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Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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HRO Cause Analysis - Two-Day Training
Monday, December 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, December 5 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6.  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 staff, safety staff, risk management staff, and other staff that respond to events.  Medicine, Nursing, and Quality continuing education credits are offered for these sessions.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 5.

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Overview of USP Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings (for Quality Professionals and Infection Preventionists)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $25
  • Other Member: $25
  • Non-Member:

This half-day program will provide a history and overview of the <800> standards. This session is intended for the accreditation, regulatory, and quality/infection prevention experts in your organization who oversee survey preparedness for your hospital, as well as anyone else who wants an introduction to the standards.

This training will be provided by Jennifer Osowiecki of Cox & Osowiecki, LLC, a Hartford law firm representing all levels of healthcare institutions and providers in regulatory, litigation, licensing, and business matters.

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Canceled - Cross Cultural and Diversity Inclusiveness Training
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $245
  • Other Member: $275
  • Non-Member:

This program has been canceled.  Please contact CHA Education Services at educationservices@chime.org with any questions.

In partnership with the Hispanic Health Council and the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, CHA is again pleased to offer Cross Cultural & Diversity Inclusiveness Training (CC&DIT)—a unique, comprehensive, and interactive program to achieve the goal of improving cultural competence in the delivery of care and addressing healthcare disparities.
The CC&DIT curriculum was developed in direct response to member requests for help in providing health equity education and is structured as a two-module program, each session five hours in duration—delivered once each week over a two-week period.  Training content is based on current research that emphasizes the idea that cultural competence is not achieved through a single training event—but is a lifelong commitment to learning, and professional skills development.  With over 200 members completing the training, program evaluations have been consistently positive about the value of this training.

The program provides an opportunity for hospitals who have taken the AHA #123 Equity Pledge to Act to Eliminate Healthcare Disparities to meet the requirement for training staff in cultural competence.

This is a two-day session; the second session will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at each session.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Both sessions are being held at CHA in Wallingford.

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IG Boot Camp: From Principles to Practice
Thursday, December 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $399
  • Other Member: $399
  • Non-Member: $449

Now, more than ever, education is important not only to move Information Governance (IG) forward, but also to lead the effort in your organization! AHIMA's IG Boot Camp consists of six webinars and a one-day, hands-on, intense, exercise-based deep dive into the application of IG tools and resources to help you create your organization's IG plan. Attendees will leave the boot camp with an understanding of the IG discipline, IG principles, competencies, tools, and an IG plan! It is recommended attendees complete the six webinars prior to the in-person boot camp.

To register online, please follow this link to register via AHIMA: https://www.ahimastore.org/ProductDetailMeeting.aspx?ProductID=19604 

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HIIN: Learning from PFACs in Other Settings
Thursday, December 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Please join us as we celebrate CHA’s second annual Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Conference.  This year’s conference is focused on learning from PFACS in non-hospital settings, and co-sponsored with Qualidigm, the Connecticut Partnership for Patient Safety, and the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety.  

Morning sessions will include information on statewide and regional models and strategies for implementation, from colleagues in North Carolina and from Qualidigm, and practices shared by the Connecticut State Ombudsperson for skilled nursing facilities, and by residential councils in long-term care settings.  The afternoon will consist of a workshop conducted by patient safety advocate Randi Oster and her team, and will highlight innovative practices that support a patient-directed care strategy and methods for ensuring that patient-centricity resonates with all caregivers and providers.

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

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Changes in CPT/HCPCS for 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016
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 focus on the 148 new, 498 revised, and 81 deleted 2017 CPT codes—including  major changes for moderate sedation, physical and occupational therapy, bundling of code pairs and laboratory drug tests (again!).  The workshop will also cover 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 2017.

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

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OPPS Final Rule for 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016
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) will be publishing the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule for 2017 shortly.  The 2017 OPPS Proposed Rule contains proposed implementation guidance of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 related to provider based departments, expansion of C-APCs, consolidation and re-numbering of APCs and changes to pass-through policies.  This workshop will cover how these changes impact hospital reimbursement, and help to underscore the need for capturing all reportable costs.  As always, billing compliance will be an important part of this presentation. 

Each program participant will receive a comprehensive manual that outlines the final changes for 2017.

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

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