Education Calendar


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.

Wed. 5/23

This webinar will feature the services of new NJHA Strategic Partner, F.E. DiBacco, Inc., a specialist in the review of corporate and institutional depository relationships.

The webinar will focus on the continuing trend of rising banking fees and where bank line item errors and overcharges are often masked and overlooked.  With a focus to help identify and reduce fees, F.E. DiBacco performs a thorough analysis of bundled charges that are often buried and hard to detect. F.E. DiBacco will demonstrate its unique approach, that uses proprietary patented software, that goes beyond a summary view by drilling down further and showing how pricing is analyzed in different ways, by product groups, subsidiary accounts and against benchmarks. 

To accomplish this analysis, F.E. DiBacco utilizes its extensive banking experience coupled with its patented software system, that includes pricing studies and fee updates from over 1100 banks.  F.E. DiBacco provides unique value by certifying that transaction volume and line item charges are actually necessary and that unit pricing is fair and equitable.

NJHA used the services of F.E. DiBacco and experienced a 36 percent reduction in its bank fees.

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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.


Among the most fundamental indicators of a nation’s health status are perinatal morbidity and mortality. The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) – a network of OB hospitals, perinatal care clinicians and other providers, public health professionals, maternal and child organizations and other key stakeholders – is working to address some of New Jersey’s most critical perinatal health issues, such as having one of the highest C-section rates in the nation (36%) and ranked 35th in maternal mortality in the country (11.2 per 10,000 births). Thirty-seven women die, on average, for every 100,000 live births in New Jersey, compared with 20 nationally. African-American women in New Jersey are also five times more likely than their white counterparts to die from pregnancy-related complications.

The NJPQC is working with its partners and participating hospitals to test, evaluate and spread best practices – through comprehensive provider and community education – to improve the quality of perinatal care, improve population-level outcomes in maternal and infant health, and reduce disparities. This full day conference will familiarize participants with the NJPQC projects: NJ AIM obstetrics hemorrhage and severe hypertension bundle implementation and the NTSV C-Section reduction initiative. Teams that attend will also learn about strategies, tools, and tactics for sustaining these efforts at their facility from leaders that have implemented this work in other states.

Tue. 6/5

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.

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


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 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