Education Calendar


MAY
3
NEW!

Since April 2016, many New Jersey hospitals have been required to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory comprehensive joint replacement (CJR) bundling program. As a result of this first mandatory bundling program in the nation, relationships between hospitals, physicians and post-acute providers, such as skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies, have continued to be transformed. NJHA and LeadingAge NJ are hosting this program now that hospitals are in the process of evaluating early results that will determine their performance vis-à-vis financial reconciliation. This program will begin with a look at the national landscape provided by Kelly C. Price, Vice President and Chief of Healthcare Data Analytics, at DataGen, followed by a panel of New Jersey hospitals and post-acute providers that have been engaged in the model who will discuss the operational, data analytic, systems, clinical, network development and other initiatives behind their participation in CJR as well as their plans for moving into year two of the model.

MAY
4
Thu. 5/4
NEW!

With the advent of insurance marketplaces and expansion of Medicaid, rising uncompensated care costs make capturing reimbursements more important than ever.

Join us for a webinar with NJHA Strategic Partner TransUnion and trusted provider of revenue cycle management and value-based care solutions for maximizing reimbursements and reducing costs. TransUnion will demonstrate how eScan®, helps uncover more unidentified sources of payment and coverage than anyone in the industry, with over $9.8 billion in recovered uncompensated care charges and $1.54 billion delivered back to hospitals. eScan® is a post-service eligibility system designed to maximize reimbursements and reduce uncompensated care costs for a hospital or health system which locates previously unknown coverage on an average of 1-5 percent of a provider’s uncompensated care accounts.

The eScan® system leverages patented data mining technology with hundreds of query permutations to deliver a series of automated, customizable reports that identify billable coverage for accounts that are not, and in some cases, cannot be captured on the frontend.

The webinar will highlight how eScan®:

• Runs all accounts against the Medicare Common Working File and state Medicaid databases.
• Ascertains patient demographic discrepancies between the hospital and payer data.
• Identifies commercial policy ID numbers for patients believed to be uninsured.

Previewing the eScan® solution during this webinar will be well worth your time!

Questions? Please contact Stephen Harn for more information about eScan® at 617-383-3373 or email sharn@TransUnion.com.

MAY
10
Wed. 5/10
Wed. 11/8
Wed. 11/15
Wed. 12/6
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: Modifiers Made Simple
Gain an understanding of the NCCI edits, procedure-to-procedure edits, and medically unlikely edits and learn how to append modifiers appropriately to ensure proper reimbursement. Modifiers Made Simple includes E&M modifiers, Modifier 59 and the X-Modifier subcategory, Modifier 50, 33, and more


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.

MAY
16
05/16/17 & 5/25/17
NEW!

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, and personal experiences, that 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.

MAY
17
Wed. 5/17

REGISTRATIONS ARE FOR ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS ONLY & LIMITED TO 50


The Board of Certified Hazard Control Management (BCHCM), which offers the CHSP, CHCM, CPSM, and CPSO credentials developed the CHEP credential to meet the need for a practical but professional certification for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators and associates. The Board received input from practicing healthcare emergency/disaster professionals when developing this designation. The program relies on information, standards and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such as NFPA, ASTM, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, ASHE, and the Joint Commission. Healthcare organizations need professionals that understand how emergency management principles support the healthcare environment of care and the community. Candidates must complete a formal application process and pass the comprehensive closed book CHEP exam of 100 to 120 multiple-choice items. The Board offers certification at the Master and Associate Levels. BCHCM, a non-profit organization established in 1976, has issues more than 6,000 CHSP, CPSM, CPSO, and CHCM credentials. Earning the CHEP certification indicates that the certified professional should be able to effectively support the objectives and goals related to effective healthcare emergency management. Candidates can print the Application and Reference Evaluation Forms from the Board website at www.chcm-chsp.org.

JUN
1
NEW!

A Healthy Work Environment is one that is safe, empowering and satisfying. Parallel to the World Health Organization definition of health, it is not merely the absence of real and perceived threats to health, but a place of “physical, mental, and social well-being,” supporting optimal health and safety. According to the American Nurses Association. A culture of safety is paramount, in which all leaders, managers, healthcare workers and ancillary staff have a responsibility as part of the patient-centered team to perform with a sense of professionalism, accountability, transparency, involvement, efficiency and effectiveness. All must be mindful of the health and safety for both the patient and the healthcare worker in any setting providing healthcare, providing a sense of safety, respect and empowerment to and for all persons.


This full-day conference will provide education on workplace environment issues in the healthcare setting and strategies to enhance the culture of safety of all organizations.

JUN
9
Fri. 6/9
NEW!

Promoting and advancing practice environments that are grounded in research and best practices are critical to achieving optimum patient, staff and organizational outcomes. Due to the dynamic nature of healthcare delivery, nurse leaders are challenged in fostering practice environments that enhance individual and collective performance, satisfaction, empowerment and organizational commitment.


Extensive evidence exists that describes the clinical nurse practice environment and new research has emerged that targets nurse managers. As such, this program will focus on the nurse manager practice environment and evidence-based strategies to support the critical work of nurse managers.

JUN
17
Sat. 6/17
Sat. 8/12
Sat. 9/16
NEW!

FOR SCHOOL NURSES ONLY


Youth Mental Health First Aid® is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. Youth Mental Health First Aid® does not teach participants to diagnose or to provide treatment.

JUN
19
6/19/17 & 6/20/17
Mon. 6/19
Tue. 6/20
NEW!

In July 2016, the 2012 Edition of the NFPA 99 took effect and surveyors have been inspecting facilities using the new code since Nov. 2016. NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code provides minimum health care facility requirements covering a broad spectrum of applications. The 2012 edition includes the most extensive changes since the inception of NFPA 99, including the change from a standard to a code and the shift to a risk-based approach. Day one of this program examines each topic area covered by the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. Where pertinent, other codes and standards will be examined to provide a more complete understanding of NFPA 99 and how it is applied to health care facilities. Day two of the program will focus on providing participants with the information and resources needed to manage a health care facility’s life safety program.

JUN
29
Thu. 6/29
Thu. 9/28
Wed. 12/13
Wed. 12/13
NEW!

Now in it's 12th 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.


Each quarterly program will address new, timely and evolving issues with its own list of agenda topics that are hot-off-the-press.

JUL
19
Wed. 7/19
Wed. 10/18
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


 

OCT
10
NEW!

MUST REGISTER VIA FAX


Despite efforts within healthcare to address challenges in patient safety and quality of care, there continues to be a struggle to reduce errors. Today, organizations are challenged to simultaneously improve quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction as compensation is increasingly tied to performance in all three areas. This highly interactive two-day seminar looks beyond traditional healthcare models by exploring the approaches used at high reliability organizations (HROs). Discover what makes these approaches successful and how you can apply them in your organization.


Participants in this two-day program will receive 12.0 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.