Education Calendar


Join NJHA Strategic Partner Intraprise Health for a feature presentation on its powerful mobile wayfinding app, appropriately called Wayfinding. By presenting directions in the most cognitively friendly manner, Wayfinding lowers patient and visitor anxiety and improves consumer experience, all while promoting your brand and decreasing no shows and last-minute cancellations.


Thinking Outside the Box: Bolstering Response Capabilities, Building Partnerships & Preparing for the Unexpected

Amy Herman will guide us through methods to change the way we look at and respond to events through The Art of Perception.

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial and War Hospital, will share unique circumstances that challenge the way we prepare.

Ocean County Public Health Department's Mukesh Roy and Daniel Reyenye, with Dr. Hillel Peltz from CHEMED Health Center will discuss challenges, partnerships and best practices from their experiences during a measles outbreak.

Elya Baltazar and Rebecca Lis from Northwest Healthcare Response Network, will share their experiences working with community partners to increase medical surge capabilities and share a prepardness curriculum to build community resilience for a disaster.

Tue. 6/4
Tue. 6/25
Tue. 7/9

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.

Wed. 6/5
Wed. 6/26
Wed. 7/10
Wed. 7/31

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

Wed. 6/5

Skilled Nursing Facilities are preparing to transition from the current RUGs IV PPS reimbursement model to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019. There are two primary coding changes that will impact reimbursement under PDPM. The first one is the change from the use of the MDS Section G to using Section GG for the functional components for the PT, OT and nursing Case Mix Indexes (CMI). The second big change is using diagnosis coding as the primary reason for the SNF stay to support the patient characteristics for PT, OT, ST, Nursing and the Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) CMI and reimbursement. This seminar will focus on both the know-how to identify coding inaccuracies, CMS’ intent regarding correct diagnosis and Section GG coding and improved documentation to support both diagnosis coding and Section GG coding. Expert faculty will lead participants through real examples to develop coding mastery.

Thu. 6/6

Surveys in healthcare are critical to healthcare organizations seeking licensure, recognition and accreditation. Utilizing recent Joint Commission data, participants will gain a better understanding of hot-button issues in the area of licensure surveys. Attendees will receive first-hand guidance from speakers from the Joint Commission and New Jersey Department of Health – covering how to best prepare for inspections along with management and compliance techniques that are critical to providers; shared goals of improving quality and safety in patient care.

Fri. 6/7

Passions, and the deeper inner purpose from which they emanate, play a pivotal role in how leaders manage talent, the way teams work and communicate effectively, and how each member of an organization engages with the challenges of the business to achieve outstanding results. In today’s highly commoditized world, nurse leaders face challenges on leveraging not only the skills of their team, but also understanding and harnessing the passions of each individual in order to build and maintain a competitive edge and healthy workforce environment.

Every individual has gifts and talents that can make a lasting impact. However, only a minority of people utilize those gifts and talents to live up to their full potential. Tying your gifts and talents to research with your personal purpose and passion, not only leads to a more successful career, but a significant one.

Most organizations focus on skills and experience when developing top talent or creating teams, but overlook the important factor that determines long-term success. In a word, that factor is “passion.” If you ever thought about doing research but wondered whether you have the ability, this conference will provide the tools for novice and expert researchers to build and refine skills.

Join ONL NJ in exploring the elements for conducting research and how to ignite your passion to transform practice through research.

Tue. 6/11
Thu. 6/20
Thu. 7/18
Wed. 8/7

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


Mon. 6/17

The effects of opioid misuse and overdose have become a national epidemic. Addressing this urgent problem requires a multi-pronged approach to achieve improvement. Hospitals can help to achieve the goal of reducing harm from opioid medications through strategic opioid stewardship programs. Join the New Jersey Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (NJHIIN) for this opioid stewardship workshop to learn how your organization can take an interdisciplinary approach to improve opioid-related outcomes.

4/3/19, 5/15/19, 6/18/19, & 7/11/19
Tue. 6/18
Thu. 7/11

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

Wed. 6/19

The Institute for Quality and Patient Safety has been funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead providers as a Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC), one of only 13 in the country. The Quality Institute is partnering with stakeholders, including payers, in a more structured format to improve the quality of care and safety that New Jersey mothers and infants deserve. NJPQC supports New Jersey birthing hospitals in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality through the implementation of the Obstetric Hemorrhage and Severe Hypertension bundles. In accordance with the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM), this initiative assists participating hospitals with the adoption of safety bundles by developing systems that promote readiness, recognition and response to obstetric hemorrhage and hypertension.

Please join us at the NJPQC Reducing Maternal Morbidity: QI Bootcamp, as we take steps in achieving these quality improvement goals.

Thu. 6/27

Just 95 days from the date of this seminar, the Patient Driven Payment Model will take effect for skilled nursing facilities. Is your nursing home ready? Are hospitals ready? This seminar will feature Health Dimensions Group’s team of experts as captains of the journey to success under PDPM. Starting with the most current policy clarifications from CMS and context under Medicare reform, this program will engage attendees in activities that gauge readiness and steer them towards areas to focus on as they are making final preparations for implementation this summer. Our focus will be on rehabilitation, coding and documentation, and operational excellence. The program will utilize case studies and an interactive approach in order to ensure that key takeaway messages are reinforced.

Tue. 5/28
Fri. 5/31

Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing people with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and the mental stress of the terminal diagnosis. The goal of such therapy is to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. Evidence as of 2016 supports improvement in quality of life elements of palliative care.

Wed. 7/17
Wed. 10/16
Wed. 12/11

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



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.


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.


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