April


Guardianship & End of Life - April 3, 2018

Attendees will be educated on the emergent issues and law surrounding guardianship and end of life care in the healthcare setting, with topics that include:

  1. Gearing up for Guardianship - Estate planning, advanced directives, life supoort decisions - and what to do when there is nothing on file;
  2. Statutory requirements for declairing an adult incapacitated and appointing a Guardian;
  3. Guardianship Proceeding procedures - OSC, Compliant, Physicians' Certifications' interested parties, etc.;
  4. Potential Problems - Family objections, choice of guardian, litigation; and
  5. Requirements of Guardian - Fiduciary duties, best practices, and yearly accounting;
  6. Difficult decisions for patients nearing the end of life; and
  7. What tools do we have in NJ to assist with EOL decisions?

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Jeanne Kerwin Presentation

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Stein & Kertz Presentation

Unique Apects of Advance Care Planning with Assisted Living Residents and Families - April 5, 2018

New Jersey's annual assisted living resident profile survey has demonstrated that residents are aging in place and new residents are older and have more complex healthcare needs when they come to live in assisted living communities. As these trends continue, communities will continue to grapple with advance care planning and the challenging conversations surrounding the clinical capabilities of assisted living communities as well as the expectations of families, residents and staff. This half day program will help communities', administrators, nurses, social workers and others involved in the advance care planning understand the issues from different perspectives and provide practical strategies for more effective advance care planning.

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Judith Parnes Presentation (1)

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Judith Parnes Presentation (2)

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Loretta Kaes Presentation

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What Have We Learned From CJR & What to Expect From BPCI Advanced

April 30, 2018

In late 2017, CMS released preliminary results for the Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) mandatory bundling program. New Jersey hospital 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 DataDen 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 provicers to remain engaged and active in this program.

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D Hurteau Presentation

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A Dahl Presentation

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Atlantic Health Presentation

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CentraState Presentation

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Hackensack Meridian Presentation

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Hayne & Sommer Presentation