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The PDPM Final Countdown: What’s on Your Checklist? (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Ellen R. Strunk

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Financial: Ellen Strunk receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Ellen Strunk has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Skilled Nursing Facility’s (SNF) Final Rule for Fiscal Year 2020. This is the final chapter leading up to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), replacing the twenty-year-old Skilled Nursing Facility’s (SNF) Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) payment system. Providers will want to focus on insuring the latest information on the PDPM model is integrated into their operational systems. Moreover, now is the time to ensure your auditing and compliance teams are clear on what metrics are going to be important to monitor. The system will fundamentally change how care in a SNF is delivered. Rather than a focus on the volume and type of services delivered, the new model will focus on the characteristics of each patient admitted. Financial success will depend on the integration of systems for patient assessment and appropriate care delivery.

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Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC has worked in various roles & settings as both clinician & manager/director. Ellen is an expert at helping customers understand the CMS prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility an home health setting, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types. She has years…

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1. Translate the Relevant Information from the CMS Final Rule into Practice

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Skilled Nursing Facility’s (SNF) Final Rule for Fiscal Year 2020. This is the final chapter leading up to the implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), replacing the twenty-year-old Skilled Nursing Facility’s (SNF) Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) payment system. This chapter will describe the relevant updates to the system and key facts from the CMS.

2. Describe Key Performance Metrics for Monitoring Quality Under PDPM

The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) alters the lens through which providers will plan and coordinate care. The RUG’s model considered the type of services delivered, while the PDPM model is based on patient characteristics. This chapter will discuss the relevant key performance metrics a SNF or therapy provider may want to use to measure quality of care.

3. Recognize Key Areas to Include in a SNF Compliance Program

Members of the interprofessional team play a key role in a facility’s successful transition to the PDPM. On a broader level, however, the interprofessional team is critical to a facility’s risk for audit. This chapter will address those areas that present low, medium and high risk to a SNF and therapy providers.

4. Develop Final Action Steps for Implementation of PDPM Processes

With only 35 days left to prepare, providers will want to insure they had addressed all the critical mileposts for operational and clinical success under PDPM.

5. Question & Answer Session

In this segment, Ellen answers questions submitted by learners attending the live webinar event.

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