Advanced Risk Management and CDI Workshop – Palm Beach @ Palm Beach
Jan 25 all-day

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Review the different risk adjustment models and their impact on medical practice management.

Discuss the impact of shifting from RAPS to EDS. What does this mean for office based claims?

Take a deep dive into HCC Coding and Documentation. Review real examples to see what validates, what doesn’t, and why. Tips for engaging physicians.

Learn how to leverage frontline staff to be successful in the world of risk adjustment and value based payments.

YOU  WILL RECEIVE:   ($130+ value)

  • Color copy of presentation
  • CMS-HCC Quick Coder
  • Clinical Documentation and Coding Guide
  • Laminated Coding and Documentation Tools
  • AMA, AAFP and AAPC Approved Education


  • Physicans, ARNP’s and PA’s
  • Administrators and Frontline Staff
  • CDI Specialists
  • Executive Leaders
  • ACO, MSO and IPA Teams
  • Medical Coders and Billers

Approved by the AMA and AAFP for 5.75 Hours of CME

Approved by the AAPC for 6.0 hours of CEUs!

Giving Back to the Community with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank @ Kauai Independent Food Bank
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Kick off your new year by giving back to your community! We will be collaborating with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank to bring you the first Perspectives on Community Health Field Trip of 2018. Join us for a morning of learning about this organization and volunteer your time to help pack backpacks.

The Kaua’i Independent Food Bank’s (KIFB) Backpack Program provides food for keiki over the weekends, when school lunches are not available. The Backpack Program began in 2007 after KIFB staff serving healthy snacks at a westside after-school program observed students “stocking up” on Friday, so they would have enough food for the weekend. The primary goal of the program is to help children who rely on free school meals for nourishment by ensuring they do not go hungry on weekends.

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation with you to the field trip. Every little bit helps!

Volunteer Screening 2018: Research Results and Insights
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am


We recently surveyed more than 900 volunteer managers, executive directors, and other volunteer program professionals across the U.S., asking questions about their volunteers, volunteer background screening practices, and expectations for 2018.

In this webinar, our volunteer screening experts share results and insights from the research. You’ll hear:

  • The current state of volunteering in the United States, and how the 2018 research results compare to 2017
  • How your organization‘s volunteer program compares to others and where potential gaps may exist in your volunteer screening program
  • What actions you should take when you find criminal history on a volunteer
  • How to motivate your volunteers to contribute to the cost of their background check
  • Best practices to improve your volunteer screening program

Space is limited, so register today.

Introduction to the Opioid Epidemic (Three-part Webinar Series)
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


In 2018, APA’s Planning and Community Health Center and Healthy Communities Collaborative will host a series of webinars to explore the intersection of planning and the opioid epidemic.  Designed to share local experiences and national resources, the series is also meant to launch a network of members and peer professionals working to understand the crisis and our roles in it.

The first session, Introduction to the Opioid Epidemic, will ground the series in a public health framework, featuring substance use disorder and chronic disease prevention expert Liz Blackwell-Moore: How do we understand addiction?  How are public health professionals engaging other sectors to address this crisis?

The session will also share the work of the National Association of Counties, highlighting the recently released report on the epidemic as well as the collaboration between the National League of Cities and their efforts to use GIS to understand the crisis in specific communities.

Skilled Nursing, Rehab and Vent/Trach & Respiratory Care in Hawaii & What You Need to Know
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm


Presented by Tyrus Lefler, NHA & Executive Director and Jon Canella, MSW, & Director of Admissions, Social Services, & Marketing for the Care Center of Honolulu.

Questions? Email Kelika Ishol at

If you are not sure about what Skilled Nursing, Rehab, or Long Term Care services and what they offer, this webinar will help you to understand how it all works.

Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, or private insurance, tune in to this webinar to learn all about the reimbursement rates and how folks are able to navigate this sometimes confusing system.

