Events Schedule

Featured Event:
Feb 27

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Survey, Governance and Medical Records - Feb. 27

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

Refresh your knowledge of the 542-page CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual. Take advantage of this fast-paced five-part webinar series with accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. Explore challenging standards, identify proposed and updated standards and guidelines, and learn practical compliance strategies to help you comply with the CoPs in 2019.

This webinar will cover:

  • CMS survey processes & compliance resources;
  • Governance: roles and responsibilities of the board, the CEO and the medical staff; and
  • Medical records: content, authentication timeframes, documentation of verbal orders and informed content.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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Upcoming Events

Location: Webinar
Mar 01

Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Surveys, Regulations and Guidelines - March 1

Start your year off right by exploring Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) with accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. This four-part webinar series will explore challenging standards of the CAH CoPs and will discuss practical compliance strategies for your organization. Be prepared the next time a surveyor arrives at your facility!

The first webinar will focus on:

  • A brief overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) websites and resources;
  • Survey protocol; and
  • CAH CoPs regulations and interpretive guidelines, including the following “hot topics:”
    • CAH licensure;
    • Advanced directives;
    • The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act;
    • Length of stay/observation stay (the “two-midnight rule”);
    • And swing beds/the number of beds.

For more information, including a content outline, please visit the registration page.

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Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Surveys, Regulations and Guidelines - March 1
Location: Webinar
Mar 06

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Patient Rights, Restraint, Seclusion and Visitation - March 6

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual require hospitals to protect and promote patient rights. What does this mean for your day-to-day operations?

When it comes to the 542-page CoP manual, you can never be too knowledgeable. This fast-paced five-part webinar series, accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, will ensure you fundamentally understand the sections on patient rights, restraint and seclusion. Explore challenging standards, identify proposed and updated standards and guidelines, and learn practical compliance strategies to help you comply with the CoPs in 2019.

The second webinar will cover:

  • Compliance strategies for challenging standards like health literacy, restraint and seclusion, informed consent, and grievance policies;
  • Standards with high deficiency rates; and
  • Recent CMS guidance on hot topics, including ligature risks, weapons and visitation rights.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Patient Rights, Restraint, Seclusion and Visitation - March 6
Location: Webinar
Mar 08

Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Facilities, Pharmacy and Dietary - March 8

It’s time to refresh your knowledge on the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs). In this four-part webinar series, accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. will help ensure you’re prepared the next time a surveyor arrives at your facility.

This webinar will focus on three broad areas within the CAH CoP Manual: the Physical Plant and Environment chapter, pharmacy regulations, and Dietary and Nutrition Services standards.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Facilities, Pharmacy and Dietary - March 8
Location: Webinar
Mar 13

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Nursing and Pharmacy - March 13

Is your hospital fully equipped to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual?

This fast-paced five-part webinar series with accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, will boost your knowledge of requirements for nursing and pharmacy. Explore challenging standards, identify proposed and updated standards and guidelines, and learn practical compliance strategies to help you comply with the CoPs in 2019.

The third webinar will explore:

  • Challenging standards;
  • Interpretive guidelines;
  • Proposed changes; and
  • Compliance strategies from the Nursing and Pharmaceutical Services CoP chapters.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Nursing and Pharmacy - March 13
Location: Webinar
Mar 15

Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Nursing, Infection Control & Outpatient Services - March 15

Need practical strategies to continue compliance with the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs)? Don’t miss this webinar series featuring accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD.

Join Dill Calloway for examination of challenging standards from several areas of the CAH CoP manual: Infection Control, Safe Medication, Patient Services, Outpatient Services, Lab and Nursing. You will also learn about proposed revisions to the CMS infection control worksheet and explore Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Nursing, Infection Control & Outpatient Services - March 15
Location: Webinar
Mar 20

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Medical Staff, Quality Improvement and Facilities - March 20

Given the current environment, it’s never too soon to improve your knowledge of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual.

Take advantage of this fast-paced five-part webinar series with accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. Explore challenging standards, identify proposed and updated standards and guidelines, and learn practical compliance strategies to help you comply with the CoPs in 2019.

