PDPM 14-Part Webinar Series: Definitive Preparation for Skilled Nursing Facilities!
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The new Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019. For Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers, this will warrant not only significant operational changes but also a change of thinking as the new PDPM removes therapy minutes as a determinant of payment and strengthens the relationship between payment and clinical characteristics to promote payment accuracy and provide the resources necessary for SNFs to meet the care needs of a diverse range of residents. Key components of this payment accuracy rely upon the understanding of how the six components (PT, OT, ST, NTA, Nursing, Non-Case Mix) of the PDPM impact reimbursement. Additionally, PDPM requires a greater understanding of how to identify the medical complexity of our residents and ensure that complexity has been captured within the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The identification of medical complexity will require SNFs to have a keen understanding of the ICD-10 codes and how the ICD-10 codes determine how the resident is classified into the PDPM clinical categories.


This 14-part PDPM webinar series is targeted for MDS coordinators, therapy personnel, ICD-10 coders, business office and finance personnel, administrators, DONs, and all other members of the Interdisciplinary Team accountable for payment. We have selected this nationally recognized expert and webinar series approach to facilitate a methodical, systematic, and thorough approach to understanding the PDPM. Each session dives deeper into each element of the PDPM process and will provide the necessary coding instruction for each of those elements including how the ICD-10 codes fit into the PDPM clinical categories and drive reimbursement.

LeadingAge Iowa is the Series Host, with participation extended to LeadingAge ME & NH.


Series Price for Members:           $700 (translates to just $50 per webinar!)
Series Price for Non-Members:  $1,200


Faculty: Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Principal - Wilhide Consulting, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA


All webinars will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET


Thursday, February 28, 2019: Function Score and PDPM

Thursday, March 14, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Major Joint Replacement and Spinal Surgery

Thursday, March 28, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Acute Infections

Friday, April 12, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Acute Neurological

Friday, April 26, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Cancer

Friday, May 10, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Cardiovascular and Coagulation

Friday, May 24, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Medical Management

Friday, June 14, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Non-surgical Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal

Friday, June 28, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Pulmonary

Friday, July 12, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Non-orthopedic Surgery

Friday, July 19, 2019: PDPM Primary Diagnosis Category: Orthopedic Surgery
(except Major Joint Replacement/ Spinal Surgery)

Friday, August 2, 2019: PDPM Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Component

Friday, August 16, 2019: PDPM Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) Component of PDPM

Friday, August 30, 2019: PDPM Nursing Component