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Check out the online learning opportunities below on an extensive range of topics. Each webinar is easy to purchase, watch and offers CHT credit!

THT members are encourage to utilize this free resource from governance expert Jamie Orlikoff to learn about Governance in the Time of Coronavirus: What Governing Boards Should Do Now to Deal with the Pandemic. In this webinar, Jamie addresses what boards should do to help their executives, their hospitals and themselves prepare for the immediate future of the pandemic, and outlines unique issues and actions that boards should think about NOW to ensure they stay ahead of unprecedented situations and challenges that are just around the corner.

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Speakers: Jamie Orlikoff, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.

Jamie Orlikoff Jamie Orlikoff is the president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, patient safety, and organizational development. Orlikoff is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and was named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Orlikoff has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over forty years. He has consulted with hospitals and systems in twelve countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of strategy and quality. He has written fifteen books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. He is the Chair of the Board of the St. Charles Health System in Bend, OR., and was the Vice Chair of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and chair of their Governance Committee until hitting his term limit.

A bonus article from Jamie Orlikoff, Tips for Board Effectiveness During the Pandemic, is available for download here.

This webinar will define telehealth and outline the complexities of the new regulations with Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Texas Medicaid. We will identify reimbursement opportunities and explore tips for planning a telehealth initiative in your community. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Amanda Bogle, J.D., senior consultant, Advis, and Corinne Brandt, J.D., consultant, Advis

Amanda Bogle Amanda Bogle, J.D. is a Senior Consultant with Advis. She focuses her practice primarily on the 340B Drug Pricing Program, provider-based compliance, regulatory compliance, and operational strategy.

Corinne Brandt Corinne Brandt, J.D. is a consultant with Advis. Her work at Advis involves the areas of regulatory compliance, service line development, as well as, operational assessment and strategy for improvement. and assists consultants in client related work.

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The compensation paid by healthcare organizations to their physicians and executives is a highly regulated and scrutinized area, and a source of increasing legal, as well as reputational, risk for healthcare organizations and their boards. This presentation will address the oversight responsibility of healthcare trustees regarding physicians and executives, with a focus on the legal and practical considerations regarding physician and executive compensation and discuss what healthcare trustees should and should not do to satisfy their fiduciary obligations in this area. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Craig Carter, attorney, Jackson & Carter; and Brian Jackson, attorney, Jackson & Carter, Austin, Tx

Craig Carter Craig Carter is a lawyer and co-founding partner with Jackson & Carter. He is the only lawyer in the State of Texas who is Board Certified in both Health Law and Labor and Employment Law. Craig's current practice with Jackson & Carter consists of representing non-profit and governmental hospitals and hospital related organizations daily, with a special focus on the legal relationships between hospitals and their employees and hospitals and physicians.

Brian Jackson Brian Jackson is a co-founder of Jackson & Carter. He represents physicians, hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, proceedings initiated by their respective licensing Boards, and governance and operational issues. Brian serves as General Counsel for the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange and the Texas Alliance for Patient Access and has testified before the Texas Legislature on multiple occasions as an expert resource witness concerning healthcare issues.

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This webinar will include an overview of the FEMA experience, a review of the FEMA applicant eligibility criteria, and an outline of the general eligible expense categories and requirements for reimbursement. Lessons learned from navigating the FEMA Reimbursement process will be discussed, including tasks for completion in advance of a disaster, during a disaster, and post disaster. General FEMA procurement matters along with other considerations will also be reviewed. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Gary Shope, J.D., vice president, risk finance, CHRISTUS Health and Ryan Yokley, J.D., vice president, Advis

Gary Shope Gary Shope, J.D., is the Vice President, Risk Finance at CHRISTUS Health and manages the organization’s commercial and self-insurance programs, wholly-owned captive insurance company and occupational health and associate safety programs. He also leads the organization’s catastrophic claims response efforts and auto liability claims program.

