To learn more about those signs, register for the free Home for the Holidays web conference, moderated by a representative from the Home Instead Senior Care® network, hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA), and co-sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).
The hour-long web conference will be available in the U.S. and Canada, and offered on two dates and times: Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, or Monday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, go to www.caregiverstress.com/familyeducation.
“It’s easy for busy family caregivers to overlook the subtle signs that a senior loved one needs assistance,” said Lucy Novelly, owner of one of the Home Instead Senior Care offices serving the Greater Pittsburgh area. “But during the holidays, when many return to their childhood homes, the difference between your last visit and now can highlight those red flags.”
The Pittsburgh office of Ogletree Deakins, a boutique labor & employment firm, is conducting a complimentary half-day seminar at Heinz History Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8-11:45am. You can register online at www.ogletreedeakins.com or contact Marilyn Rosol at 412.394.3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the agenda for further details.
On Tuesday, October 25, Liken Home Care, Sykes Elder Law, UPMC and Harmony Hospice will sponsor Bridging the Gap, an educational journey through the complex spectrum of healthcare services. RSVP by October 17 by calling 412-816-0113 or email email@example.com. For more information, download the flyer.
The Anesthesia Department is universally recognized as an essential partner in the smooth operation of every hospital OR. An under-performing anesthesia program can have negative effects on OR efficiency, profitability and patient satisfaction. The decision to change anesthesia providers is a significant one, requiring careful consideration. A clear understanding of the process, as well how to identify a high-performing anesthesia organization, is essential to making a successful change.
Somnia Anesthesia invites you to attend a free Webinar on June 14 at 2:15pm EST to learn how to evaluate your anesthesia program and what to expect when transitioning to a new provider in your hospital. Sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia, this Webinar will provide concrete examples of how a change in anesthesia provider can result in a higher-performing OR, lower subsidy and improved hospital-physician relationships.
Speakers: Robert Goldstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Somnia Anesthesia; Thomas Schares, MD, Chief of Anesthesia, Desert Regional Medical Center; and Robert Cunnah, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Desert Regional Medical Center
Who should attend?
CEO, CFO, CMO, COO, VP of Operating Room or anyone else at your hospital or ASC responsible for clinical services or OR management.
International Claims: A new problem for U.S. Hospitals. Learn how to identify and get paid on the growing number of International Claims at every U.S Hospital.
June 16, 2011 – 1:00 P.M. (Speakers – Udi Ben-Gal, Director of Operations and Dave Cooper, Regional Sales Director – BDM – International Collection Services)
**Sign up now for this Free Webinar and also receive 1 CPE Credit from your local Western Pennsylvania HFMA Chapter. Click here for registration instructions.
After This Webinar You Will Be Able To:
- Improve the quality and quantity of demographic information obtained from foreign patients.
- Learn best practices used by BDM clients to flag foreign accounts.
- Identify the countries that generate the largest volume of international accounts.
- Quantify the number and total value of foreign accounts that you are currently writing-off as uncollectable bad debt.
- Increase your overall collection rate on international accounts.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Noon – 1:30 PM Eastern
Click here to register
The U.S. government is promoting renewable energy development with loan guarantee programs, U.S. Treasury grants, and tax breaks, and many states have adopted additional economic measures. This has spurred many hospitals and health care institutions throughout the U.S. to explore on-site renewable energy options, either for existing facilities or for facilities being renovated or replaced.
But the hodgepodge nature of these government programs – authorized by different pieces of legislation, administered under an array of regulatory regimes, subject to varying requirements and deadlines – presents a serious challenge to those interested in obtaining financial assistance for renewable energy projects. These renewable energy transactions frequently involve a power purchase agreement (PPA), with the end user of the electric power agreeing to purchase the output from an on-site power system. PPAs raise a host of complex issues.
So, while renewable energy projects can offer substantial benefits to hospitals and health care systems, such projects should be carefully evaluated and structured. In this informative presentation for hospitals and health care systems considering solar, wind or cogeneration, Pepper Hamilton LLP attorneys will discuss:
- risks and benefits of solar, wind and cogeneration strategies
- the basics of a PPA and options available, including fixed-price purchase agreements, fixed-price contracts with inflation-based escalators, and variable-price agreements
- land leases and other core agreements
- the complex web of economic incentive programs for renewable energy projects
- tax incentives and other sources of public funding, which can be the difference in the success of a project.
This webinar also will provide guidance on how non-profit organizations and for-profit entities can exploit the programs now available.
Henry C. Fader, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Marc D. Machlin, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Todd B. Reinstein, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Mark A. Solomon , Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
There is no fee to participate in this webinar.
Questions? Please contact Kristen Clark at 412.454.5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western PA HFMA Sponsored Events
March 25 – Pension Plans: Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Funding, Regulatory Changes, Compliance – Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry, PA. We have some excellent speakers for this session including individuals from SEI, PNC, ParenteBeard, Walker Benefits and First Commonwealth. In fact, many of you may have heard of our speaker Rick Applegate during his weekday morning segment on KDKA radio called “Money Talk” (see attached agenda for more info.) – Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great session.
April 29th – Reform and Regulatory Changes: Understanding and Preparing for the Key Areas of Impact – Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry, PA (more info to follow)
National HFMA Webinars (***Free***)
March 16: After this webinar, you will be able to understand how to create a Patient Financial Profile System for your organization; learn how to maximize revenue from claim reimbursements and patient payments; and using the Patient Financial Profile System, you will discover how to optimize your pre-admission workflow by creating three categories: Patient Payment, Charity Predicted and Medicaid Eligible.
March 23: After this webinar, you will be able to identify the goals, performance metrics and processes two different organizations successfully adopted to arrive at a sustainable financial group practice model; use effective management strategies to engage physicians and overcome obstacles; learn key metrics used to influence behavior between hospitals and physicians; gain insight into the type of culture that fosters meaningful change within an organization; and leverage practical experience in order to avoid common pitfalls.
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Try checking our webinar calendar weekly. Because new sessions are scheduled intermittently, the calendar receives frequent updates and additions. For more information on a particular webinar or to register now, click on the links above or call (800) 252-4362, extension 2.
TeleTracking Technologies, market leader in patient flow technology, will offer a free webinar for all VHA hospitals and other interested parties on the potential cost savings delivered by an asset and patient tracking network.
The webinar, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21 from 2pm to 3 pm EST, will feature client experiences with TeleTracking’s RadarFind sensor network, some of whom report savings of $500,000 to $750,000 within the first year of installing the RTLS system.
Studies of RadarFind’s technology have proven it can decrease capital expenditures on mobile medical devices, reduce or eliminate rental costs, cut loss or theft, and improve productivity.