Medicare Skilled Nursing and the Patient-Driven Payment Model

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
60 minutes
Product Description

PDPM to Replace RUGs in 2019: Is Your SNF Ready?

CMS made its biggest change in 20 years by replacing the existing case-mix classification methodology—the Resource Utilization Groups, Version IV (RUG-IV)—with the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Although it's not very different in concept than last year's proposed Resident Classification System (RCS), there's a lot more to it than a just a new name. As a healthcare provider, especially if you are an SNF (Skilled Nursing Facilities) provider, it is imperative for you to learn PDPM inside out to stay on the right side of compliance.

Learn the specifics of the PDPM model structure versus the case-mix groups in this informative webinar by CMS and PDPM expert Renee Kinder. Kinder will also delve into the history of why CMS is looking to change the current RUGs system to the PDPM Model. Being a direct technical expert for CMS, she carries with herself insider information on the development of the PDPM model. Among other things, she will also share the best practices for interdisciplinary coding within PDPM.

After attending this webinar, you will be confident in your ability to implement the PDPM best practices in team coding smoothly and successfully by October 2019 implementation—specific to the categories mentioned under the session highlights below. 

Session Highlights

  • I8000 Clinical Category
    • Section GG
    • Section K: Swallowing and Nutritional Status
    • Sections B: Hearing Speech and Vision & C: Cognitive Status
    • Sections I: Active Diagnosis & O for determining Clinical Category

Who Should Attend

Anyone in Skilled Nursing Facilities, including:

  • Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists

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About Our Speaker

Renee Kinder

Renee currently serves as a Clinical Specialist for Evergreen Rehabilitation where she provides education and training programs for interdisciplinary team members related to Medicare regulations, documentation requirements, and evidenced based practice patterns. She contributes monthly blogs to McKnight’s and is an experienced speaker at the state and national level related to current issues in long term care. She is an avid volunteer currently serving as Vice President of...   More Info
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