Ryan Yokley Ryan Yokley, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis, where he focuses on assisting healthcare providers with achieving and continuing regulatory compliance in order to preserve provider eligibility in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Provisions of these efforts specifically address state licensure laws, Federal Medicare Conditions of Participations, state Medicaid provider program criteria; as well as additional regulatory factors which may impact provider eligibility and reimbursement.

*Sponsored by Advis. Offered complimentary to members, $50 for non-members.

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This webinar will explore the development of new delivery models, such as senior living community, behavioral health centers and birthing centers. Next, we will discuss pursuing new affiliations for revenue and market share growth. Finally, we will identify opportunities for moving beyond the traditional, such as owning and operating non-healthcare businesses and utilizing community needs to expand market share. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speakers: Daniel Avants, J.D., vice president, Advis; and Bryan Niehaus, J.D., vice president, Advis

Daniel AvantsDaniel Avants, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis. He focuses his work on innovative healthcare development activities, regulatory review, and compliance for healthcare facilities. As part of these strategic development activities, he also develops physician alignment models, including care coordination, primary care incentive programs, bundles payments and clinical co-management. He uses this expertise to help providers to proactively react to payment reform initiatives through ventures such as ACO development, clinical integration, and Medicare innovation projects, as well as state and federal demonstration projects.

Bryan NiehausBryan Niehaus, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis. He focuses upon regulatory compliance issues for physician groups, acute care and specialty hospitals, multi-hospital complex healthcare systems and academic medical centers. This work includes ensuring optimum compliance with a wide range of federal, state and local regulations integral to the development and operation of healthcare providers. Bryan conducts compliance audits for providers, including audits addressing compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, The Joint Commission accreditation standards, state licensing regulations, billing reimbursement requirements, fraud and abuse regulations and Medicare provider-based status regulations.

*Sponsored by Advis. Offered complimentary to members, $50 for non-members.

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With a focus on elements applicable to healthcare organizations, this webinar will cover the essential elements of the current cyber-threat landscape (who is after your data and how they operate), the key risks associated with cybersecurity failures, the critical elements of a successful cybersecurity program, and best practices to prepare for and respond to a data breach incident. CHT: 1.0 hours

Speaker: Justin Freeman, J.D., of counsel, Winstead, PC, Austin

Justin FreemanJustin Freeman is Of Counsel at Winstead, PC, based out of Austin and provides cybersecurity and technology transactions expertise to a diverse range of clients. He specializes in technically complex transaction agreements, open source technologies, cybersecurity, incident management, and international data privacy regulations. With a technical background managing mission critical healthcare IT systems, Justin focuses on closely engaging operational teams and business leadership to successfully structure product developments, cybersecurity/data breach responses, and commercial arrangements while minimizing legal risk.

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The complexity of the health care industry can make hospital governance challenging. This webinar highlights key considerations for rural hospital board members and offers suggestions on how to more effectively evaluate a hospital’s current financial position and financial results, with an emphasis on how to select and monitor key performance indicators. The presentation also addresses the role of tax revenues and supplemental Medicaid funding in a rural hospital’s financial health. CHT: 0.75 hours

Speaker: Chris Clark, CPA, member of BKD National Health Care Group, South Region Health Care Industry Leader

Chris ClarkChris Clark, CPA is a member of BKD National Health Care Group and currently serves as the South Region Health Care Industry Leader. He provides a variety of services, including audit, strategic planning, reimbursement consulting and cost report preparation services, to not-for-profit and governmental health care providers. Chris also is experienced in preparing financial forecasts and feasibility studies and provides services to nursing homes, home health agencies and psychiatric centers.

