December 2018 NCHA Webinars

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 10 am-12 pm
MRI Safety: Complying with ACR, CMS, The Joint Commission and More
This webinar will cover the revised CMS hospital CoPs on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) along with the Joint Commission MRI requirements. Our speaker will review the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidance documentation on (Medical Radiology) MR safe practices and the many potential risks and reports of adverse incidents associated with MRI. This presentation will also include a discussion on the diagnostic imaging standards related to MRI standards by the Joint Commission (TJC). Details and registration are here.


Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Outpatient Payment System Ambulatory Payment Classification Final Changes for 2019
The Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), in the form of Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs), is now being significantly changed. The final changes for 2019 continue to involve significantly increased packaging in several forms. Further changes for device dependent APCs along with changes generated by cost reporting changes. Besides composite APCs, we now have comprehensive APCs. Details and registration are here.


Wednesday, Dec. 5 | 10 am-11am
Online Education Tool: careLearning
NCHA, along with 40 other state hospital/healthcare associations, offers careLearning, a web-based online educational tool for member hospitals.Hospitals all over the country utilize this cost-effective learning solution to ensure all employees have required regulatory training as well as access to hundreds of healthcare related courses. Join NCHA for a FREE webinar to learn more about the careLearning education management solution. All attendees will be entered in a random drawing to receive a $50 Visa Gift Card! Details and registration are here.


Tuesday, Dec. 11 | 10 am-12 pm
Hospital Surgery and PACU Standards: Are You in Compliance?
This webinar will review the CMS Hospital CoP standards for surgery, anesthesia, and PACU. This program will cover some of the important CMS memos that discuss medication management, IV, and safe opioid use, as well as the current interpretive guidelines regarding pre and post-anesthesia evaluations and anesthesia services, including documentation requirements. Our speaker will also identify the types of deficiencies hospitals receive in the areas of informed consent, H&Ps, safe opioid use, safe injection practices, compounding and beyond-use dates. Details and registration are here.

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