Education Calendar


OCT
16
NEW!

On September 8, 2016 CMS finalized Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations on November 16, 2017. The purpose of the rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.


Faculty from CMS Region 2 will provide a review of the provisions that apply to all 17 provider types affected by the final rule, followed by breakout sessions focused on nursing homes and hospitals. Emphasis will be focused on achieving compliance and integrating the Emergency Preparedness regulations into the conditions or requirements for certification.

OCT
17
Tue. 10/17
Tue. 10/31
NEW!

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


 

OCT
18
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
18
10/18/17 & 10/26/17

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.

OCT
24
Tue. 10/24
NEW!

“Critical care is an all-encompassing specialty with almost limitless boundaries. Critical care involves the use of life-sustaining, high-technology medicine catering to a patient population that extends to both extremes of age. In adult ICUs, the average age is increasing and is now commonly well over 60 years. Although ICUs admitting patients for preplanned brief stays after planned major surgery have very low mortality rates, the rates in adults ICUs among patients admitted “for cause” are generally around 15 percent in developed countries. In recent study of Medicare beneficiaries in the United States, 29.2 percent of patients had been treated in an ICU during the last month of their lives. Currently, most deaths in ICUs are expected, and ICU clinicians regularly face the decision of when to change the focus of treatment from attempting to cure to providing palliative care.” (New England Journal of Medicine, 2013)


This full-day conference will provide education on “hot button” critical care issues and creative strategies to tackle new and emerging critical care challenges.

OCT
25
Wed. 10/25
Wed. 11/29
NEW!

Participants will ….
• Learn to recognize clinical indicators to correctly assign codes
• Understand the link between coding and quality
• Learn to correctly code and query for complications of care – HACs, PSI, and PC-01
• Gain an understanding of code specificity and how it affects sequencing, DRG assignment, and denials

OCT
26
Thu. 10/26
NEW!

This program will build upon the June webinar which the Department of Health and the Division of Consumer Affairs discussed the regulations governing the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (HCPRREA). The HCPRREA requires all licensed New Jersey health care entities to report licensed or certified health care professionals whose conduct is impaired and/or who exhibit incompetence or professional misconduct to notify the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Health Care Professional Information Clearing House Coordinator.


The Department of Health regulations under HCPRREA address information that is required to be provided by health care entities to other health care entities in New Jersey as part of the employment process.


Participants will learn about provider and DOH and DCA experiences and lessons learned, as well as the practical, everyday implications of achieving compliance.

OCT
30
Mon. 10/30

Obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In the United States the overall rate of postpartum hemorrhage increased 26 percent between 1994 and 2006. The increase was driven primarily by a 50 percent increase in cased of uterine atony.


Rapid recognition and treatment are necessary to prevent progression of hemorrhage as women can lose large volumes of blood very quickly due to the physiology changes of pregnancy. However, obstetric hemorrhage is also a low-volume, high-risk event for any given birth facility; without advance planning the probability of mounting a rapid, coordinated response is low. Severe hypertension is also a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States a well as New Jersey. Maternal mortality reviews have consistently revealed problems with recognition, communication and effective application of interventions as contributory factors in deaths from maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension.


Birth facilities and health systems that have implemented systematic protocols for recognizing and responding to hemorrhage and hypertension have demonstrated improved outcomes such as decreased use of both blood products and higher-level interventions such as uterine artery embolization and hysterectomy.


This program will familiarize the participants on the AIM toolkit, which was designed to assist birth facilities in demonstrating adoption of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety Hemorrhage Bundle by developing systems that promote readiness, recognition and response to obstetric hemorrhage and hypertension.

NOV
1
NEW!

Join us for a comprehensive program on the latest evidenced-based information for the prevention and management of pressure injuries.


According to the NPUAP, a pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. It can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. It occurs as a result of intense or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear.


Although the terms “decubitus ulcer”, “pressure sore”, and “pressure ulcer” have often been used interchangeably, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) currently considers “pressure injury” the best term to use, given that open ulceration does not always occur.

NOV
8
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.

NOV
8
Wed. 11/8
NEW!

Adverse Drug Events result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths per year at an average cost of $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. This estimate does not include ADEs causing admissions, malpractice and litigation costs, or the cost of injuries to patients. Many ADE injuries and resulting hospital costs can be reduced if hospitals make changes to their systems for preventing and detecting ADEs.