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Part 1: Good Governance Strategies Using Enterprise Risk Management

This webinar introduces the key concepts in the ERM decision-making model to help board members understand several aspects of managing risk across the enterprise. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 2: The Component of Governance and Culture in Enterprise Risk Management

Topics covered include a comparison of traditional risk management vs. enterprise risk management; the steps for the board in pursuing ERM; a commitment to Mission, Vision, and Values; the creation of a risk-aware culture; and that ERM requires the right individuals. A case study is also presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 3: Setting Strategies and Business Objectives in ERM

Topics covered include a review of risk profiles, risk domains, building a risk list, prioritizing risk, and then selecting strategies and business objectives. A case study is also presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 4: Performance in Enterprise Risk Management

Topics covered include choosing risks and opportunities to address, evaluating your risks through a heat map, responses to your identified risks, ERM domains, developing an action plan and intervention action hierarchy. Two case studies are presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 5: Making Meaningful Metrics in Enterprise Risk Management

Staying abreast of changes in the environment and the organization’s performance is key to success and data provides support for strong decision making. This webinar will review considerations in setting metrics, presentation of the metrics to the board, and a discussion of evolving healthcare risk. A case study will also be presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 6: Info, Communication and Reporting in ERM

Capturing, utilizing and communicating quality data and information is a key part of the enterprise risk management process. This webinar provides guidance and direction for making quality choices for each of these key elements to optimize support for the organization in addressing its risk, challenges and opportunities. A case study is presented. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Series Speaker: Faye Sheppard, RN, J.D., consultant, Patient Safety Resources, Cuero

Faye SheppardFaye Sheppard has over 30 years of experience in health law, patient safety and risk management. She served as legal counsel for over 15 years for a tertiary pediatric healthcare system and for 10 years as the Director of Risk Management of a large acute care health system. Currently, she is providing risk management and patient safety consulting services for Patient Safety Resources. Faye has been active in the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) for many years.

Part 1: 340B – Understanding the Basics

As a board member, your responsibility is to assess the environment and look for both opportunities and threats that may impact the hospital's financial success. Have you assessed 340B lately? For many eligible hospitals, 340B is an answer to a long-standing problem of funding critical patient services that may be underfunded or poorly reimbursed. For others, 340B is seen as problematic and needs reform. Understanding the basics to the complex is key to hospitals successfully participating in the 340B program. Executives and their board members play a critical role in shaping the advocacy message, intent, and utilization of their organization’s 340B benefit. Learn how your role as a healthcare leader can help shape 340B into a sustainable benefit as industry dynamics shift. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Part 2: Strategic 340B Insights for Hospital Leaders

In this webinar, we identify the current landscape of the 340B federal drug discount program and the future changes anticipated; list the marketplace opportunities and threats to develop a strategic plan; describe leading practices to maintain 340B compliance; and develop key questions to assess hospital leadership’s stewardship and fiduciary responsibility to the program and their community. CHT: 0.5 hours

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Series Speaker: Lisa Scholz, Head of Industry Relations, Sentry Data Systems, Washington, D.C.

Lisa ScholzLisa Scholz, joined Sentry Data Systems after three years as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at 340B Health. She is a passionate and collaborative Health-System thought leader with a career path that spans Retail Pharmacy, Health-System Operations, Government, Association Management and Technology Solutions. Whether managing a 1000 bed health-system pharmacy operation or securing a government contract to provide assistance and expertise to Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs (HRSA)- her in-depth understanding and experience in the market with complex organizations has assisted colleagues overcome and strengthen their policy, operations and technology in a changing environment.

This webinar will enhance awareness of how Health Equity is central to all health systems’ mission. Programs and initiatives that address health disparities will be discussed, along with strategies to integrate diversity and inclusion into overall organizational priorities. CHT: 0.5 hours

Marcos Pesquera Tiffany Capeles Speakers: Marcos Pesquera, System Vice-President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and Tiffany Capeles, Director of Health Equity, CHRISTUS Health, Irving

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This webinar will describe why it is critical to align the governing board with physician leadership and also assist in determining how to enhance the relationship between the board and physician leaders including the Medical Executive Committee. CHT: 0.5 hours

Pamela Knecht Speaker: Pamela Knecht, President and CEO, ACCORD LIMITED, Chicago

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