Education Calendar


MAR
26
NEW!

Rehabilitation hospitals have begun to make this transition from Functional Independence Measure (FIM) to Section GG in preparation for reimbursement changes that will take effect on October 1, 2019. This seminar will provide your organization with the know-how to identify coding inaccuracies, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intent regarding Section GG, define and explain the components of Section GG, and improve documentation to support Section GG coding. Expert faculty will lead participants through real examples to develop coding mastery.


At the end of this presentation the attendee will: • Understand the transition from FIM to Section GG coding for reimbursement starting October 2019


• Become aware of current coding inaccuracies of the submitted Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility- Patient Assessment Instrument Section for QRP


• Demonstrate an understanding of the intent and guidelines of Section GG as outlined by CMS


• Be able to define and explain each component of Section GG for self-care and mobility items


• Apply the coding scale accurately to capture the usual performance utilizing real IRF patient examples


• Demonstrate documentation supporting coding of Section GG for reimbursement purposes

MAR
28
3/28/19 & 3/29/19

Please join us at the ONL NJ annual meeting to explore the meaning of disruptive innovation and how it can expand nursing practice from the status quo to nurses practicing to the full extent of their education and training.

APR
2

Joing us for frank talk about health equity and unconscious bias to improve health for all New Jerseyans

APR
3
Wed. 4/3
Wed. 5/15
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

APR
16
Tue. 4/16

INNOVATIONS IN PALLIATIVE & EOL CARE POSTERS REQUESTED!!!


Defined by the World Health Organization in 1990, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but emotional, social and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process. Come join us in a substantive discussion around Embracing Palliative Care in Practice.

APR
17
Wed. 4/17
Wed. 7/17
Wed. 10/16
Wed. 12/11
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
17
Wed. 4/17
NEW!

The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) in July 2015 to increase the competency of healthcare and public healthcare workers and the capability of healthcare facilities to deliver safe, efficient patient care. The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York City Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. All three healthcare institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently over the past two years to share their knowledge with ohter healthcare facilities and public health jurisdicitions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, education and training tool for healthcare systems throughout the United States.

APR
18
Thu. 4/18
NEW!

Are you caught up in blunders that keep you stuck? frustrated and even emotionally drained? Join your colleagues for a day that’s all about you. Be part of an interactive seminar focused on exploring the essential differences in how people think and act and how to break down tough topics with a focus on listening, teamwork and unconscious bias. The day will progress into emotional well-being, using practical strategies you can use in your everyday life to build physical, mental and emotional resilience. Round out the day with, chair massages and Reiki therapy and on-site unique vendors.

APR
25
Thu. 4/25
NEW!

Sexual assault and abuse of elders living in nursing homes and other senior living environments is a significant issue that often goes unreported. Residents are more physically and cognitively frail than ever before and are increasingly vulnerable to this type of abuse. Residents, families and staff often do not know what to do if they suspect sexual abuse has occurred. This program will focus on the prevention and detection of sexual abuse, the many ethical concerns related to sexual abuse, best practices in training and advocacy on behalf of residents, liability and regulatory concerns and strategies for risk management.

APR
29
Mon. 4/29
NEW!

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 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 embarking on a second year, 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 focus on the efforts of the NJPQC and its workgroups, including the current QI 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 best practice hospitals in New Jersey and leaders that have implemented this work in other states.

APR
30
4/30/19 & 5/7/19

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.


Ethics committees come in all shapes, sizes and stages of development; their members bring varying skill sets, knowledge bases and levels of experience. Because the program’s central focus will be skills and strategies to enhance healthcare ethics committees as organizational resources, this intensive two-day symposium is essential for anyone who chairs, serves on or supports healthcare ethics committees

APR
30
Tue. 4/30
NEW!

The New Jersey Department of Health has approved a paid dining assistant curriculum for nursing homes that is compliant with CMS regulations for employing paid dining assistants. This webinar is designed as a train-the-trainer session for primary instructors who are registered nurses, as well as other members of the team (dietitians, occupational therapist, speech language pathologists, etc.) who may be involved in training paid dining assistants. In order to conduct a paid dining assistant program, the primary instructor must have completed a train-the-trainer session.


OBJECTIVES:


 Understand the regulatory requirements for a paid dining assistant program


 Learn the content that must be covered in a paid dining assistant training program


 Describe the key steps in implementing the program and the competency assessment requirements

MAY
9
May Sessions
October Sessions
NEW!

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.




MAY
14
Tue. 5/14
Fri. 9/20
NEW!

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.

MAY
17
Fri. 5/17
NEW!

As we strive to build an even greater understanding of the best ways to transform care and education the workforce to perform even more efficiently and effectively in the future, we need to recalibrate the working foundation for how leaders should nurture the process for innovation among care teams and transform care across the continuum of care.


Please join us at the "Innovations Across the Care Continuum" program to explore some of the unique innovations and opportunities that New Jersey hospitals and health systems have successfully implemented to improve transitions of care.

JUN
3
NEW!

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.

JUN
7
Fri. 6/7
NEW!

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.

DEC
12
NEW!

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