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May. 3, 2013

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar

Health Care Plan Design for 2014 — Will Your Hospital/Health System Be Ready?
Friday, May 17
1 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT
90-minute webinar

Is your organization prepared for 2014 health care plan requirements? Health Care Reform imposes a number of new requirements that take effect for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Health care HR leaders, hospitals, and health systems need to prepare for this impending change.

The time has come for employers to decide whether to play or pay under the employer shared responsibility mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). If the answer is to play, employers need to take steps now to comply with the employer shared responsibility requirements and avoid significant penalties that may apply for failure to offer coverage to full-time employees or for offering unaffordable or insufficient coverage to full-time employees.

The webinar will focus on the steps hospitals and health systems are taking to meet these requirements. Some of the regulations discussed include:
  • The offer of coverage must include dependent children under age 26, but not spouses
  • A special effective date applies for an employer with a fiscal-year plan year
  • Further guidance is provided with respect to hours of service and what it means to offer coverage.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the unique design issues a health care provider will face in implementing the health care reform rules for its own health plan
  • Identify the key health care reform issues your organization needs to address to be ready for 2014
  • Prepare for and avoid the application of the no coverage and unaffordable/insufficient coverage penalties.

Presenters: Sarah Millar, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Mike Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Dawn Sellstrom, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Price: ASHHRA members: $69
Non-members: $99
Register Now





IFD Webinar

Is Hospital Cultural Competency Associated with Better HCAHPS Scores?
Thursday, May 16
1 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT
90-minute webinar

Presenter: Dr. Robert Weech-Maldonado, Professor & L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair with the Department of Health Services Administration University of Alabama at Birmingham

Price: Free

This webinar, in conjunction with HRET, will examine the relationship between cultural competency practices and HCAHPS scores. Dr. Weech-Maldonado will examine this link and the factors behind it.

Register Now

ASHHRA
312-422-3720
ashhra@aha.org

IFD
312-422-2690
institute@aha.org




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