The fourth webinar in the series will focus on:

  • Medical staff role and responsibilities;
  • Hospital quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) requirements;
  • Radiological services;
  • Laboratory services and the Look-Back Program;
  • Food and dietetic services;
  • Utilization review; and
  • Physical environment and maintenance.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Medical Staff, Quality Improvement and Facilities - March 20
Location: Webinar
Mar 22

Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Visitation, Medical Records and Swing Beds - March 22

Start your year off right by exploring Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) with accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. This four-part webinar series will explore challenging standards of the CAH CoPs and will discuss practical compliance strategies for your organization. Be prepared the next time a surveyor arrives at your facility.

During this webinar, Dill Calloway will review Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CAH CoP sections on radiology, contracted services, visitation, rehabilitation, medical records, surgical and anesthesia services, organ procurement, and long-term care services (i.e., swing beds).

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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Critical Access Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Visitation, Medical Records and Swing Beds - March 22
Location: Webinar
Mar 27

CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Infection Control, Discharge Planning and Other Areas - March 27

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

This webinar series will improve your understanding of the 542-page CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual. Accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD will share her experience and knowledge help you comply with the existing, new and proposed CoPs in 2019.

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

  • Infection control;
  • Discharge planning;
  • Organ, tissue and eye procurement;
  • Surgical and anesthesia services;
  • The integration of inpatient and outpatient services outpatient orders;
  • Emergency services; and
  • Rehabilitation and respiratory services.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.

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CMS Hospital CoPs Made Easy: Infection Control, Discharge Planning and Other Areas - March 27
Location: Springfield
Apr 03

2019 IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase - April 3

IHA’s Quality Advocacy Showcase is an opportunity to share with legislators how Illinois hospitals and health systems are improving care across the state. The event is central to IHA’s state advocacy efforts. The showcase, in its fourth year, spotlights the role of Illinois’ hospital community as committed stewards of patient care working hard to improve outcomes.

IHA will produce one 30-by-42-inch poster per facility for the event at no cost to members. Earlier this year, 91 hospitals and health systems participated in our 2018 showcase, creating tremendous energy in the Capitol along with our impressive display of posters. Join us this year so we can put on an even bigger event.

Choose one of the following categories for your project submission:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Infection Prevention
  • Opioid Stewardship — new for 2019
  • Patient Safety
  • Social Determinants of Health — new for 2019
  • Workplace Safety

We’ve also added an “Other” category for 2019 if your chosen project does not fit into any category above.

Project Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 8

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2019 IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase - April 3
Location: Bloomington
Apr 16

Constituency on Volunteers Workshop for Gift & Resale/Thrift Shops - April 16

Hospital gift and resale/thrift shops are the key elements of fundraising for auxiliaries and volunteer organizations. This workshop is designed to offer you an opportunity to hear and learn from retail experts and from each other by blending presentations with networking opportunities. Plan to bring a team from your hospital and spend the day receiving key information, getting your questions answered, and obtaining the tools and motivation to move your shops forward.

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Constituency on Volunteers Workshop for Gift & Resale/Thrift Shops - April 16
Location: Springfield
Apr 24

HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - April 24-25

Dive into the complex world of Medicare regulations with peers, expert faculty and a nationally recognized curriculum. In this two-day program, you will learn how to maintain regulatory compliance by understanding 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. You will also learn how to obtain correct Medicare reimbursement.

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HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - April 24-25
Location: Naperville
Oct 29

HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - Oct. 29-30

Dive into the complex world of Medicare regulations with peers, expert faculty and a nationally recognized curriculum. In this two-day program, you will learn how to maintain regulatory compliance by understanding 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. You will also learn how to obtain correct Medicare reimbursement.

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HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - Oct. 29-30

Future Events – Mark Your Calendar!

April 7-10: IHA Federal Advocacy Day & AHA Annual Membership Meeting
April 30: IHA State Advocacy Day, Springfield
June 20-21: 2019 Small and Rural Hospital Annual Meeting, Springfield
September 26-27: 2019 Leadership Summit, Lombard
October 10: Volunteer Leadership Retreat, Naperville