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Topic: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for an OIG Audit of Your Hospital’s Explant Warranty Credit Program
Presenter: Alan Brander, RN, FACHE MBA/HCM
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 0900 – 1000 CT

Implantable medical devices occasionally fail and must be replaced. If devices fail while under warranty, credit is due from the manufacturer. If credits are equal to or greater than 50% of the device cost, the credit must be returned to Medicare. In a recent review of 911 hospitals, the OIG found that every audited hospital had some mismanaged cardiac device warranty credits. In all, nearly 50% of qualifying credits were not paid back. Regardless of intention, this is Medicare fraud. CMS and OIG estimate hospitals have underpaid credits by at least $30 Billion and have committed to recoup billions in unpaid credits Your hospital will likely fall into their scope. It’s crucial you become compliant Or you’re risking penalties, fines, being designated an excluded provider and even jail time. Learn what the expectations are and how to prepare.

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Topic: Productive Conflict - The Power of In-The-Moment Conversations
Presenter: Nick Dann - Managing Director, Dunbar Organizational Health / BDA Health Informatics
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 0900 – 1000 CT

This session will focus on the objectives below and how you can apply these to your organization.
  1. Learn why great leaders are both conflict avoiders and conflict seekers.
  2. Understand which commonly accepted behaviors in the workplace are actually destructive responses to conflict.
  3. Discover how practicing In-The-Moment Conversations with your team members can lead to lifelong leadership lessons.


Topic: Instructions for Use and Record-keeping in the Sterile Processing Department and Beyond. Building "Pillars" to Form a Strong Base of Patient Safety
Presenter: David Jagrosse, CRCST, CHL
When: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 0900 – 1000 CT

Efficient, accurate, updated, and accessible information on reprocessing, staff training, and competencies within the Sterile Processing Department and beyond is the key to safely reprocessing medical devices and keeping our patients safe. We will explore how manual and automated systems can be leveraged to build the strongest foundations for patient safety throughout the process.
Join us for this informative webinar as we:
  • Discuss instructions for use and their importance
  • Identify "pillars" of a good system
  • Understand what accreditation surveyors look for in the department
  • Outline current standards that apply
  • And much more...