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This 8-week webinar series emphasizes skill building for serving effectively as the MDS/RAI Coordinator. New or seasoned MDS staff will improve mastery of the MDS and detailed coding implications for ensuring proper reimbursement, accurate Quality Measures, and survey preparedness.
Sessions will offer a refresher of critical MDS 3.0 concepts for those new to MDS, as well as expanded content targeting:
• Overcoming common coding and documentation errors
• Avoiding the most prevalent PDPM and Case Mix Index (CMI) missed opportunities
• Preventing MDS related survey deficiencies and current medical review risks
• Effective Person-Centered Care Planning
• QM & SNF QRP Accuracy
Target Audience: MDS/RAI staff, Nurse Leaders, Administrators, PT, OT, ST, QA/QAPI team members
Dates (webinars begin at 2:30pm EST and last approximately 1 hr):
August 10 – Ruling MDS 3.0 Assessment and Completion
As step one of ensuring MDS 3.0 accuracy, differentiating between assessment types and completion requirements is key. As the introductory session, this webinar will provide an overview of MDS 3.0 Assessment types and scheduling requirements with special focus on the Significant Change in Status Assessment, Interim Payment Assessment and Interrupted Stay policy.
August 17 – Becoming an MDS Genius: Rooting out Common Coding Errors
Attendees will gain insight into common MDS 3.0 coding errors and areas of opportunity for increasing assessment accuracy for care planning and reimbursement. Best practices to enhance supportive documentation to reflect resident conditions and services will be emphasized. Auditing and monitoring activities will be reviewed with specific strategies for providers to drive program improvement.
August 24 – Masterly Assessment and Reporting of Self-Care and Mobility
This session will review MDS items in sections G and GG used to report functional, self-care, and mobility status and goals. The intent of and differences between these sections will be reviewed with emphasis on assessment processes and supporting documentation for Admission and Interim GG performance items which are used to determine the PT, OT, and Nursing Function Scores under PDPM.
August 31 – Becoming a CAA and Care Planning Maestro
Are your care plans comprehensive, timely, and person-centered? Who is involved in the care planning process? In this session, we’ll review how to achieve effective care planning through an Interdisciplinary Team approach by bridging the gap between MDS Care Area Assessments and planning care around the resident’s goals and preferences.
September 7 – Achieving PDPM Success (Part 1)
This session will provide part 1 of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) review. Attendees will be refreshed on the logistics of the PT, OT, and SLP components of the model as well as become better prepared to promote and ensure MDS and ICD.10 coding efficiency. Emphasis of this session will be understanding the payment model and the impact on interdisciplinary team operations with strategies to succeed.
September 14 – Achieving PDPM Success (Part 2)
This session will provide part 2 of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) review. Attendees will be refreshed on the logistics of the Nursing and NTA components of the model as well as become better prepared to promote and ensure MDS and ICD.10 coding efficiency. Emphasis of this session will be understanding the payment model and the impact on interdisciplinary team operations with strategies to succeed.
September 21 – Mastering Quality Measure Management
Quality measures are tools that help us measure or quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and systems that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care. This session will review Quality Measures, applicable definitions, and how each Five-Star MDS-based measure is calculated with a focus on ways in which facilities can monitor and improve their Five-Star rating through the Quality Measure domain.
September 28 – The Only Constant is Change: Preparing for October 1, 2023
The revised Resident Assessment Instrument and MDS Item Sets (v1.18.11) will become effective for assessments with an ARD of 10/01/2023 and after. This session will review the new and revised data elements, MDS steps for assessment, and supporting documentation requirements while evaluating the impact on care planning, discharge planning, and Quality Measures.
Questions about this event?
Please email Katie, IHCA/INCAL’s director of education, using the form below.
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