LeadingAge to Host Webinar on New Skilled Nursing Payment Model

The LeadingAge Learning Hub is sponsoring a webinar Aug. 22, 2-3 p.m., on the new skilled nursing payment model.

“The ABCs of the New Skilled Nursing Payment Model” will outline what nursing home providers should do to prepare for implementation of the final Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) rule in October 2019. The webinar  is open to nursing home providers and life plan communities with health care centers that accept Medicare payment, including CEOs, COOs, administrators, MDS coordinators, rehabilitation managers, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists.

Speakers during the webinar include Aaron Tripp, LeadingAge‘s director of long-term care policy and analytics who manages LeadingAge’s work on Medicare post-acute reimbursement policy; and Judy Wilhide Brandt, principal with Wildhide Consulting, Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va., and a leading expert on clinical Medicare compliance, Five-Star Rating System, Quality Measures, and the MDS/RAI process.

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) represents the future of Medicare payment and will rely heavily on beneficiary clinical characteristics. This means changes to the number and frequency of Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments, more emphasis on newer sections of the MDS (particularly Section GG), and the need to gain competence in ICD-10 coding.

  • Consider the differences in case-mix classifications from the current RUG-IV system to the PDPM system.
  • Examine changes to the MDS assessment schedule and areas of unique focus such as Section GG for functional abilities.
  • Understand the ICD-10 procedural codes that classifies residents into clinical categories for payment purposes under PDPM.

NAB CE credits are available for the webinar. The cost is $99. To learn more and register, go the the webinar’s website.

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