Education Calendar


MAR
30
Thu. 3/30
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.

APR
5
Wed. 4/5
Wed. 4/26
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.

APR
13
Thu. 4/13
NEW!

Today, information security impacts every aspect of a healthcare organization -- operational performance, brand perception, market value, compliance and even the bottom line. Yet, many organizations lack an effective and simple Information Security Management Program (ISMP) roadmap.


CIOs and CISOs must be prepared to present a thoughtful, refined and simple plan to their executive and peer leadership teams that demonstrates a well-organized, prioritized and systematic approach to address the organization’s cybersecurity risks.


This webinar will highlight the steps to build an ISMP roadmap to suit your organization's culture and budget, focusing on the top cybersecurity priorities using the "CARVER" process, as well as leveraging your organizational and IT strengths.


BluePrint Healthcare IT’s cybersecurity experts will be joined by Joe Carr, NJHA’s own CIO. Together, they will outline steps that you can take to build a customized ISMP roadmap in less than one day.


Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, the learner should be able to:
1. Conduct a gap analysis of the ISMP roadmap
2. Build a Gantt Chart view of the ISMP roadmap
3. Utilize the CARVER framework to define overall priorities
4. Pinpoint key adjustments in the planning process

APR
18
Tue. 4/18
NEW!

Hear from National Experts on hot topics like mergers and acquisitions, the first hundred days in the new TRUMP administration and what this means for New Jersey, using emotional intelligence to guide thinking and behavior, and how to build your career path.

APR
18
Tue. 4/18
NEW!

As an innovative geo-solution, NJHA ChimeMaps uses advanced mapping techniques to provide key actionable insights based on hospital, health, and population data.


Join us for a Webinar…on April 18 at 2:30 p.m.


NJHA and the Connecticut Hospital Association will provide an overview into how NJHA ChimeMaps can offer value and innovative ways for member hospitals to gain key actionable insights from data, including hospital, health and population information.


In doing so, we will highlight how NJHA ChimeMaps is being used by hospitals for service line analysis, market assessment, intervention planning and community health needs evaluation. Join this webinar as we will clearly:



  • Demonstrate the ways in which hospitals are leveraging NJHA ChimeMaps for targeted analysis, market assessments, and business planning

  • Highlight how NJHA ChimeMaps is being used as a critical tool in the development of community health needs assessments (CHNAs) and related analyses

  • Identify insights and opportunities available to hospitals using NJHA ChimeMaps to navigate the evolving health care landscape

  • Outline the shared best practices among hospitals using NJHA ChimeMaps.


Register today!


Questions? Contact NJHA’s Jo Ann Morgano; 609-936-2199; jmorgano@njha.com.

APR
19
Wed. 4/19
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


 

APR
20
April 20-21, 2017
NEW!

There is growing evidence in the nursing literature about the positive impact of healthy work environments on staff satisfaction, retention, improved patient outcomes and organizational performance. Many organizations have launched efforts to improve their work environments. Achievement of Magnet® designation is considered to be the gold standard for hospitals who seek to build professional practice environments that are healthy and support the work of nurses. Findings from a growing body of nursing research have provided evidence supporting that Magnet® hospitals have increased patient and nurse satisfaction, improved recruitment and retention of nurses, and improved patient outcomes. Workplaces can be healthy if nurses and employers are resolute in their desire to address not only the physical environment, but also less tangible barriers to staff and patient safety. However, we know that this will not happen without an understanding of the factors contributing to unhealthy work environments and a commitment to embrace solutions. The ingredients for success — skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition and authentic leadership.

APR
21
Fri. 4/21
NEW!

Nursing home administrators and others engaged in the management of nursing homes are consistently faced with complex, challenging and changing operational, clinical and legal situations that require a firm understanding of business and clinical ethics as well as federal and state compliance mandates. NJHA and LeadingAge NJ have partnered with the law firm of Epstein Becker and Green and the NJ Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsperson to offer this program that will satisfy the four hours of ethics content for administrator licensure. It will focus on the corporate compliance and ethics provisions of the final nursing home requirements of participation, federal fraud and abuse laws and regulations, anti-kickback and office of inspector general guidance related to new business relationships, identifying and investigating negligence, elder abuse and financial exploitation, using POLST appropriately and transforming advanced illness care.

APR
25
Tue. 4/25
NEW!

This program is designed to project the possibility of replacement components such as high-risk pools, broader use of health savings accounts, age-based tax credits and cross-state sale of insurance products, and their potential impact on the healthcare market. This program will also explore the potential ramifications of block grants or per capita cap spending restrictions on state Medicaid programs and providers. In short, it will address what does a provider need to know and how can they best prepare.

APR
26
Wed. 4/26
NEW!

The LGBT community continues to be an underserved population in the healthcare field, with poorer health outcomes related to stigma and barriers to care than the heterosexual community. In conjunction with NJHA’s LGBT Community Health Workgroup, this no-cost program will help healthcare workers develop LGBT cultural competencies with a particular focus on resources to aid in educating patients and families and significant other inclusion, the collection of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) data and understanding the unique health needs and outcomes of the LGBT population.

MAY
1
NEW!

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy Founder, The Kennedy Forum Co-Founder, One Mind Author, A Common Struggle Co-Founder, Advocated for Opioid Recovery (AOR) with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones http://www.opiodrecovery.org/ Target Audience: C-suite leaders, physicians, nurses, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, public health professionals, pharmacist, quality improvement specialist.

MAY
3
Wed. 5/3
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
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
NEW!

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.

MAY
25
Thu. 5/25
NEW!

Regardless of the care setting, the fragile nature of an elderly individual significantly increase the risk for falls or falls with serious injury or disability. Individuals moving from one level of care to another experience changes in level of need based on diagnoses, co-morbid conditions, response to treatment or the natural changes related to the aging process. Providers are faces with the challenge of deigning effective risk assessment mechanism, establishing follow-up protocols, implementing policies and practices, and educating staff, patients and residents in a way that meet the needs of the communities they serve.


This full day workshop led by Patricia Dykes, Ph.D, RN, RAAN, FACMI, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Sr. Nurse Scientist Program Director, Nursing Research, Center for Nursing Excellence at Brighman and Women’s Hospital and her team will provide hands-on education around falls prevention and a step-by-step implementation plan for Dr. Dykes’s evidence-based TIPS program. Teams that attend the workshop will enter into the NJ TIPS Collaborative led by Dr. Dykes which will include monthly calls to report on progress including adherence data (process measures) and outcomes (patient falls/injuries) with ongoing support to overcome challenges, review and revise tools. The Collaborative will also have the chance to report out and publish their results.


Topics for the conference will include:


1. Falls knowledge pre-test, assessment and gap analyses


2. In-depth education into the Fall TIPS Program


3. Overview of evaluation and measurement, including process and outcome measures

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.