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Chargemaster Coding Updates and Implementation for 2021: Self-study module series


This Webex Modules Series will consist of 8-10 modules (depending upon the number and extent of changes effective 1/1/2021) by clinical department (or grouped such as Cardiology, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology, as an example). Each registrant will receive: Memo of the 2021 CDM Updates effective January 1, 2021 Link to download the clinical/department presentations Webex Modules to access and download the recordings that sync with the presentations AAPC CEU (2 hours) Updated master presentation, if any changes or updates

 

Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation 2020: Ensuring Compliance - Recorded Webinar Series


Every hospital should be prepared in case a surveyor showed up at your door tomorrow. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. It is a great way to educate everyone in your hospital on all the sections in the CMS hospital manual especially ones that applies to their department.  Hospitals have seen a significant increase in survey activity by CMS along with an increase number of deficiencies. Common deficiencies and how to avoid them will be discussed. Hospitals will learn how to do a gap analysis to increase compliance.
 
There are many changes in 2020 from the 600 pages of CMS new discharge planning and Hospital Improvement Rules. These address requirements for the antibiotic stewardship program, access to medical records, QAPI, infection control, policy review every two years, emergency preparedness, credentialing of the dietician, quality and appropriateness of the diagnosis, four changes to the swing bed requirements, and more.

 

2021 Physician Leadership Development Conference


Physician leaders must represent both clinical and management interests. Those new to the role are often challenged to move beyond their clinical expertise as they are asked to problem solve, lead their clinical colleagues, and manage needed change in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life for everyone. Based on your feedback, combined with the current guidance surrounding large gatherings, WHA has developed a complete educational event for physicians and their hospital leadership. The Physician Leader Learning Day (March 12,  2021/Virtual) and the Physician Knowledge Sharing Event (September 14 & 15, 2021/In-person) will offer CME-certified education focused on developing leadership skills, as well as providing a forum for discussion, networking, and collegiality.

 

2021 Advocacy Day


Mark your calendar now for WHA’s Advocacy Day 2021, scheduled for Wednesday, April 14.   This year, WHA has contracted with the professional virtual event platform, LeaderPass, to deliver this event to advocates across the state virtually.

While the day will be a little different in the virtual format, attendees can still expect to hear from great line-up of speakers, including opening keynote Frank Sesno.  Sesno is an internationally-recognized journalist with more than 30 years of experience reporting from around the world. Well-known as a television anchor, White House correspondent and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally-renowned moderator who has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and/or their staff virtually, and are encouraged to do so.  Specific times, in 30-minutes intervals, are set aside on April 14, 15, and 16 for these meetings. WHA will take care of the scheduling and will inform advocates of their meeting date and time, along with virtual instructions to join the meeting.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still underfoot, it has never been more important for you and your teams to participate in Advocacy Day and let your voice be heard!