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Skilled Nursing Documentation for PDPM

​As nursing homes experience unprecedented staff turnover, the need became apparent to get “back to the essentials” and provide education related to essentials for the Minimum Data Set (MDS), Skilled Care, and Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).  Medicare audits occur frequently throughout the health care continuum and assurance that your documentation supports the care you provide to a resident is crucial to assuring your Medicare reimbursement is not affected.  Decreasing occupancy and the increasing need for financial stability means that LTC organizations need to assure they accurately capture every dollar of Medicare reimbursement.   This three-part webinar series will provide members the knowledge of what skillable services are available, what documentation the interdisciplinary team needs to support this service, the documentation required to support your MDS coding, and how to audit Medicare charts.  Joining us for this webinar series might be the best investment you’ll make in assuring that your Medicare documentation is clean and your claim won’t be denied!

Who Should Attend
RAI/MDS Coordinators, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers/Staff and Leaders, QA, Staff Development, Rehabilitation Services, Nursing Home Administrators, and others on your team who impact MDS/PDPM processes.  Appropriate for SNF programs.


To Skill or Not to Skill | Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 • 2-3 p.m. CT

What is “Skill” for nursing under Medicare Part A? This presentation will discuss the characteristics that support a resident requiring skilled care in a skilled nursing facility.

    • Define “Skilled” care under a Medicare Part A stay.
    • Verbalize the components of skilled documentation: Observation, Assessment, and Monitoring on a daily basis.
    • List three examples of skilled nursing care and how to ensure the documentation supports it.

The Intersection of Nursing Documentation and Therapy Services| Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 • 2-3 p.m. CT

What therapy components affect Skilled Care and how does nursing documentation support it? This presentation will discuss the importance of section GG and how nursing documentation is integrated into therapy goal setting.

    • Identify three speech language pathology (SLP) components of PDPM and how to document them.
    • Verbalize the importance of section GG and how nursing documentation is integrated into therapy goal setting.
    • Demonstrate interview techniques for BIMs and PHQ9 to ensure accuracy.

Capturing Accurate NTAs to Create an Effective Plan of Care |Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 • 2-3 p.m. CT

What is a Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) and why is it important? This presentation will discuss the documentation needed to support the coding of the non-therapy ancillary component on the MDS.

    • Define what a NTA is and how it effects care and reimbursement.
    • Verbalize what documentation is needed to support the coding of a NTA on the MDS.
    • Outline examples of care planning to support the NTA coding.

Barbara Patterson-Paul, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, Vice President, Select Solutions Nurse Consulting Division, Select Rehabilitation

Barbara Patterson-Paul is the vice president of the Select Solutions Nurse Consulting Division for Select Rehabilitation. Her main focus is to assist facilities in integrating reimbursement with clinical outcomes and regulatory compliance. Barbara is a career nurse with 40 years of experience who is committed to ensuring quality care with expertise in revenue cycle management and clinical compliance. She is a leader in the post-acute environment and has dedicated her career to assisting facilities navigate the challenges of a dynamic landscape of regulatory and reimbursement challenges.

Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar series is $150 per SDAHO Member facility /$240 per non-member facility. Registration for individual webinars is also available for $50 per member facility/$75 per non-member facility. Recordings for this series will not be available. Registration deadline is Nov 1.
Click here to register.  

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