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September 2017

The Opioid Entanglement: A National Perspective on the Commonwealth's Crisis (Lecture)

September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium,
1217 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298 United States
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Walk-ups will be placed on a waiting list at the event The Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation invites you to join us for a lecture and panel discussion on how the opioid crisis came to be, and how a collective approach to stamping out addiction is the best way forward. Sam Quinones, nationally renowned author of the award-winning book, "Dream Land: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic", will offer a keynote lecture on his…

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WEBINAR: Physician's Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists: Compliant Utilization and Billing

September 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Course Curriculum This webinar will describe the role of non‐physician practitioners (NPPs) and how they are utilized by hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and clinics. It will discuss how they are reimbursed for services under Medicare and other third‐party payers. Included in this presentation will be information regarding proper coding conventions and utilization of modifiers for NPPs. The webinar will help differentiate between “freestanding situations” and “provider‐based situations,” and identify the various NPP requirements under Medicare. It will work through several case studies to…

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October 2017

WEBINAR: Embracing Incentives for Improvement PART I: Opportunities for Hospitals and Community Provider Partnership in the Emerging Value-based Health Care System

October 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Course Curriculum Hospitals are accountable for a variety of financial incentives to measurably improve care quality and efficiency—the “value” of care. In adopting these performance‐driven incentives, Medicare and other payers have placed significant weight on improving patient transitions from hospital to post‐acute and ambulatory care. This webinar will identify hospital care transitions interventions that will benefit patients and yield financial rewards for hospitals, post‐acute, and ambulatory care providers and practitioners. This is part I of a 2‐part program. Part II…

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WEBINAR: Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) Developments: Understanding the Government’s Expectations

October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Course Curriculum In recent months, we have seen a significant shift by the Office of Inspector General in their corporate integrity agreement requirements. These documents provide insight into the current focus areas and expectation of the government on how an organization’s compliance program should look and work. Target Audience Key stakeholders including compliance, internal audit, and upper level management, including clinical and non‐clinical staff, compliance officers and legal counsel.  

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November 2017

2017 Fall HosPAC Luncheon

November 2, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
The Omni Homestead Resort,
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States
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****REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**** The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association HosPAC will welcome special guests Capitol Steps to provide a performance during lunch in conjunction with the VHHA Fall Meeting. Luncheon tickets are $100 per person. This event is being offered in conjunction with the 2017 VHHA Fall Meeting. Conference registration and luncheon tickets require separate purchase.

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WEBINAR: Futility and Interpersonal Conflict

November 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Course Curriculum The majority of futility of care cases that cause ethical trepidation involve interpersonal conflict. Sometimes, as the moral distress literature attests, the conflict might be among the health professionals themselves, who keenly disagree about the nature or scope of care a patient should receive. More often, conflicts involving futility of care occur between health professionals and family members. Health professionals typically have trouble understanding why family members cannot accept the “clinical reality” of their loved one’s situation, while…

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WEBINAR: Essentials of ED Facility Reimbursement: 2018 Updates

November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Course Curriculum: Successful Emergency Department financial performance requires identifying key opportunities and avoiding common pitfalls. Join us and position your ED for optimized performance by taking a focused look at the critical areas of ED documentation, revenue capture and compliance. Learn about the most important and hot-off-the-presses 2018 OPPS changes affecting ED facility reimbursement and the evolving Observation Comprehensive APC. Topics covered will include correct E/M level assignment, observation rules and payments, and packaged services. Topics Include: - Correct ED…

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January 2018

WEBINAR: Our Future Healthcare Workforce: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategic Plan Essentials

January 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Having the right (and enough) talent is essential to avoiding an overworked staff, burnout and exodus. In addition to having warm bodies, retention and workplace enjoyment are essential. These factors also help strengthen your organization’s reputation and marketability, which influence new hires. Learn strategies that will help all healthcare leaders brace for impact, and be well prepared for the storm.

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WEBINAR: USP 800: What Is It and What Does It Mean for My Facility?

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Course Curriculum The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a compendium for drug information that sets the standards for drugs in the United States. USP Chapter 800, Hazardous Drugs‐Handling in the Healthcare Setting, specifically addresses the safe handling of hazardous drugs to promote patient and worker safety as well as environmental protection. This webinar will discuss the major components of USP 800, such as engineering controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), and ongoing training and monitoring of staff and facilities. Additionally, it…

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February 2018

WEBINAR: Observation: Coding, Billing and Financial Impacts

February 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is devoted to the observation services with an emphasis on coding, billing and financial impacts with the development of the observation C-APC (Comprehensive APC) under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).  Observation continues as a problem area relative to proper coding, billing and documentation particularly in relationship with the propriety of inpatient admissions.  CMS through the OPPS has developed a packaged payment process using a C-APC that makes a blanket payment of observation services.  Whether hospitals even…

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