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 webinar 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.
VHREF requires payment in advance of any program. You may remit payment online using our secure online credit card system or print your registration confirmation e-mail to request payment by check.
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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
Payers are pushing and providers are adopting new payment mechanisms known as “value-based” models. Perhaps the most popular value-based model being adopted is bundled payments where care is delivered for a fixed price. Unlike the current care delivery and financial world, bundled payment models force providers to deliver, monitor, and account for patient care in new ways. And, as always, this is putting stress on IT to support and deliver success. Widespread adoption of these models seems inevitable at this point. IT will be the key to success for any health care organization. This webinar will take attendees through a complete bundled payment project demonstrating the critical role of IT along the way. While the focus will be on the provider perspective, the payer view will also be covered.
Target audience: CIO, CFO, CMO, CMIO, IT directors/managers
More significant than the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are the pressures businesses and transparency are having on the need for healthcare managers (and providers) to understand the principles of healthcare finance and their application in the management of healthcare organizations. Participants in this session will gain an appreciation of the fundamental behaviors (and incentives) that have driven financial decision-making in the U.S. health care system from a historical perspective, how they are changing, and the steps organizations need to take to survive and succeed in a transparent environment.
One of the underlying goals of health reform is to engage consumers so they take a more active role in the decisions that affect their health, including the selection of their health care providers. This change requires providers to better understand their costs and their quality and how their value proposition compares to competitors. Organizations that fail to understand their value proposition, particularly compared to the value proposition of their competitors, are at risk of losing business and eventually going out of business.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CNO, department heads, hospital leadership, nursing leadership, nurses and other hospital professionals interested in management and nursing home administrators
Restraint and Seclusion is a significant compliance issue with both CMS and The Joint Commission. The restraint policy is one of the hardest to write and understand for hospitals. This program will simplify and take the mystery out of the Restraint and Seclusion interpretive guidelines. It will also provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards.
Target audience: CEO, COO, CMO, CNO, all clinical nursing leadership, ED directors, ED physicians, medical staff coordinators, professional staff nurses, department directors, The Joint Commission coordinators, performance improvement directors, risk managers, safety officers and compliance officers
HIPAA audits are approaching for covered entities from multiple agencies these days. OCR will soon release their new audit protocol and select the next round of entities to be audited. CMS is auditing covered entities that received money from the Meaningful Use of a Certified Electronic Health Record Technology. To make matters more intense, these audits give the covered entity very little time to respond. This webinar will show participants how they can create an in-house auditing program so when their turn to get audited comes they will have all the information documented in one place and know their deficiencies and have a plan to be successful in shoring them up.
Target audience: CEOs, CFOs, ISOs, CIOs, IT directors, nurse executives, physician leaders
Learn from an expert answers to these questions: Why do hospitals establish provider-based clinics? What are the advantages to physicians for being in a provider-based clinic? Why are there ambiguities in the provider-based rule (PBR)? Do we have to meet each and every criterion in order to establish provider-based status? Which required criteria present special problems? When is CMS interested in making a determination that an operation is provider-based? What CMS-855 enrollment forms must be completed relative to provider-based clinics? How do the physician supervision requirements affect provider-based status? What special coding and billing requirements are required for provider-based clinics? What if we are outside the 35-mile default limit? What if we have a facility in which part is provider-based and part is freestanding? What if we have space that is used jointly by both the hospital and other providers? What kind of signage is really necessary? How do we report changes in provider-based operations? How do we go about auditing our provider-based operations? Are there differences for provider-based operation in the hospital vs. on-campus vs. off-campus?
Target audience: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, financial analysts, outpatient department/clinic managers and administrators, provider-based clinic leadership, Chargemaster coordinators, claims transaction staff, coding and billing personnel and compliance personnel
This program addresses the motivational factors for today’s healthcare professionals and strategies to inspire these employees to do their best work.
Target audience: CEO, CNO, hospital and nursing leadership, HR directors, The Joint Commission coordinators, nursing home administrators and others interested in management
With protected health information easily changing hands between business associates, contractors, and subcontractors breach risk grows exponentially. It’s not enough anymore to hope that a break does not happen and rely on the business associate agreements when they do. Covered entities must take a different approach to help them decide who they should share their PHI with and whom to avoid. In this webinar the audience will explore how third parties can be assessed, analyzed, and managed.
Target audience: CEOs, CFOs, ISOs, CIOs, IT directors, nurse executives, physician leaders