Jon Canella, MSW & Director of Social Services, Admissions and Marketing along with Executive Director Tyrus Lefler, NHA, of the Care Center of Honolulu will share important information. This webinar is great for professionals in the industry, family members, and caregivers.

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Tyrus and Jon have an extensive backgrounds in the healthcare, skilled nursing, rehab, and long term care. They both have helped hundreds of clients through the years. Both have a combined tenure of over 30 years in the industry.

LGBTQ Youth; Walking the Talk of Inclusive Sexual Health Education @ Airport Honolulu Hotel
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer are at disproportionate risk for multiple negative health outcomes including earlier onset of sexual behavior, increased number of sexual partners and decreased use of effective risk reduction strategies when compared to their heterosexual peers. Youth-serving professionals often struggle to understand the latest terminology, the nuances in LGBTQ youth culture and the most effective ways to be responsive and inclusive of the needs of sexual minority youth. This presentation will help health and education professionals understand the latest language, sexual health trends and effective strategies to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth.

Nora Gelperin, M.Ed. Director of Sexuality Education and Training, Advocates for Youth

Nora is one of the co-authors of the Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education curriculum used in all 50 states and over 60 countries around the world. She is one of the national technical assistance providers on the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) initiative; has been a member of the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) initiative; and was part of the core team that developed the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills K-12 (2011) and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education, (Journal of School Health, 2014).

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Queen’s Speaking of Health – The Psychology of Eating: Understanding the Keys to Successful Weight Management @ The Queen's Conference Center
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

When it comes to managing or losing weight, it’s not just about food.  Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions can influence eating behaviors and impact long-term success.  Discover the keys to successful weight management with psychologist Ronnie Sato, PsyD, and registered dietitian Connice Wang, RD.  They are part of the Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program, which has helped thousands of people in Hawaii take control of their weight, health and lives.

Learn about:

  • The psychology of eating
  • The difference between physical and mental hunger
  • Your relationship with food
  • Strategies for mindful eating
  • Tips for sustainable behavior changes

Space is limited.  Reservations are required. Click here to register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended as it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala street. You can also park at Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t get in because the lecture is full? Can’t make it because of a baby lu‘au? You’ll be happy to know that you can watch the recording of this lecture online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel. Since 2016, we’ve posted all of the Queen’s Speaking of Health lectures online. Click here to check them out and see what you’ve missed!

2018 National Health Policy Conference @ Marriott Marquis
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

Join the nation’s leading health care decision makers and policy leaders for an extensive overview of the nation’s 2018 health policy agenda.

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Advancing Innovative Health Research Webinar
Feb 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am


All of Us is a landmark project to enroll and retain 1 million or more volunteers in efforts to advance innovative health research that may lead to more precise treatments and prevention strategies. All of Us aims to build one of the largest biomedical data resources in the world, reflecting participants from diverse communities across the United States. Join Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, chief engagement officer for the All of Us Research Program, for an interactive discussion about how public health professionals can help expand All of Us’ demographic and geographic coverage. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national resource for thousands of studies and a wide variety of health conditions. At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define precision medicine.
  2. Describe the All of Us Research Program, led by the National Institutes of Health, and a cornerstone of the larger Precision Medicine Initiative.
  3. Identify community partners who are raising awareness about the All of Us Research Program and helping bring diverse voices to the table.
ASIST Suicide Prevention Training @ Kauai Circuit Courthouse (Pu'uhonua Kaulike Building)
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm

This TWO‐DAY workshop will equip participants to respond knowledgeably and competently to persons at risk of suicide. Participants learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide. Just as “CPR” skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. This is a highly interactive workshop that will give you the training that you need in order to be a care‐giving resource within your community.


  • Attendees must be present for BOTH FULL DAYS to receive certification.
  • Please be on time – late‐comers may be turned away.
  • Meals will not be provided, but there will be ample time to purchase food on‐/off‐site.

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