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2024 Physician Leadership Development Conference


Physician leaders must represent both clinical and management interests. They must problem solve, lead their clinical colleagues and manage needed change in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
 
The annual WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference is an opportunity for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to offer their physicians CME-qualifying education focused on developing their leadership skills. 

Click here to learn more about why you should attend this conference!


 

 

2024 Advocacy Day


Join WHA and nearly 1,000 health care advocates for a day of learning and advocacy at Advocacy Day 2024 on Wednesday, March 20. This will be an in-person only event.
 
To prepare advocates for Advocacy Day, WHA staff will hold a Pre-Advocacy Day Webinar on Wednesday, March 13. This webinar will provide an overview of how legislative visits work, logistics of visiting the State Capitol, why these visits are important, and the topics WHA will ask you to discuss during your legislative appointments. This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registered attendees. Attend this live webinar to ask your questions. To register for the webinar, please click here.
 
While there is no registration fee to participate in Advocacy Day, pre-registration is required. To register, please click here.  Online registration will be open until 5 p.m. on March 15. After that, please register on-site at the event.

 

Swing-bed Fundamentals


Hospitals with 100 or fewer licensed beds can participate in the swing-bed program. Hospital beds can be used for an acute care patient or a post-acute (skilled nursing) patient. This online seminar describes the basic Medicare regulations to participate in the swing-bed program and explains the differences between the requirements for critical access and other rural hospitals.

 

 

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2024

Part 1

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation located in Appendix W in the manual. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance.
 
There were multiple changes and new regulations for CAHs in 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. Other changes included twenty-five new tag numbers in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship and ten new tag numbers in QAPI. As for Swing Bed changes – the regulations are limited to Appendix W, but the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are in Appendix PP.
 
This seminar will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, such as nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, medication carts and drug storage, informed consent, and medication administration to name a few.

This 4 part series will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 30

 

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2024

Part 2

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation located in Appendix W in the manual. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance.
 
There were multiple changes and new regulations for CAHs in 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. Other changes included twenty-five new tag numbers in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship and ten new tag numbers in QAPI. As for Swing Bed changes – the regulations are limited to Appendix W, but the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are in Appendix PP.
 
This seminar will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, such as nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, medication carts and drug storage, informed consent, and medication administration to name a few.

This 4 part series will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 30

 

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2024

Part 3

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation located in Appendix W in the manual. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance.
 
There were multiple changes and new regulations for CAHs in 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. Other changes included twenty-five new tag numbers in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship and ten new tag numbers in QAPI. As for Swing Bed changes – the regulations are limited to Appendix W, but the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are in Appendix PP.
 
This seminar will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, such as nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, medication carts and drug storage, informed consent, and medication administration to name a few.

This 4 part series will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 30

 

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2024

Part 4

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation located in Appendix W in the manual. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance.
 
There were multiple changes and new regulations for CAHs in 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. Other changes included twenty-five new tag numbers in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship and ten new tag numbers in QAPI. As for Swing Bed changes – the regulations are limited to Appendix W, but the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are in Appendix PP.
 
This seminar will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, such as nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, medication carts and drug storage, informed consent, and medication administration to name a few.

This 4 part series will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 30

 

AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine

Improving Antibiotic Use

Two million infections per year are caused by antibiotic resistant organisms, leading to 35,000 deaths per year in the United States.[1] Meanwhile, one-third of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions and half of the prescriptions for acute respiratory infections are unnecessary. Learn how to improve patient safety and reduce harm associated with antibiotics in a free 18-month AHRQ program that starts in June 2024.

Click here to learn more and to register.