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Programs and Seminars

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.

Click on Learn More to download a PDF copy of the brochure. To register for a program, click on Register Now.

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.

Download this list of nearby hotels (PDF) if overnight room reservations are required in Glen Allen, Virginia, as well as directions to VHHA headquarters in Glen Allen.

Be sure to visit www.carelearning.com for your online educational courses.

ICD-10 Changes Everything in the Revenue Cycle

July 15 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

The ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2015 is quickly approaching. What action items should you be aware of between now and the October deadline? In this webinar, one of the leading national experts on health care coding and reimbursement will guide providers through the key steps needed to not only transition to ICD-10, but to also successfully navigate beyond the implementation period.

This webinar will discuss all payer issues, increased staff interventions, IT issues, submission issues post go-live, testing challenges and internal changes including education ideas with the physician office staff. Join us for a meaningful discussion on revenue cycle action items and at-risk issues that need to be on your radar prior to implementation. 

Target audience: Business office leaders, HIM leaders, IT, physician office leaders, physician office staff/coders, revenue cycle, compliance, others as identified

Beyond Value Based Care: Managing High-Risk, High-Cost Patients

July 21 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

Early identification and management of patients with complex cardiovascular conditions through system or hospital-wide initiatives will improve outcomes and reduce exposure to penalties from inappropriate readmissions.  This webinar will provide hospitals with key imperatives for managing the high risk cardiovascular patients and strategies that were successful for both inpatient and outpatient centered care.  Through the multidisciplinary approach, a single point of contact in the specialty clinic provided a smooth transition of care to the patient’s PCP and specialists, which improved quality outcomes, decreased readmissions, cost, and LOS for the facility while improving patient adherence for a successful transition to home. 

Target audience: Senior Level Administrators, Directors, Clinical Management, Physicians, and Practice Administrators

CMS Restraints & Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Standard

August 4 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

April 1, 2015, CMS issued the latest interpretive guidelines on restraint and seclusion for hospitals. This program will discuss the most problematic standards in the restraint section and can help hospitals meet CMS and Joint Commission guidelines, and take the mystery out of the restraint and seclusion interpretive guidelines. It will also provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards. It will include such things as what is a required for an internal log, as well as reporting requirements for medical records. 

Target audience: CNO, CMO, COO, senior leadership, all nurses with direct patient care, nurse managers and educators, ED physicians, medical staff coordinator, risk manager, patient safety officer, hospital legal counsel, performance improvement, security guards, compliance officer, accreditation and regulation staff and staff that may remove and apply restraints as part of their care such as radiology and ultra sound technologists, transport staff, and others. Persons responsible for writing hospital policies and medical staff bylaws should also attend.

Bundled Payment Webinar Series

Webinar Series
August 6 (2:30 p.m.) - October 13 (4:00 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet), per session

Part 1 – August 6, 2015

90 Days to Bundled Payments:  Roadmap and Methodology for Implementing Your Bundled Payments Initiative

CMS’ recent announcement to “double down” on value-based models, including bundled payments, demonstrates their commitment to this paradigm.  Providers need to respond in kind and launch their programs ASAP.  The complexities and time associated with changing focus, care design, and operations can be daunting and this has caused many organizations to delay or reject implementation.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  This session will describe a structured approach that was successfully used to launch a BPCI Model 2 program in 90 days.  This particular case study involved an organization that needed to change conveners, making the challenge even more difficult.  Nevertheless, the program moved along on schedule.

Part 2 – September 10, 2015

The Role of Analytics in Bundled Payment Programs

The US health care system is rapidly moving to value-based payment models where quality is rewarded over volume.  New models such as ACOs and bundled payments are showing promise to the point that CMS plans on accelerating their adoption.  Among the challenges facing providers and payers alike is the role of analytics to measure opportunity, performance and profitability.  This session will focus on the effective use of analytics in bundled payment programs with emphasis on practical use of tools and data.  Specific areas where analytics drive success will be covered, explaining the key issue(s) and the solution presented thru analytics.

Part 3 – October 13, 2015

Post-Acute Networks in Bundled Payment Programs

Bundled payment programs are almost always centered on and measured by performance improvement in the post-acute area.  As the primary contractor under these programs, hospitals take on the responsibility for post-acute spend while generally having little experience in that area.  This creates a significant challenge to create a successful and profitable program.  This session will focus on the design and development of an effective post-acute provider network through implementation and ongoing operation.  


Target audience: C-Suite, Service Line Managers

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