Events Schedule

Featured Event:
Jun 20

2018 Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting: June 20-21

IHA 2018 Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting: A Passion for Rural Healthcare
See brochure for details

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Upcoming Events

Location: Naperville
May 31

Digging Deep into Diabetes: 2018 Prevention and Self-Management Symposium - May 31

This all-day program offers you an in-depth look into Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Self-Management Programs. You’ll also learn about the partnerships that can be created to implement these programs. Additional information will be shared on the Illinois Diabetes Action Plan.

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Digging Deep into Diabetes: 2018 Prevention and Self-Management Symposium - May 31
Location: Springfield
Jun 01

Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management Annual Meeting: June 1

Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management 30th Annual Meeting and Conference: 21st Century Challenges in Risk Management

May 31 - Networking Dinner
Long 9 Lounge, Crowne Plaza Hotel
Social Hour: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm

June 1, 2018 - Annual Meeting
7:30am - 4:00pm

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Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management Annual Meeting: June 1
Location: Video Conference
Jun 06

IHA/Joint Commission Resources Continuous Service Readiness Workshop and Seminar: June 6

Taught by Illinois’ own Joint Commission Resources consultant, this workshop will focus on maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) hospital accreditation requirements.

During this one-day workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss recent changes to accreditation processes;
  • Outline compliance strategies for TJC’s most challenging accreditation standards;
  • Review strategies to evaluate your organization’s ongoing compliance with accreditation standards; and
  • Learn to prioritize identified risks according to the likelihood and severity of patient harm using the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk™ (SAFER™) Matrix.

Whether you’re new to accreditation or a professional who wants a refresher, this program is a valuable opportunity to learn from expert faculty alongside colleagues from throughout Illinois.

Nursing Continuing Education
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 5.0 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

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IHA/Joint Commission Resources Continuous Service Readiness Workshop and Seminar: June 6
Location: Naperville
Jun 06

The Joy Factor: Embracing Joy at Work to Improve Patient Safety and Ignite Passion and Productivity

In the current environment, burnout is common among healthcare workers. Burnout prevalence is estimated to range from 10 to 70 percent among nurses, and more than half of American physicians have at least one sign of burnout. Healthcare burnout threatens patient safety by leading to the depersonalization of – and thus, poor interactions with – coworkers and patients. The connection between burnout and patient safety may be driven by both a lack of motivation or energy and impaired cognitive function. These can result in distraction, memory lapses and a lack of attention to detail among workers, making them easily prone to errors and putting patients in risky situations. Clinicians suffering from burnout are more likely to admit to having made mistakes or delivered substandard patient care at work.

Leadership plays a key role in combating burnout among healthcare professionals. Yet, few organizations have the necessary tools and knowledge to create an environment of psychological safety. This workshop will provide both strategies to identify burnout in professional healthcare staff and the resources to improve safety culture.

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The Joy Factor: Embracing Joy at Work to Improve Patient Safety and Ignite Passion and Productivity
Location: Webinar
Jun 06

Improving Patients' Health through Diabetes Prevention Programs: June 6

Improve the health of your patients by learning about an Illinois FQHC’s diabetes prevention program (DPP). This webinar will also provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognition process for DPP programs.

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Improving Patients' Health through Diabetes Prevention Programs: June 6
Location: Webinar
Jun 07

Helping Patients: Blood Pressure Control and Million Hearts® Initiative Resources: June 7 & 14

These webinars will provide participants with an overview of high-impact strategies to prevent heart attacks and strokes, with a focus on improving blood pressure control and Million Hearts® 2022.

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Helping Patients: Blood Pressure Control and Million Hearts® Initiative Resources: June 7 & 14
Location: Webinar
Jun 12

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Governance, Records and Surveys: June 12

If a surveyor from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared?

Take part in a five-session webinar series focused on the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual, interpretative guidelines and compliance resources. In each session, nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway will explore CMS survey processes and areas of focus, along with compliance strategies to help you prepare.

The first webinar in the series will focus on:

  • An introduction to CMS, including CoPs, survey processes, CMS compliance resources, and regulatory changes;
  • Governance CoPs, including the roles and responsibilities of the board, the chief executive officer and the medical staff; and
  • The Medical Records chapter, including a summary of hospital requirements related to content, authentication timeframes, documentation of verbal orders, and informed content.

Participants will also review recent CMS guidance on current issues like ligature risk, texting of orders, Legionnaires' disease, and the safe use of opioids.

Take advantage of this opportunity to train your entire team for the cost of one registration. An unlimited number of staff may participate using one phone line and internet connection. Attend the webinar with your colleagues and use the program as a springboard to discuss your organization’s implementation strategies.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Governance, Records and Surveys: June 12
Location: Webinar
Jun 26

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Patient Rights, Restraint and Seclusion: June 26

If a surveyor from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared?

Take part in a five-session webinar series focused on the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual, interpretative guidelines and compliance resources. In each session, nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway will explore CMS survey processes and areas of focus, along with compliance strategies to help you prepare.

The CoPs require hospitals to protect and promote each patient’s rights. But what does this mean for day-to-day operations at your organization? In the second webinar, learn CoP compliance strategies for issues like health literacy, restraint and seclusion, informed consent, and grievance policies. Participants will also review recent CMS guidance on current issues, including ligature risks, weapons and visitation rights.

