Education

Business of Transplantation Webinars 2012-2013

Developed by the AST Transplant Administrators Community of Practice (COP)

Price: FREE for AST members, $50 per webinar for non-members 

How to Register for a Single Webinar:
Click the "View Archive" button under one of the available webinars below. Click the "Purchase" link under the $50 price- this price will be removed during checkout for AST members. Go to your cart and checkout, AST members log in under "Returning Users" and your price will go to $0. Complete checkout.

These webinars are designed for anyone seeking instruction in the business side of transplantation particularly staff in leadership positions. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to develop and implement robust transplant QA programs and valuable operational knowledge and insight about the extremely complex transplant regulatory and financial framework.

Transplant administrators, transplant quality and data coordinators, transplant managers, transplant physician leaders, financial analysts, managed care contractors, statisticians providing support to transplant centers, and compliance coordinators will find these webinars particularly instructive.

  • The series starts with the basics in each of the following three areas- quality, operations, and finance- and builds on each area as the series progresses.
  • Each webinar will be a live broadcast taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 pm Central Time, with one webinar each month from November 2012 through June 2013. 

#1 Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan…Do You Have the Right Stuff?

Original Air Date: November 14, 2012 • Area: Quality 

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify key elements required for an effective transplant focused QA program
  • Develop center specific indicators including national comparative benchmarks
  • Identify potential process issues associated with data collection
  • Develop plan to integrate transplant center’s QA program into hospital QA program

Speaker:
Linda Ohler, MSN, RN, CCTC, FAAN
George Washington University and Marymount University

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#2 Transplant Cost Report 101…Understanding the Basics

Original Air Date: December 12, 2012Area: Finance

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand regulations
  • Identify phases of transplant & define organ acquisition services
  • Why it is important to report acquisition services
  • What’s a transplant cost report and how does it work
  • The Medicare ratio: How Medicare and private payers reimburse for transplant services

Speaker:
Alexander Aussi, BSN, MBA
University of California, San Diego

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Transcript of additional questions & answers that were not addressed during the live broadcast.


#3 Transplant Regulatory Framework…for the Transplant Leader

Original Air Date: January 9, 2013Area: Operations

Learner Objectives:

  • Orient attendees to multiple regulatory agencies involved in transplantation
  • Educate attendees to the 4 phases of transplantation (pre, waitlist, transplant event, post transplant)
  • Gain understanding of tools that are available to assist with staying abreast of changing transplant regulations

Speakers:
Janie Oakley, MSPOD, FACHE
University Hospitals Transplant Institute

Laura Murdock-Stillion, MHA, FACHE
The Ohio State University Medical Center

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#4 Understanding Your Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR) Data

Original Air Date: February 13, 2013Area: Quality

Learner Objectives:

  • Identify elements of SRTR model (including beta co-efficient values and hazard ratios)
  • Gain understanding of how SRTR model calculates Observed to Expected outcomes
  • Develop understanding of how to conduct Root Cause Analysis on you center specific data

Speakers:
Gwen McNatt, MS, RN, CNN, FNP-BC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Jesse Schold, PhD, MStat, MEd
Cleveland Clinic

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#5 A Primer on Optimizing an Organ Transplant Program’s Financial Statement

Original Air Date: March 13, 2013Area: Finance

Learner Objectives:

  • How to interpret the program’s financial statement and which variables you control
  • Understand the many revenue streams which feed into a transplant financial statement
  • Optimizing Organ Acquisition: Attributes of an optimal transplant financial statement
  • How Medicare and Private Payers reimburse for transplant services
  • Understand transplant Managed care contracting strategies in a changing environment
  • Assist in establishing metrics for program performance

Speakers:
Alexander Aussi, BSN, MBA
University of California, San Diego

Bill Rahm
Guidry and East

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Transcript of additional questions & answers that were not addressed during the live broadcast.


#6 Development of Solid Policies and Procedures

Original Air Date: April 10, 2013 • 2:00 pm ET • Area: Operations

Learner Objectives:

  • Gain solid understanding of the necessary policies and procedures that should be in place at all transplant centers
  • Identify policy and procedure format that contains key elements necessary to maximize compliance with regulatory requirements

Speakers:
Kimberly Nicoll, RN, MPH
Duke University Hospital

Darla Phillips, RN, MSN, CCTC
Duke University Hospital

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#7 Additional Tools to Assist with Evaluating Your Transplant Center’s Quality

Original Air Date: May 8, 2013 • 2:00 pm ET • Area: Quality

Learner Objectives:

  • Learn forecasting methodology to prospectively monitor your transplant center’s outcomes
  • Gain understanding of the Cumulative Summation technique (CUSUM) and the role it plays in detecting clinically relevant changes in transplant center performance over time

Speakers:
Jennifer Milton, BSN, MBA, CCTC
University Transplant Center

Mark Schnitzler, PhD
Saint Louis University
XynManagement, LLC

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#8 The Need for Resources: Approaching Senior Management

Original Air Date: June 12, 2013 • 2:00 pm ET • Area: Finance

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand what transplant resources are mandated as a UNOS and/or CMS requirement
  • “When I am prepared, I am in control”: Learn a few pearls to use in negotiating resources
  • Apply transplant programs’ performance metrics to the senior management “Ask”
  • Learn to quantify the discounted cost of FTEs in a transplant program

Speakers:
Amy Peele, RN
University of California, San Francisco

Luke Preczewski
University of California, Davis Medical Center

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This series was made possible in part by support from TeleResults Corporation.
TeleResults

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