Best Practices for Success Under PDPM

High Performing SNF Operators leverage technology and innovative practices to maintain superior leadership status. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with industry experts and MatrixCare by registering for our PDPM Front Runner Webinar Series every month!

Hosted by:

 

Kevin Whitehurst
Senior Vice President, 

Skilled Nursing Solutions

Register below for upcoming events or access recordings of previous sessions.

 

Upcoming Sessions


How Discharge Planning Can Save the Day Under PDPM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 P.M. Central Time

Approved by NAB for 1 CEU

Presented by:

Laura Page-Griefinger
Founder & CEO

As Assessment Accuracy is very important in PDPM, Discharge Planning is how your facility will be "graded" on the care that you give and the outcomes of that care. PDPM recognizes every patient's uniqueness and how the plan of care developed has assisted the patient to achieve the highest outcomes possible. Appropriate and Timely discharge planning and accuracy in data collection can show the value of your facility to patients and families, increase your STAR Ratings, and make your facility more marketable to referral sources. 

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

—  Define discharge planning and collaboration in a facility setting

—  Define the outcomes of discharge planning relating to STAR ratings

—  How PDPM will impact discharge planning

 

Documentation-Savvy Nurses are the Real Super Stars with PDPM
What it means to be Meticulous with Clinical Documentation
Tuesday, September 24, 2019  
2:00 P.M. Central Time

Approved by NAB for 1 CEU

Presented by:

Joanne Jones
Director, Clinical Services

Being successful in the new Medicare reimbursement system will require facilities to reevaluate their documentation system and establish guidelines for clinical staff to focus documentation on the PDPM Case Mix Group qualifiers.  This session will review the current typical practices and provide insight into practical ways to implement effective and efficient documentation systems including assessment, care planning and ongoing documentation to support the Medicare skilled stay.

At the completion of this session participants will be able to:

—  Understand the current documentation requirements for Medicare SNF coverage

—  Discuss the impact of clinical documentation on PDPM Case Mix qualifiers

—  Develop strategies for implementing changes in documentation to support PDPM


Back by Popular Demand!!

Win Big with PDPM by Mastering Section GG Scoring Methodology
Functional Abilities and Goals are Key payment drivers


Tuesday, October 8, 2019  
1:00 P.M. Central Time

Note: This session will be identical to the webinar originally presented on August 21st.

Presented by:

Joanne Jones
Director, Clinical Services

Approved by NAB for 1 CEU

The impact of Section GG on the Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will be significant, and accurate coding and documentation to support that coding will be critical. In this session, we’ll discuss how the functional assessment items will impact both the PT/OT and Nursing Case Mix groups and provide strategies on how to facilitate IDC team collaboration and accurate documentation to capture the revenue that reflects the patient’s care needs.

At the completion of this session participants will be able to:

—  Discuss the impact of functional scores on the PDPM Case Mix groups

—  Discuss the steps required to accurately assess patient’s functional abilities in order to code Section GG

—  Discuss the need for collaboration between Nursing and Therapy to identify the most accurate coding

—  Identify documentation required to support the coding of Section GG


Previous Sessions - Now Available On-Demand

Enhance Your Revenue with Proper PDPM Documentation   
Presented on Tuesday, July 30, 2019
By Deb Freeland, Principal, CLA

Do you understand the financial drivers of the new Patient-Drive Patient Model? How about the documentation changes that will need to be made within the organization to ensure accurate reimbursements? In this session, Deb Freeland, Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, will discuss operational changes to consider during PDPM implementation.

Join this webinar to learn about the impact that PDPM will have on your clinical processes as well as financial and billing changes:

—  Understand the financial changes that will occur under PDPM, both at the revenue and expense level.

—  Explore how proper documentation of the MDS Assessments and ICD-10 coding will impact the PDPM rate.

—  Identify potential organizational changes that may be necessary under PDPM.


Accurate Resident Assessments: A Critical Key to PDPM Success   
Presented on Thursday, August 8, 2019
By Laura Page-Greifinger, Founder & CEO, Quality in Real Time

In the new PDPM reimbursement model, accuracy in data collection and documentation resident care will be of utmost importance. Few people see the resident and everyone else must rely on documentation to understand the interactions and interventions done by clinicians. Assisting clinicians to achieve that goal is an important objective for PDPM success.

Join this webinar to learn why accuracy will be critical under PDPM. Here's what you'll learn:

—  PDPM - What this change means for SNFs

—  How resident assessments impact reimbursement under PDPM

—  Importance of clinician accuracy in documentation and assessments


Win Big with PDPM by Mastering Section GG Scoring Methodology
Functional Abilities and Goals are Key payment drivers
Presented on Wednesday, August 21, 2019
By Joanne Jones, Director, Clinical Services, BKD

The impact of Section GG on the Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will be significant, and accurate coding and documentation to support that coding will be critical. In this session, we’ll discuss how the functional assessment items will impact both the PT/OT and Nursing Case Mix groups and provide strategies on how to facilitate IDC team collaboration and accurate documentation to capture the revenue that reflects the patient’s care needs.1 CEU Pending Approval by NAB

At the completion of this session participants will be able to:

—  Discuss the impact of functional scores on the PDPM Case Mix groups

—  Discuss the steps required to accurately assess patient’s functional abilities in order to code Section GG

—  Discuss the need for collaboration between Nursing and Therapy to identify the most accurate coding

—  Identify documentation required to support the coding of Section GG

We're sorry, but there is no recording for this session. We are working to schedule a second presentation of this session. Stay tuned for more info.


Operational Aspects of PDPM Regarding Therapy Services/Expenses and Contracting
Presented on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By Rick Hamilton and Deb Freeland, Principals, CLA

PDPM will have a critical impact on therapy services and how they affect reimbursements. Skilled Nursing providers will need a clear understanding of these changes in order to make informed decisions about therapy agreements/contracts moving forward. In this session, we will discuss therapy contracts, expenses and strategies to help make a smooth transition from RUG IV to PDPM reimbursements.

Here's what you'll learn:

—  Understand the calculation of the PDPM therapy rate components

—  Discuss multiple options and components of therapy agreements/contracts

—  Analyze your current therapy expenses and project PDPM financial impact going forward

—  Consider PDPM therapy contracts and their implications with Medicare Advantage – Part C, HMOs and Bundled Payments

—  Create an environment that fosters Medicare compliance by monitoring clinical practice patterns during the transition from RUG IV to PDPM