THE VALUED VOICE

Vol. 64, Issue 40
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

   

Register Today for October Educational Opportunities

Timely and relevant education opportunities are available from the WHA Education department in October. Click on the title of the webinar to register. If you have any questions regarding the list below, contact WHA’s Vice President of Education and Marketing, Leigh Ann Larson.

Governing Board and Senior Leadership Responsibility, Accountability and Liability: The Compliance Hot Seat
October 7
Health care is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Health care governing boards and senior leadership are charged with ensuring compliance with statutes, rules and regulations, some of which may pose serious penalties for non-compliance. Board members who are not regularly involved in health care industry operations may not have a full appreciation for their personal liability. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of Board members’ and senior leaders’ responsibility for corporate compliance, from the structure and oversight of the compliance program – to addressing issues effectively to reflect the organization’s commitment to compliance. This session will include the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) guidance for boards and is intended to educate you on current best practices in compliance oversight. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your Hospital Member login and password.
 
Telehealth Flexibilities: Reimbursement, Licensing and Credentialing
October 15
This presentation will discuss the flood of federal and state changes to the telehealth laws in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency and outline which ones are staying in effect, to the extent known. We will cover the relaxed criteria for telehealth reimbursement by both Medicare and Wisconsin Medicaid. We will also outline the changes in licensing requirements for services provided virtually by providers in another state, and cover the credentialing options and requirements for hospitals receiving services from providers at a distant site. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Quarles & Brady LLP.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Payment Past, Present and Future: A look into how commercial payments have evolved
October 20
Many organizations are adopting technology and automating to increase efficiency and save costs. Has your company embraced electronic payments? Are you gaining all the benefits and avoiding the pitfalls? Find out how you can gain all the benefits and truly profit from them. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Paymerang.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
WHA Legislative and Regulatory Update: Impacts on Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Care Delivery
Understanding and Growing Your APC Workforce: WHA Advanced Practice Clinician Webinar Series: Session 1
October 21
WHA is proud to bring together those interested in most effectively utilizing Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) in integrated care delivery models with this webinar series. Successfully navigating integration of advanced practice nursing, physician assistants, and other advanced practice clinicians within a complex framework of federal and state laws, regulations and accreditation standards is vital in building the workforce and health care teams necessary now and in the future. This presentation will provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape, including recent state and federal law changes impacting utilization of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, as well as other policy changes being discussed in Wisconsin. Presentation by Matthew Stanford, WHA General Counsel, and Ann Zenk, WHA Vice President, Workforce Development and Clinical Practice.
Recording: This webinar will not be recorded.
 
Wisconsin Rural Community - Based Palliative Care Project Outcomes
October 22
Palliative care is supportive medical care for people with serious illnesses. Regardless of the diagnosis, palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. In 2018, under the guidance of Minnesota-based Stratis Health, the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and MetaStar combined forces to meet the goal of expanding rural palliative care in Wisconsin. After recruiting lead organizations and inviting community members to join the project, six coalitions were formed. Each coalition developed their own aims and objectives specific to each county’s needs. In this session leaders from each of the Palliative Care Coalitions will share their experiences, outcomes, and challenges. Presentation by Denise Gloede RN, MSN, Ann Patek RN, MSN, Karen Lacke Carrig, RN and Kelly Planton RN-MSN, GNP, APNP, ACHPN.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Modern Ways to Acquire Information Technology
October 27
Health care organizations have been purchasing technology for many years, and with new licensing models, the purchasing options have changed. Software subscriptions, Software as a Service (Anything as a Service), Consumption Based Services, have blurred the lines between capital and operational funding. If started down the path of modernization, or perhaps you’re looking to accelerate your digital transformation, please join us as we discuss some best practices for budgeting and financing private/hybrid cloud operations for your hospital and clinics. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Nutanix.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password. 
 

This story originally appeared in the October 01, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Register Today for October Educational Opportunities

Timely and relevant education opportunities are available from the WHA Education department in October. Click on the title of the webinar to register. If you have any questions regarding the list below, contact WHA’s Vice President of Education and Marketing, Leigh Ann Larson.

Governing Board and Senior Leadership Responsibility, Accountability and Liability: The Compliance Hot Seat
October 7
Health care is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Health care governing boards and senior leadership are charged with ensuring compliance with statutes, rules and regulations, some of which may pose serious penalties for non-compliance. Board members who are not regularly involved in health care industry operations may not have a full appreciation for their personal liability. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of Board members’ and senior leaders’ responsibility for corporate compliance, from the structure and oversight of the compliance program – to addressing issues effectively to reflect the organization’s commitment to compliance. This session will include the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) guidance for boards and is intended to educate you on current best practices in compliance oversight. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your Hospital Member login and password.
 
Telehealth Flexibilities: Reimbursement, Licensing and Credentialing
October 15
This presentation will discuss the flood of federal and state changes to the telehealth laws in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency and outline which ones are staying in effect, to the extent known. We will cover the relaxed criteria for telehealth reimbursement by both Medicare and Wisconsin Medicaid. We will also outline the changes in licensing requirements for services provided virtually by providers in another state, and cover the credentialing options and requirements for hospitals receiving services from providers at a distant site. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Quarles & Brady LLP.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Payment Past, Present and Future: A look into how commercial payments have evolved
October 20
Many organizations are adopting technology and automating to increase efficiency and save costs. Has your company embraced electronic payments? Are you gaining all the benefits and avoiding the pitfalls? Find out how you can gain all the benefits and truly profit from them. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Paymerang.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
WHA Legislative and Regulatory Update: Impacts on Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Care Delivery
Understanding and Growing Your APC Workforce: WHA Advanced Practice Clinician Webinar Series: Session 1
October 21
WHA is proud to bring together those interested in most effectively utilizing Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) in integrated care delivery models with this webinar series. Successfully navigating integration of advanced practice nursing, physician assistants, and other advanced practice clinicians within a complex framework of federal and state laws, regulations and accreditation standards is vital in building the workforce and health care teams necessary now and in the future. This presentation will provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape, including recent state and federal law changes impacting utilization of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, as well as other policy changes being discussed in Wisconsin. Presentation by Matthew Stanford, WHA General Counsel, and Ann Zenk, WHA Vice President, Workforce Development and Clinical Practice.
Recording: This webinar will not be recorded.
 
Wisconsin Rural Community - Based Palliative Care Project Outcomes
October 22
Palliative care is supportive medical care for people with serious illnesses. Regardless of the diagnosis, palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. In 2018, under the guidance of Minnesota-based Stratis Health, the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and MetaStar combined forces to meet the goal of expanding rural palliative care in Wisconsin. After recruiting lead organizations and inviting community members to join the project, six coalitions were formed. Each coalition developed their own aims and objectives specific to each county’s needs. In this session leaders from each of the Palliative Care Coalitions will share their experiences, outcomes, and challenges. Presentation by Denise Gloede RN, MSN, Ann Patek RN, MSN, Karen Lacke Carrig, RN and Kelly Planton RN-MSN, GNP, APNP, ACHPN.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Modern Ways to Acquire Information Technology
October 27
Health care organizations have been purchasing technology for many years, and with new licensing models, the purchasing options have changed. Software subscriptions, Software as a Service (Anything as a Service), Consumption Based Services, have blurred the lines between capital and operational funding. If started down the path of modernization, or perhaps you’re looking to accelerate your digital transformation, please join us as we discuss some best practices for budgeting and financing private/hybrid cloud operations for your hospital and clinics. Presentation by WHA Corporate Member Nutanix.
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password. 
 

This story originally appeared in the October 01, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter