Get Ready for SNF PPS for FY 2010

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Rena Shephard, MHA, RN, FACDONA, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Sweeping changes are in store for SNF PPS – Know the Final Rule for FY 2010.

The Medicare payment system for nursing homes, the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System, will be undergoing significant revisions in the next couple of years; the RUG IV system will replace the current RUG III system, MDS 3.0 will be implemented and ADL scoring will also change significantly. It's never too soon to get up to speed on these changes so you can strategize your training before the new measures take place.

Join MDS expert Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, C-NE for this 1-hour audio session when Rena will discuss the many changes to the payment system that Skilled Nursing Facility providers will need to master.
Final Rule effective OCTOBER 1:

Final Rule is not in yet, but here's what you can expect:

  • Payment rates for FY 2010 include a 2.1 percent market basket increase, but adjustments will result in a negative rate update of $390 million. Rena will tell you why.
  • ADL score range will be 0 to 16 instead of 4 to 18
  • Some conditions have been placed in lower RUG categories in the RUG IV system.
  • The look-back may not capture all of the services that you think it does.
  • Uncover how much therapist time is actually provided to each patient…
  • Get the inside story on public comment results on:

    • Proposed requirement for quarterly reporting of nursing home staffing data.
    • On the proposal to apply the quality monitoring mechanism in place for all other SNF PPS facilities to rural swing-bed hospitals.
  • And More

Who should attend? Administrators and assistant administrators, directors of nursing and assistant DONs, MDS nurses, rehabilitation therapists, billers, social services and discharge planning staff, medical directors, and staff development.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.

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About Our Speaker

Rena Shephard - Long Term Care Coding Expert

Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, FACDONA, RAC-CT, is the president of RRS Healthcare Consulting Services in San Diego, providing long-term care consulting and training services to facilities, corporations, and attorneys nationwide.

The founding chair and executive editor of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Shephard was a Director of Nursing Services in skilled nursing facilities for 14 years, with expertise in all aspects of long-term care. She...   More Info
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