Events Schedule

Featured Event:
Nov 08

2018 IHA Emergency Preparedness Exercise – Responding to an Active Threat Incident: Nov. 8

IHA’s annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise—open to all IHA members—will address a scenario that has taken on increasing urgency in healthcare: how to respond to an active threat inside a hospital. Such incidents require hospital employees to make life-and-death decisions in a matter of seconds. That’s why training is essential for frontline staff, who are most vulnerable to workplace violence, and hospital leadership.
 
Active threat events end in less than eight minutes, but their effects can last a lifetime. Beyond the worst-case outcomes of death and physical injury, survivors can experience psychological trauma such as PTSD, leaving hospitals with potentially substantial staff turnover as workers leave their jobs or healthcare altogether.
 
Nearly 75 percent of perpetrators in hospital threats target a specific individual. About one-fifth of victims are hospital employees, including physicians and nurses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who examined hospital shootings, noted that establishing “impenetrable hospital security in an open society represents a particular challenge, and zero risk is not achievable.”
 
Since no hospital or health system is immune to these types of events, IHA encourages all members to participate in our full-scale, statewide simulation on Nov. 8. Frontline staff and leaders will benefit from the opportunity to activate their response plans and enhance those plans based on the experience of the simulation. In addition, participating helps fulfill a requirement of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that mandates hospitals to demonstrate a completion of two exercises per year.

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Continuing Education Credit
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 3.5 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

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Upcoming Events

Location: IHA Naperville
Oct 22

HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® – Hospital Version: Oct. 22-26

Changes to the inpatient-only list, new guidance on charity care and Medicare coverage limitations are just a few complex regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this year. This HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® will guide you through the details of several Medicare regulations so you can more confidently tackle regulations that may challenge your organization’s Medicare billing and compliance.

You’ll gain expert insight by attending this nationally recognized program covering:

  • Medicare benefit and payment rules and their applications; and

  • Tools and skills needed to research Medicare questions long after the program ends.

Through a combination of lectures, class discussions and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to comply with the latest Medicare rules and regulations, prevent missed revenue opportunities, minimize denials and prepare for program integrity audits.

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 Benchmark.

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HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® – Hospital Version: Oct. 22-26
Location: Conference Call
Nov 01

FOID Card Act Changes and Mandated Hospital Reporting: Nov. 1

Governor Rauner in August signed into law a change to the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act designed to keep individuals with certain mental health conditions and developmental disabilities from obtaining or maintaining a FOID Card. Effective immediately, this amendment, Public Act 100-0906, seeks to clarify reporting requirements by healthcare providers and facilities to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). IHA will host a conference call with IDHS to review reporting requirements for hospitals and care providers.

To assist with implementation efforts, this informational call will cover the following FOID Card Act reporting components:

  1. The reporters: healthcare providers and facilities

  2. Applicable patients; and

  3. Reporting timeframes and associated metrics.

By participating in the call, you’ll learn about the recent statutory changes, review reporting requirements and explore the impact of the statute on your hospital’s or health system’s operations.

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FOID Card Act Changes and Mandated Hospital Reporting: Nov. 1
Location: IHA
Nov 05

Medicare 201: Nov. 5

This follow-up program will build on the overview of Medicare finance and policy issues impacting providers in IHA’s Medicare 101 course last fall. Medicare 201 will address more specific Medicare policies and financial applications affecting certain groups of providers.

Through a combination of lectures and class discussion, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of:

  • Medicare Graduate Education payments

  • Medicare Disproportionate Share payments

  • Medicare Value-Based payment adjustments

  • MACRA physician payment reform

  • IHA 2019 Medicare advocacy priorities

  • Medicare audits

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare websites that share provider-specific Medicare information with the public

While not an absolute requirement for the course, knowledge of basic Medicare coverage and payment policies—covered in the Medicare 101 course—is beneficial.

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Medicare 201: Nov. 5
Location:
Nov 07

IHA/JCR CSR Program: Managing Environment of Care and Ligature Risk Standards: Nov. 7

Taught by Joint Commission Resources (JCR) accreditation experts, this one-day program will explore two topics: 1) updated requirements and challenging standards for mitigating patient ligature and self-harm across multiple settings of care and 2) changes to and top-cited standards within the Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) chapters.

In 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission placed unprecedented focus on eliminating ligature risk in hospitals. Since then, both organizations have worked to clarify their requirements for the safe provision of care for patients at risk of self-harm or causing harm to others. Join expert faculty for an in-depth discussion of current hospital requirements and other “hot topics” in behavioral health during the program’s morning session.

Participants will spend the afternoon session exploring the EC and LS chapters and accreditation standards. JCR accreditation experts will review and clarify frequently cited 2018 accreditation standards, review surveyor areas of focus and share best practices for conducting EC risk assessments.

This workshop offers you unparalleled access to expert faculty and the opportunity to discuss compliance strategies with like-minded peers from hospitals throughout Illinois.

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IHA/JCR CSR Program: Managing Environment of Care and Ligature Risk Standards: Nov. 7
Location: Webinar
Nov 13

New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment: Nov. 13

Hospitals play an important role in caring for sexual assault survivors. A new law revising the Illinois Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA), Public Act 100-0775, goes into effect on January 1, 2019. This webinar will guide hospital leaders through the significant changes to (SASETA) and the numerous new requirements for hospitals, including:

  • Revised treatment and transfer plans

  • Ongoing training for emergency department staff

  • Photo documentation and storage

  • Memorandum of understanding with a rape crisis center

  • Semi-annual reporting of statistics

  • 24/7 availability of qualified medical provider availability—defined as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) or child abuse pediatrician—by January 1, 2022

In addition, the law creates a new category of treatment hospital—treatment hospital with approved pediatric transfer—requiring the submission of an area-wide treatment plan. Transfer hospitals also have some new compliance requirements for approving transfer plans.

This webinar will review the new hospital requirements and provide helpful compliance information.

Continuing Education Credit
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 1.5 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.

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New Hospital Requirements for Sexual Assault Treatment: Nov. 13