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Engaging Community Members to Cultivate a Culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care Webinar
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This webinar is canceled.  The next one will be held on December 19, 2017.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care.  Through these webinars, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it.  There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for each webinar is required.  Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare is the presenter.

The monthly webinars are being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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HRO Cause Analysis - Two-Day Training
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This two-day session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 5 and December 6, 2017.  Cause analysis teaches staff how to evaluate events, patterns of events, and causes of events, and then helps staff ascertain how to implement solutions.  The sessions are for quality, safety, risk management, and other staff who respond to events. 

Medical, Nursing, and Quality continuing education credits are offered for these sessions.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.  Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00.

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125
  • Other Member: $150
  • Non-Member: N/A

Lean principles and methodology are valuable in improving healthcare, but evidence shows that learning about the principles and methodology is simply not enough. In order to get the desired results, the principles must be applied. This program—a follow-up to CHA’s two-part Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—provides an overview of the methodology and tools needed for planning process improvement initiatives in your organization.

This is a “how to make it happen session” and will explain (and provide examples of) the elements of an effective project charter, a pre-requisite to any successful improvement initiative. When properly prepared, the charter focuses the team on the business case, problems, objectives, outcomes, and is a major factor in preventing project scope creep.
Participants are asked to bring with them a process improvement opportunity currently under consideration at their facility, enabling them to create a draft charter as part of their actionable plan toward their process improvement initiative.

NOTE: This program is designed for those that attended CHA’s Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—or those with a basic understanding of Lean principles and familiarity with the terminology. Clinical leaders, operational managers, continuous improvement coordinators and other change agents will benefit from learning this methodology to properly plan team oriented improvement initiatives.

Breakfast will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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HIIN: An Introduction to Microsystems: Change at the Unit Level
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Change is hard, and changing multiple people to adopt evidence-based models of care in healthcare has been shown to take 17 years, according to the National Academy of Medicine. But there is evidence that supports models of change. Join national speakers as they discuss how to use personality types, team models, and new processes to create and sustain change at the unit level.

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Changes in CPT/HCPCS for 2018
Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $250
  • Other Member: $275
  • Non-Member: $375

CPT and HCPCS codes are the primary codes that describe individual hospital services that are billed to all payers. These code sets are revised annually with codes that are added, deleted, or revised. This workshop will provide analysis of all CPT changes, including the 176 new, 60 revised, and 82 deleted 2018 CPT codes—including significant changes to high-volume diagnostic imaging services. Additionally, the new evaluation and management services, including collaborative care management and anti-coagulation management will be covered, along with continued bundling of code pairs, analysis of every change by body system, plus radiology, lab, and medicine. The workshop will also include information on
new services and procedures, new and revised coding guidelines, and all changes to the HCPCS code set which is maintained by CMS.

Each program participant will receive a comprehensive manual that outlines all the key code changes in 2018.

Breakfast will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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OPPS Final Rule for 2018
Thursday, December 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $250
  • Other Member: $275
  • Non-Member: $375

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule for 2018. The 2018 OPPS Final Rule contains a major payment reduction for 340B discount drugs, significant changes to the Inpatient Only Procedure List, changes to packaging policies—including drug administration packaging, and restructuring of radiology and other APCs. This workshop will cover final payment rates and status indicators for new and existing codes. As always, billing compliance will be an important part of this presentation.

Each program participant will receive a comprehensive manual that outlines all the key code changes in 2018.

Lunch will be provided; registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m.

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Engaging Community Members to Cultivate a Culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care Webinar
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care.  Through these webinars, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it.  There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for each webinar is required.  Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare is the presenter.

The monthly webinars are being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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Medicare Annual Update
Thursday, December 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $25
  • Other Member: N/A
  • Non-Member: N/A

This program, co-sponsored with the Connecticut Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), features presentations by the National Government Services (NGS) and Reimbursement Alliance Group. Representatives from NGS will share its annual cost report update, including information on S-10, wage index, occupational mix, treatment of bad debts, PS&R reports, and more. Representatives from Reimbursement Alliance Group will focus its presentation on MACRA and MIPS, including information on the OPPS Final Rule, section 603, updates from Washington, and more.

This session is designed for reimbursement staff from acute care hospitals.

Lunch will be provided; registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m.

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Engaging Community Members to Cultivate a Culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care Webinar
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care.  Through these webinars, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it.  There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for each webinar is required.  Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare is the presenter.

The monthly webinars are being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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Issue-Based Forum: Patient Access Rights and Release of Information
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: No Fee for Acute Care Members
  • Other Member: No Fee for Other Members
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA members are invited to attend an issue-based forum with a focus on assisting hospitals
with achieving understanding and compliance related to patient access rights and release
of information, including an emphasis on the nuances specific to substance use treatment
records. There is no cost associated with this event, which is intended for a broad hospital audience.

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