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AHCA's PDPM Academy Coming to Maine on April 17, 2019

The New Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins on October 1, 2019. Under the new system, patient clinical characteristics in totality will determine payment.  That means quick and highly accurate assessment and diagnosis will be critical.  Payment will no longer be focused on therapy minutes and ADLs but will rely on over 180 MDS item fields so failing to accurately code patient needs will have a significant impact on adequate and accurate payment for high quality care. To operate effectively under PDPM, staff roles will need to change. 
 
The New Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins on October 1, 2019. Under the new system, patient clinical characteristics in totality will determine payment.  That means quick and highly accurate assessment and diagnosis will be critical.  Payment will no longer be focused on therapy minutes and ADLs but will rely on over 180 MDS item fields so failing to accurately code patient needs will have a significant impact on adequate and accurate payment for high quality care. To operate effectively under PDPM, staff roles will need to change. 
 
We can help!   MHCA will be partnering with AHCA to bring their PDPM Academy to Maine on April 17, 2019.  The PDPM ACADEMY is a 10-month training effort designed by AHCA to help centers prepare for this massive change. It includes both in-person training and continuing updates and support to prepare you for October 1st. If you opt to participate you'll have access to all of the following:
 
· PDPM 101 Webinar (prerequisite for taking the in-person training)
· One-day, in-person training workshop at the Augusta Civic Center on April 17, 2019
· Monthly workshop webinars on key topics and emerging PDPM issues
· “How To” webinars on implementing additional tools developed by AHCA
 
At the in-person workshop, participants will go in-depth with hands on experiential learning by:
· Aligning buildings and companies to transition to PDPM using AHCA's PDPM Readiness Tools© and the related core competencies;
· Classifying residents in case mix groups;
· Assessing market position in a PDPM environment; and
· Using organizational, business, and management tools to reconfigure business planning.
 
As soon as the conference details have been finalized we will send a notice out to members with information about how to register.  In the meantime, Save the Date!  You won't want to miss this opportunity to get the knowledge and support you need for a successful transition to PDPM.  
 
Staff Contact:
Karen Michaud
Director of Education
kmichaud@mehca.org