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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PDPM for MDS Coordinators: Making a Successful Transition to the New Payment Model (W19065)

Start Date: 6/12/2019 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/12/2019 4:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  United States  04330

Organization Name: Maine Health Care Association

Karen Michaud, Director of Education
Email: kmichaud@mehca.org
Phone: 207.623.1146

Target Audience:
This program was designed specifically for Resident Assessment Coordinators and anyone involved in the assessment process including nurses, billing staff, therapists, etc.  That being said, others are also welcome to participate.
PDPM is coming!  This new payment methodology (Patient Driven Payment Model) begins October 1, 2019 and will pose both opportunities and challenges for SNF providers. Successful implementation will depend on accurate coding of the MDS – i.e. ICD-10 diagnosis codes, functional assessment scores in section GG, cognitive status, evidence of swallowing dysfunction, etc. – and effectively managing length of stay and the types and amounts of therapy services. Understanding how selecting and coding proper ICD-10 diagnoses will be critical to ensuring adequate and accurate payment for the care you provide for your residents. This program will provide the knowledge and tools necessary for your SNF to make a successful transition to PDPM.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the components of the PDPM, including differences between RUG IV and PDPM methodology.
  2. Recognize the significance of ICD-10 coding related to the PDPM.
  3. Understand how to prioritize and sequence ICD-10 codes in the MDS, in the clinical record and on the SNF claim.
  4. Discuss the impact on nursing, MDS and therapy providers.
  5. Understand the evolving role of the MDS coordinator in an environment focused on quality.
  6. Understand how a per-diem rate is created using PDPM: a case study walk-through.
  7. Develop an action plan to successfully transition your facility to PDPM.

Sarah Ragone, MS, PT, RAC-CT, QCP, is the Vice President of Reimbursement & Education for Coretactics Healthcare Consulting. She is a dynamic speaker who uses her expertise and passion for teaching to bring education to the forefront. Her 19 years of experience in long-term care allows her to present realistic and practical approaches to sustainable improvements in quality of care and reimbursement. She uses her knowledge in program development and quality improvement to present a holistic and supportive approach to adult learning that elevates interdisciplinary teams to produce positive results.

How to Register
We encourage you to register early as space is limited for some of our programs. Registrations cannot be accepted over the telephone, they must be submitted in writing.  There are two options to register: (1) Use the Register Online option, or (2) Complete the Paper Registration Form, fax it to MHCA at 207.623.4080, and mail the original (along with your payment) to: Maine Health Care Association, 317 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.  

MHCA Members: $129 (1st Registrant) ~ $10 discount (additional registrants from same facility)
Non-Members: $199 (1st Registrant) ~ $10 discount (additional registrants from same facility) 

Job Code:

Approved for 6 CEUs by the Maine NHA Licensure Board
Education Policies:
For information about refunds, certificates and more, you may use this link to view/print MHCA's Education Policies

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/11/2019 12:00 PM

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