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PDPM Master Class Web Seminar Series
This 12 month webinar series focuses on developing mastery of the skills required to successfully lead clinical reimbursement excellence under PDPM. The log in fee for each session is $55 each member/$110 each non-member. 

Scheduled dates and topics:
January 7 - Build & Implement Crucial PDPM Policies (e.g. IPA, Interrupted Stay, Therapy Delivery)
February 4 - Getting the PDPM Initial PPS Assessment Right! Best Practices for Pre-admission, Admission & Day 1-8 Processes
March 3 - Applying Dollar Values to PDPM Characteristics & Avoiding Top Missed Opportunities with Case Studies
April 7 - Effective Meetings for PDPM (UR/Medicare, Clinical, Triple Check)
May 5 - PDPM: Staff Development and Core Competency Essentials
June 2 - Care Planning for the Complex Resident Under PDPM
July 7 - All In! PDPM Supportive Documentation for Physicians, Nursing, Rehab, Dietary, and Social Services
August 4 - PDPM Quality Assurance and Outcomes Tracking
September 1 - Addressing PDPM Medical Review Risks in the SNF Compliance and Ethics Work Plan
October 6 - PDPM: Advancing Clinical Capabilities and Care Delivery
November 3 - What We’ve Learned: Insights into Successful Providers from the First Year of PDPM
December 1 - Year End PDPM Updates and 2021 Policy Changes

PDPM Master Class Web Seminar Series:
Best Practices for Pre-Admission, Admission and Days 1-8 Processes
February 4, 2020 - 1:30 p.m.

This session of the PDPM Master Class Series will focus on best practices for data collection from pre-admission screening through day eight of the SNF stay. We will review effective systems and suggested timeframes for  resident assessment through an Interdisciplinary approach to ensure accurate and timely information is gathered to appropriately report care and services provided on the initial Medicare assessment. Emphasis will be on critical data elements used in the calculation of the PDPM per diem. The RAI MDS Correction Policy will also be reviewed to ensure the appropriate correction of errors should they be identified. 

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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

2020 Dates:
Naperville, IL- NIU
March 14 & 28, 2020
May 2 & 9, 2020
August 8 & 15, 2020
November 7 & 14, 2020

Springfield, IL - Northfield Inn & Suites
March 18 & 19, 2020
May 13 & 14, 2020
August 19 & 20, 2020
November 18 & 19, 2020

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 Review 
12:00 - 1:00 Plated lunch
1:00 - 6:30 Review (Day One)
1:00 - 5:30 Review (Day Two)

Day One will be devoted to reviewing material covered by the national portion of the exam. The session will cover federal laws and regulations, and present basic principles of leadership and management, human resources, finance, physical environment, and resident care and quality of life. Study materials you will receive: “Practice Questions and Answers on Nursing Home Administration” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. written in the same multiple-choice format used in the licensure exam. “Review Manual for the National Part of the Licensure Examination” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. is a two-binder set containing overviews of human resources management and financial management in the nursing home; a glossary of long term care terms; outlines of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, federal employment laws, and the Life Safety Code; and readings on infection control, activity programming, resident-centered care and numerous other topics addressed by both the core and the NHA specialty components of the NAB exam. Federal materials include the certification standards, all the survey guidances, and the survey protocol.  

Day Two will focus on materials covered by the state supplemental part of the exam, primarily the Illinois licensing rules for skilled nursing facilities. BRING A CALCULATOR for the practice exercises on calculation of minimum “direct care” staffing.  

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MDS PDPM: Assessment, Coding & Systems Orientation & Proficiency Series 

This 6-week, 6-session web seminar series provides MDS section-by-section coding guidance under PDPM and insights for optimal data collection, supportive documentation and consistent coding accuracy.
Sessions will be held on 6 consecutive Fridays at 1 p.m. starting on 
January 17 and ending on February 21
Session schedule
January 17, 2020—PDPM Essentials & Roles of the Interdisciplinary Team in Assessment & Coding for Reimbursement Accuracy
January 24, 2020—Clinical Category and Comorbid Conditions (Sections I, J)
January 31, 2020—Assessing Cognition, Mood & Behaviors (Sections B, C, D, E,) - including social services
February 7, 2020—Assessing Self-Care & Mobility (Sections G, GG) - including therapy
February 14, 2020—Rehabilitative & Restorative Services (Sections H, O) - including therapy, restorative
February 21, 2020—Nursing, Nutritional & NTA Services (Sections J, K, M, O) - including dietary

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