11/14+ Just Management Course

The organization Outcome Engenuity (https://www.outcome-eng.com/) will present a three-day management-certification course for C-level executives on Just Culture: Creating a Foundation of Justice, in Las Vegas NV November 14-16, 2017.  HealthInsight is sponsoring the course, and providing a substantial discount for its partners.  Major session topics include:

  • Just Culture
  • Aligning Values and Expectations
  • Designing Better Systems
  • Making Better Behavioral Choices
  • Learning to Systematically Learn
  • Finding Justice
  • Just Culture Integration

For more information and instructions for discounted registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/JustCulture.pdf .

10/1+ NW16 Quality Conference

We’ve published the agenda and brochure for the October 22, 2017 Network 16 Annual Quality Conference in Tukwila WA, near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  The Conference will feature sessions on mental illness, fluid control, new CMS rules, AKI and residual function, and palliative care.  The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking, airport shuttle, and five CE credits for nurses, social workers, technicians, and dietitians.  Register by October 1, 2017 to avoid a late fee.  Find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NW16QC.Agenda.pdf .

8/28 PY2019 Comments Due

CMS has posted the audio recording and transcript of their July 26, 2017 Listening Session on the ESRD QIP Proposed Rule for PY2021; see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/National-Provider-Calls-and-Events-Items/2017-07-26-ESRD-QIP.html .  The material discusses plans for PY2019, PY2020, and PY2021.  Comments on the Proposed Rule are due by August 28, 2017.

CW Newsletter

The new CROWNWeb Newsletter is available at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ .  It includes articles on:

And announcement of an August 31, 2017 CW Town Hall Meeting.

New Medicare Card

CMS has renamed their Social Security Number Removal Initiative or SSNRI to New Medicare Card or NMC, and created three new web pages for it:

10/22 NW16 Quality Conference

We’ve added the July issue of Network 16 News to our website.  This edition summarizes the recent Network 18 Quality Conference that featured sessions on palliative care and violence prevention, and announces that registration is open for the October 22, 2017 Network 16 Quality Conference in Tukwila WA (Southcenter), at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee1vuqhebf5c5af8&llr=hakkwkrab .  The Network 16 Conference will feature sessions on mental health, fluid control, survey readiness, AKI, residual function, and palliative care.

The Network 16 News issue also links to the August 20, 2017 NKF Annual Community Picnic & Wellness Fair in Portland, the September 24, 2017 Strut Your Kidney run/walk in Portland, and the September 23-25, 2017 ANNA Nephrology Nursing Practices, Management & Leadership Conference in Miami FL.  Find more information about these events by clicking on “Facility Calendar” at the top of this page.

You can find current and past Network 16 News issues at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html .