Education Calendar


Regardless of the care setting, the fragile nature of an elderly individual significantly increases 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 faced with the challenge of designing effective risk-assessment mechanisms, establishing follow-up protocols, implementing policies and practices, and educating staff, patients and residents in a way that meets the needs of the communities they serve.

This full day workshop led by Patricia Dykes PhD, RN, RAAN, FACMI, Associate Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior nurse scientist and program director of nursing research at the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, and her team will report out on the progress with Dr. Dykes’ evidence-based Fall TIPS implementation plan. Teams that attend will also discuss strategies, tools, and tactics for sustaining the Fall TIPS program and benefits at their sites. The collaborative will have a chance to develop and report out a project plan for addressing gaps.

Fri. 4/20

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 apart of an interactive seminar focused on emotional well-being, and learn practical strategies you can use in your everyday life to build physical, mental and emotional resilience. Round out the afternoon with guided meditation and deep breathing exercises, aimed at providing you with tools to use for long-term investment in your emotional health.

Tue. 4/24
Tue. 5/8
Tue. 5/15

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.



4/26/18 - 4/27/18

Nurse leaders and aspiring nurse leaders must continually navigate the ever-changing healthcare landscape and play a crucial role in nurturing an innovative environment that provides concreat opportunities for faculty, nurse scientists and bedside staff to try out new ideas. Fostering innovation and promoting an environment that encourages bold thinking, collaboration and answering-seeking ensures that future innovations can flourish.

Please join us at the ONL NJ annual meeting to explore some of the unique innovations and opportunities that New Jersey hospitals and health systems have successfully implemented.

Fri. 4/27

Join representatives from New Jersey's healthcare communities - hospitals, health plans, physicians and life sciences - for a collaborative discussion on the state of healthcare and the challenges and opportunities within the healthcare sector.

Sat. 4/28
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


Mon. 4/30

In late 2017, CMS released preliminary results for the Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundling program. New Jersey hospitals involved in CJR had varying experiences related to quality metrics and reconciliation payments. Early in 2018, CMS decided that New Jersey’s hospitals must continue in the mandatory CJR program, even though other parts of the country are now considered voluntary for purposes of CJR. This seminar will explore the reasons for CMS’ decision to mandate CJR in New Jersey, the experiences of several CJR hospitals to-date, and what to expect going forward. In addition, experts from DataGen will examine the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced rollout that CMS announced in January. This will include a look at the likely participants in New Jersey, impact on hospitals and physicians of BPCI Advanced being an advanced alternative payment model (APM) and the need for post-acute providers to remain engaged and active in this program.


Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Summit

Translational Neuroscience and the Intersection of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders


  • Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

  • Honorable Patrick J. Murphy

  • Dr. Husseini Manji

  • Dr. Jay Lombard

  • Dr. Joseph Rempson

1/24/18 - 5/14/18


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is rolling out the most comprehensive update to the long term care regulations in more than 30 years. This webinar series will focus on the magnitude of these changes in Key areas that are the focus of the new survey process. Faculty who have been on the front-line of training CMS surveyors and have deep experience in survey and certification will translate the complex changes into measurable outcomes and operational reality. The areas of focus are those that are currently guiding surveyor attention and behavior and may also influence survey outcomes. Strategies, tools, and resources will be shared which can be immediately applied in long term organizations.

Tue. 5/22

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.


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

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.


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