Education Calendar


The New Jersey Hospital Association’s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is committed to working with its members to improve hospital Antimicrobial stewardship programs and associated patient outcomes.

Improving the use of antimicrobials in healthcare to protect patients and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance is a national priority. Antimicrobial stewardship refers to a set of commitments and actions designed to “optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antimicrobial use.”

The mission of the NJHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning Action Collaborative is to promote the use of the appropriate agent, dose, duration, and route of administration of antimicrobial agents both in the acute care and post-acute care settings in order to improve quality of patient care and patient safety while reducing excessive costs attributable to inappropriate antimicrobial use.


This workshop will focus on educating and engaging infection preventionists in state and federal legislative and regulatory issues. The workshop will feature subject matter experts from both the national Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the New Jersey Department of Health. The day will provide an opportunity for subject matter experts and infection preventionists to learn from each other and work together to create a greater understanding of local and national infection prevention issues.

Wed. 9/12
Wed. 10/10
Wed. 11/14

Participants will ….
• Learn to recognize clinical indicators to correctly assign codes
• Gain an understanding od the link between coding and quality
• Learn to correctly code and query for complications of care – HACs, PSI, and PC-01
• Learn to correctly code and query for complicatons of care - HACs, PSI and PC-01

Wed. 9/19
Wed. 10/3
Wed. 10/24
Wed. 11/7

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.


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.

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




Researchers agree that Population Health encompasses the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. It is incumbent that healthcare leaders understand that such population health outcomes are the product of multiple determinants of health including medical care, public health, genetics, behaviors and social and environmental factors. This highly interactive two-day seminar looks beyond traditional strategic modeling by exploring approaches used nationally. Discover what makes these approaches successful and how you can apply them in your organization.

Mon. 10/29
Tue. 10/30
10/29/18 & 10/30/18

This fast-paced grogram offers an overview of the changes and revisions that frequently occur within the Joint Commission 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.

Day one features Joint Commission Resources Inc. providing an in-depth overview on 2019 Joint Commission Updates, while day two will focus on the Environment of Care/Life Safety and Emergency Management Updates.


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