October


The New LTC Survey Process & Interpretive Guidelines - October 3, 2017

On October 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicine and Medicaid Services finalized updated requirements of participation for long term care facilities. In addition, CMS announced plans to implement a revised survey process effective November 2017, to coincide with the implementation of the second phase of the RoPs. The New Jersey Department of Health will teach participants how the revised survey process will be conducted and focus on key aspects of the new Interpretive Guidelines and the F-Tag structure.

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Susan Kelly Presentation 1

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Susan Kelly Presentation 2

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Pamela Lebak Presentation

Focus on Nursing Homes & Hospitals:

CMS' Emergency Preparedness Requirements - October 16, 2017

On September 8, 2016, CMS finalized Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. Health care providers and suppliers affected by the 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 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 certifications.

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Overview Presentation

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Miller Presentation

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Meredith Presentation

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Healthcare Ethics Committe Symposium - October 18th & 26th

The Healthcare Ethics Committe 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.

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October 18th Presentation

Critical Care Symposium - Putting New Evidence into Practice - October 24, 2017

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

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Todd Rice Presentation

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Wesley Ely Presentation

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Clareen Weincek Presentation

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Lori Dambaugh Presentation

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David Kaufman Presentation

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Lewis Rubinson Presentation

Operational Realities of Complying with the HCPRREA - October 26, 2017

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

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Stephanie Mazgai Presentation

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Francine C. Wildrich Presentation

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Jack Wenik Presentation

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Statewide Perinatal Safety Collaborative Fall Learning Session - October 30, 2017

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.

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Elizabeth Howell Presentation

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Peter Bernstein Presentation

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Debra Bingham Presentation

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Patricia Suplee Presentation

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