Requirement of Participation (RoP) Phase 3 and PDPM Resources

ICD-10 Online Training through ahcancalED

The AHCA ICD-10 PDPM training is an online training that is designed to position SNF professionals to be successful in a PDPM environment.  The ICD-10 content, while PDPM specific, is complex.  AHCA  recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the coder and non-coder versions.  To assist in the building of coding proficiency, AHCA has partnered with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to offer two targeted online trainings.  To aid with placing the ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars:

  • PDPM Basics; and
  • Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool

1. ICD-10 Training for PDPM Coders

This in-depth course features eight modules covering coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI). The course prepares SNF coders for ICD-10 and include ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, CDI program implementation, and best practices for the transition to PDPM. (16 AHIMA CEs are available upon completion)Training Program Fees: 

Member $499.00 

Non-Member $599.00

For more information and to register, click here.

2. ICD-10 Training for Non-Coders

This 4-hour course is designed to give non-coders the knowledge they need to support a successful PDPM implementation. (4 CNEs for nurses, 4 AHIMA CEs, and 4.50 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion)

Program Fees: 

Member $199.00 

Non-Member $249.00

For more information and to register, click here.


Compliance and Ethics Program

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is pleased to announce new nursing center member resources to support creating or updating a Compliance and Ethics Program per 42 CFR § 483.85 in the Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase 3. The new resources that are now available here, include:

• AHCA toolkit

• Sample checklist for compliance and ethics training

• Sample tool for monitoring and auditing risk assessment

• 10 webinars


PDPM Virtual Academy

Details coming soon.


Trauma Informed Care- Providing Mental Health Services in LTC

As the numbers of adult residents impacted by PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders continue to increase in long term care, ensuring staff possess the competency and skill sets to address mental health will take on a new significance. Maintaining a caregiving environment that supports positive psychosocial functioning requires that staff understand how PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders differ from dementia to ensure appropriate care and services are provided.  This webinar on April 24 offers a framework for developing an assessment and person-centered approach to care planning that will prove successful for this emerging population of younger, more complicated adults.  All ahcancalED webinars are recorded.  For more details, click here.


Moving Mountains Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series will guide providers in implementing a step-wise action plan to manage the industry changes that take effect in 2019 including Phase 3 RoP (Requirements of Participation) and preparing for the reimbursement transition from Medicare PPS RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).  The webinars are approved by NAB for Administrators, as well as for IN licensed social workers, nursing, occupational therapists, physical therapists.  Click here to learn more about the scheduled webinars.


Emergency Preparedness

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has created a webpage "Division of Emergency Preparedness" and now has a newsletter dedicated to emergency preparedness. For more information, click here.

Each district in Indiana has a healthcare coalition that is dedicated to emergency preparedness. Most districts are meeting on a regular basis which is a requirement of the RoP.  Click here to access the District Map and click here to see the healthcare coalition contacts in your district.

Questions about EP requirements can be directed to Lori Davenport,

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