Take advantage of this opportunity to train your entire team for the cost of one registration. An unlimited number of staff may participate using one phone line and internet connection. Attend the webinar with your colleagues and use the program as a springboard to discuss your organization’s implementation strategies.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Patient Rights, Restraint and Seclusion: June 26
Location: Webinar
Jul 12

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Nursing and Pharmacy: July 12

If a surveyor from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared?

Take part in a five-session webinar series focused on the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual, interpretative guidelines and compliance resources. In each session, nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway will explore CMS survey processes and areas of focus, along with compliance strategies to help you prepare.

The third webinar will explore challenging standards, interpretive guidelines, proposed changes, and compliance strategies related to the Nursing and Pharmaceutical Services chapters. Topics include:

  • CMS hospital Deficiency Reports data identifying challenging standards;
  • Recent regulatory modifications to areas such as safe use of opioids, compounding and antibiotic stewardship;
  • The 2018 implementation of the USP chapter “Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings;” and
  • Providing patient and worker safety protections for safe handling of NIOSH-identified hazardous and potentially hazardous drugs.

Take advantage of this opportunity to train your entire team for the cost of one registration. An unlimited number of staff may participate using one phone line and internet connection. Attend the webinar with your colleagues and use the program as a springboard to discuss your organization’s implementation strategies.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Nursing and Pharmacy: July 12
Location: Webinar
Jul 17

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Utilization Review, Quality, Radiology and Other: July 17

If a surveyor from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared?

Take part in a five-session webinar series focused on the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual, interpretative guidelines and compliance resources. In each session, nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway will explore CMS survey processes and areas of focus, along with compliance strategies to help you prepare.

This webinar will focus on recent regulatory changes and CoP requirements related to:

  • Hospital quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program requirements;
  • Radiological services, including CMS’ focus on decreasing radiation exposure;
  • Laboratory services and the look back program, including revisions to blood bank standards, which may require changes to hospital policies and procedures;
  • Food and dietetic services, including changes permitting registered dietitians to independently order patient diets;
  • Utilization review;
  • Federal Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act and the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Form; and
  • Physical environment and maintenance, which are areas of increased focus in CMS surveys.

Take advantage of this opportunity to train your entire team for the cost of one registration. An unlimited number of staff may participate using one phone line and internet connection. Attend the webinar with your colleagues and use the program as a springboard to discuss your organization’s implementation strategies.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Utilization Review, Quality, Radiology and Other: July 17
Location: IHA Naperville Office
Jul 23

HCPro Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Boot Camp®: July 23-26

Part of HCPro’s best-in-class Compliance and Regulatory Training Solutions, this rigorous four-day course will equip you with the tools and expertise to achieve operational efficiencies and improved reimbursement within your organization.

This program, offered for the first time by IHA, provides comprehensive instruction on chargemaster and revenue integrity concepts. Participants will learn how the chargemaster function is critical to the revenue cycle, cost reporting and key operational concepts such as coverage, clinical documentation, charge capture, and coding. Expert faculty will provide context for chargemaster maintenance within revenue integrity processes, which can help avoid denials and improve clean claim rates for Medicare and other payers.

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HCPro Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Boot Camp®: July 23-26
Location: Webinar
Jul 26

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Infection Control, Discharge, Surgery and Other: July 26

If a surveyor from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared?

Take part in a five-session webinar series focused on the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual, interpretative guidelines and compliance resources. In each session, nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway will explore CMS survey processes and areas of focus, along with compliance strategies to help you prepare.

This last webinar in the five-part series will explore key concepts within:

  • Infection control;
  • Discharge planning, including recent changes and proposals that significantly modify existing hospital discharge processes and forms;
  • Hospital policy requirements and agreements related to organ, tissue and eye procurement, and the one-call rule;
  • Standards of care, personnel roles and responsibilities, and documentation requirements related to surgical and anesthesia services;
  • The integration of inpatient and outpatient services and outpatient orders;
  • Emergency services standards; and
  • Rehabilitation and respiratory services, including written care plans and staff qualifications.

Take advantage of this opportunity to train your entire team for the cost of one registration. An unlimited number of staff may participate using one phone line and internet connection. Attend the webinar with your colleagues and use the program as a springboard to discuss your organization’s implementation strategies.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy - Infection Control, Discharge, Surgery and Other: July 26
Location: Naperville
Aug 23

HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® - Utilization Review Version: Aug. 23-24

Part of the nationally recognized HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® series, this rigorous two-day program will focus on Medicare’s rules and regulations related to utilization review (UR).

Learn how to submit correct reimbursement and maintain regulatory compliance by navigating complex federal rules and appropriately managing patient status. Through a combination of lectures, class discussions and hands-on exercises, this course will examine patient status and the role of the UR committee within the larger context of Medicare rules for coverage, billing, coding, and payment.

New for this course, expert faculty will provide implementation insights for 2018 changes to the inpatient-only list. Participants will also discuss how local and national coverage determinations (NCDs and LCDs) affect coverage of cases that meet the Two-Midnight Rule.

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HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® - Utilization Review Version: Aug. 23-24