Throughout the year, the Association offers various Webinars, Audioconferences, on-site programs and on-line education (carelearning.com) that focuses on health care issues that affect Virginia health systems. View our calendar to see these and other VHHA/VHREF educational offerings throughout the year.
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NOTES: Registration for a program below entitles you to one telephone connection at one location, one master set of handouts (with permission to make additional copies for the participants at your location), one Internet connection and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.
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It is projected that the US will attract one million immigrants a year, mostly of Latino or Asian origin. Because of the significant rise in immigrants, it is critical that hospitals have an effective diversity management program. Cultural competency is essential to close the disparities gap in healthcare. Healthcare services that are respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients can bring about positive patient outcomes. This will include The Joint Commission’s standards that support an effective diversity management program.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CNO, CMO, HR directors, all outpatient and inpatient hospital leadership, nursing leadership, department heads, The Joint Commission coordinators, performance improvement directors, risk managers and compliance officers
As hospitals continue to strive for success in the post reform market, one of the prevailing strategies is effective alignment with physicians. While we are seeing an acceleration of physicians integrating into hospitals and health systems, the operational, financial, and strategic challenges of such a strategy are creating huge unforeseen burdens on hospitals. This session will address best practices, lessons learned, and present examples from organizations who have been successful with hospital-physician alignment arrangements.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CFO, CAO, CMO, trustees, business development and strategic planning leadership, physician services and financial services
There have been extensive changes to the CMS Conditions of Participation for surgery, PACU, and anesthesia guidelines. Hospitals continue to be confused about implementation and compliance issues. Learn from an expert strategies for compliance.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CMO, CNO, chiefs of anesthesia and anesthesiologists, anesthesia assistants, OR directors, ED medical directors and physicians, GI directors, OB directors and nurses, ED directors and staff, PACU managers, medical staff coordinators, medical credentialing staff, Joint Commission coordinators, quality/performance improvement directors, risk managers, safety officers and compliance officers
Medical Necessity: There are so many meanings to this term, but the bottom line “on retrospective review, do you have what is needed to keep your payment?” Learn from an expert strategies to ensure reimbursement.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CFO, CNO, CMO, case managers, outpatient clinical staff, nursing staff, physicians, outpatient departmental managers, inpatient services managers, central supply staff , Chargemaster coordinators, business office staff, patient financial management personnel, compliance staff and all coding, billing and claims transaction staff
Learn from an expert answers to these questions: What is the Medicare Secondary Payer Program (MSP)? How is MSP supposed to work? Why is billing MSP so complicated? What process should we use to properly bill Medicare as secondary? How do we handle working aged secondary? Do provider-based clinics create challenges with MSP? Why do we have so much trouble with Workers’ Compensation? What is a waiver of collection? How does MSP correlate with Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC)? How does MMSEA Section 111 affect filing MSP claims? What happens if we request and receive conditional payment? Are the RACs interested in MSP problems?
Target audience: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, patient financial services, billing staff, claims transaction personnel, utilization review staff, internal auditors, registration personnel, clinical staff, compliance officers, and all personnel having contact with patients
Shifting reimbursement models are making the economics of private practice significantly more challenging. As a result, there is a marked increase in the number of highly integrated arrangements forming between hospitals and physicians. Co-management is emerging as a popular alignment option with the potential to increase physician participation and engagement in hospital service line performance and leadership while allowing them to maintain their independence. During this hour long session, the presenters will discuss a number of topics related to co-management, including an overview of the structure of typical co-management models, a general approach to the development of an arrangement and key legal and service-line specific (e.g., orthopedics, cardiology) considerations.
Target audience: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CAOs, CMOs, trustees, business development and strategic planning leadership, physician services and service line administration/operations