Topics for the conference will include:


1. Outlining Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Joint Commission updates for ADEs.


2. Identifying best practice solutions for adverse drug events


3. Analyzing the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and Board of Medical Examiners (BME) Regulations

NOV
15
Wed. 11/15
NEW!

Improving patient safety and quality of care requires a redesign of relationships in healthcare and a greater emphasis on patient and family engagement (PFE) – often overlooked in quality improvement efforts. Studies suggest that patients and families who feel part of the care team tend to be happier with their care and ultimately have better medical results; are more likely to comply with their treatment and prevention plans; are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors; and they have fewer ED visits and hospitalizations (Green and Hibbard, 2011). Additionally, when patients and families are involved, hospitals and healthcare systems have an opportunity to improve quality and reduce medical errors, healthcare-associated infections and readmissions (AHRQ, 2009)


There are countless ways that patients and families can become engaged. They can serve as advisors to enhance quality and safety, redesign systems of care and educate healthcare professionals and other staff about safety. Some are formal and ongoing, others are time-limited and informal. All are necessary to ensure that care is safe and truly responsive to patient and family needs, priorities, goals and values. (IPFCC, 2004; AHA, 2013).


This full day conference will continue to build on the work of the NJHA Patient and Family Engagement Collaborative webinars and other educational events in encouraging all hospitals in New Jersey engage in patient and family-centered care.

NOV
17
Fri. 11/17
NEW!

The American Nurses Association (ANA, 2015) states that the critical delivery of quality patient care relies on the identification and maintenance of appropriate number and mix of nursing staff. Numerous studies reveal an association between higher levels of experienced RN staffing and lower rates of adverse patient outcomes. When healthcare employers fail to recognize the association between RN staffing and patient outcomes, laws and regulations become necessary (American Nurses Association, 2017). Over the last couple of decades extensive research has reflected both gains in our understanding of nurse staffing and nurses’ work environment and the tasks still ahead of effectively managed staffing (Needleman, 2015).


Many variables influence workplace environments and staffing resources such as financial management of staffing resources, legislation for mandated staffing and research on staffing ratios for the work environment. This education program will examine the American Association of Critical Care Nurses(ACCN) Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Health Work Environments and the variables that go into supporting the model.

NOV
20
Mon. 11/20
NEW!

In-house attorneys, human resources professionals, and compliance officers are regularly called upon to investigate employee workplace complaints, allegations of corporate improprieties. When is the duty to investigate triggered? Who should conduct the investigation? What makes an investigation effective? How will the investigation and its conclusion potentially be used during litigation? Join attorneys from Saul Ewing’s Labor and Employment Practice Group for a full-day executive session addressing these and other difficult questions regarding internal investigations. Dena Calo, Ruth Rauls, and Gillian Cooper will provide in-depth strategies for conducting investigations into employee complaints, while remaining mindful of employee privacy, confidentiality, and retaliation concerns.

DEC
1
NEW!

(ONLY DECEMBER 1st DATE AVAILABLE) Due to an overwhelming response for this program, HRET has added a second date (December 1, 2017). Those interested in attending, should check ONE DATE ONLY on the registration page.


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.


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."

DEC
8
Fri. 12/8
NEW!

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


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 setting and in the post-acute care setting in order to improve quality of patient care and patent safety while reducing excessive costs attributable to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

DEC
8
Fri. 12/8
NEW!

The ONL Annual Meeting & Awards Brunch: Celebrating Nursing Leadership in New Jersey


 


PLEASE FAX TABLE REGISTRATIONS WITH LIST OF ATTENDEES AND FORM OF PAYMENT

DEC
13
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.

DEC
13
Wed. 12/13
NEW!

The updates to the CPT Manual for 2018 will be effective January 1, 2018. 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 2018 CPT codes
• Reduce denials by reporting the 2018 codes accurately and timely by the Jan. 1st effective date

MAR
2
NEW!

This workshop is a deep-dive, application focused, full version of the beginning content in the Nurse Mentoring Institute’s (NMI’s) The Mentoring Difference curriculum, an innovative leadership development curriculum designed to deliver practical, evidence-based training that supports formal and informal leaders in creating and sustaining mentoring culture in their workplace.