Program Listing

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Coaching Skills to Improve Performance
Friday, December 5, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

What does it take for a manager to be an effective coach? Is there a difference between managing and coaching employees for improved performance? Building trust, appreciating differences, encouraging growth, providing constructive criticism, and overcoming roadblocks to goal achievement are all part of the process.

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Transitioning From Staff to Management: What’s Next?
Monday, December 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Whether recently assigned to the role of manager or a seasoned veteran, it is essential to continually step back to assess your knowledge of management practice and how well your critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills are keeping pace with the rapidly changing and challenging healthcare environment.

For those of you who attended the first program in our leadership development series—“Staff to Management: Starting the Transition” in or March or October, and all managers who want to improve their skills and learn practical techniques for leading change initiatives, building team cohesiveness, coaching employees for better performance, and using time management strategies, this practical and interactive session will help you manage both the people and business components of your job more effectively.

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Basics of Budgeting for Healthcare Managers
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Many healthcare department managers have traditionally risen from the professional ranks as successful clinicians or technicians but with little or no formal business financial training. As a result, many are thrust into a chaotic environment without the necessary tools in financial management. Skills in planning and budgeting are essential if they are to achieve the institution’s mission and contribute to "bottom line" results. In a very real sense, these represent survival skills for both managers and institutions.

This member-requested management development program provides managers with the skills and tools they need to prepare better budgets, identify problems and solutions, achieve the mission, and succeed in today’s chaotic healthcare environment. Participants will gain a working knowledge of operating and capital budgets, as part of developing performance planning skills.

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HRO Safety Coach Training
Monday, December 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors, trained to recognize and acknowledge good high reliability behavior and to remind people about opportunities to improve behavior that does not stay true to high reliability concepts.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Monday, December 15, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

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HRO Ambulatory Kickoff
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Program details to follow.

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Changes in CPT/HCPCS for 2015
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $350

CPT and HCPCS codes are the primary codes that describe individual hospital services that are billed to all payers. These code sets go through annual revisions with codes that are added, deleted, or revised. This workshop will focus on the 266 new, 129 revised, and 147 deleted codes—including major changes by body system (significant changes to Lower GI coding), sweeping changes in Lab coding (many of which Medicare may not accept), and revisions to coding guidelines.

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OPPS Final Rule for 2015
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $350

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule for 2015 on or around November 1, 2014. The 2015 OPPS Proposed Rule contained implementation of comprehensive APCs and removal of device edits, a dramatic increase to the number of packaged services, and APC changes and payment rates. This workshop will cover how these changes impact hospital reimbursement and billing compliance.

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