and regulations governing MA plans

  • Benefit design and value-based contracting

  • MA pla compliance challenges

  • MA plan appeal rules

The faculty includes representatives from the Centers for Medicar and Medicaid Services, the law firm of King & Spaulding, ECG Mangement Consultants, Avalere Health, Manatt and Health Management Associates.

Tue. 5/22

The presentation, “Staying Legal in a Political World, will give attendees a way to think about the myriad laws that affect political activity. Special emphasis will be given to the issues most likely to affect incorporated hospitals and other, similar businesses, in the area of campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, federal and state gift regulation, and IRS treatment of political activity.

The presentation will weave these subjects together, starting from the perspective of how to help companies meet what can seem like diverse and seemingly irreconcilable objectives: advancing their policy objectives, while maintaining a culture of compliance and managing their public reputations in an adversarial and capricious political environment.

Thu. 5/24

Please join an in-depth discussion on modern nursing workforce trends to promote high-value care for healthcare consumers. National experts, nursing leaders, policymakers and front-line RNs will join this important dialogue on healthy work environments, staff empowerment, shared governance and innovation in workforce.


Effective interdisciplinary teams are the foundation upon which successful Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) are built and sustained. It is often difficult for clinicians and others who have been part of teams in other healthcare settings to adapt to the PACE environment as a team leader. This seminar will cover what is so special about the interdisciplinary team in PACE, who should be part of the IDT, team dynamics and using data to drive team discussions. The goal of the day is for participants to learn how to achieve excellence and become a high-functioning and effective and effective interdisciplinary team leader.


1. Understand the roles of IDT members and facilitators

2. Learn what PACE IDTs do and what an IDT agenda should look like

3. Identify what makes an IDT high-functioning and how to see problems within an IDT

4. Learn how to use data to drive IDT discussion and functioning

5. Identify ways to grow and learn together as part of a PACE IDT

Wed. 6/6
Fri. 6/8


Most healthcare providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defenses that carry them through and let them “get the job done.” Yet sometimes the emotional aftershock (or stress reaction) can be difficult. Signs and symptoms of this emotional aftershock may last a few days, a few weeks, a few months or longer.

WHO IS A SECOND VICTIM? Second victims are “healthcare providers who are involved in an unanticipated adverse patient event, medical error and/or a patient-related injury and become victimized in the sense that the provider is traumatized by the event.’ Frequently, second victims…

Thu. 6/7

What behaviors strengthen nursing practice? Learn how the interactions of leaders and colleagues impact both our job satisfaction and patient outcomes. Susan Scott, PhD., RN, shares insights on her research related to second victim. Attendees will understand the Second Victim Phenomenon, how to avoid it and how to support her experience of cultivating an area of interest and creating a program of research.

Research related to workplace environment, unique educational strategies for engaging students or clinical nurses, as well as selecting the correct instrument to measure outcomes will be included in this full-day program. During the poster sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with seasoned and novice researchers as they discuss issues impacting nurses in New Jersey and across the Country.

5/9/18 & 6/18/18

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.


The updates to the CPT Manual for 2019 are effective January 1, 2019.  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 2019 CPT codes

  • Reduce denials by reporting the 2019 codes accurately and timely by the Han. 1st effective data