PDGM Resource Center

Ensure continued success under PDGM with MedBridge’s robust library of webinars, white papers, and resources.

Kornetti & Krafft
PDGM Webinar Series

We’ve partnered with Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, and Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O, to host a series of non-accredited free recorded webinars focused on addressing the most important PDGM questions and concerns. From changing reimbursement models to documentation best practices, this series will help you remain compliant with PDGM regulations.

ICD-10 Coding in PDGM: Critical Concepts for Clinician/Coder Alignment

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti and Cindy Krafft

Therapy Utilization in PDGM: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti and Cindy Krafft

PDGM Preparation: Operational Strategies

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti and Cindy Krafft

More PDGM Resources

Stay informed about the new realities of PDGM with numerous resources designed to help your organization remain successful post-transition.

OASIS-D Part 1: Are You Ready for the Changes? Modified & Removed Items
 
presented by Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O
 
OASIS-D Part 2: Are You Ready for the Changes? New Items
 
presented by Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O
 
Building Clinical Capacity and Competency: Fall and Fall Injury Prevention

presented by Pat Quigley, PhD, MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP

Surviving Your Next Survey: The 6 Survey Tasks

presented by Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

A Sample of Our
PDGM Course Catalog

MedBridge offers education for specific PDGM regulations, as well as coursework in each PDGM clinical category. Here are just some of our courses that focus on appropriate care and improving outcomes under PDGM.

Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 1

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 1

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Video Runtime: 42 Minutes

Patients requiring surgical procedures may no longer remain in the hospital for any length of time for post-operative recovery. Many are sent home and require ongoing care. Home health nurses are positioned to care for these individuals. This course will address the most common types of post-op care encountered. This course covers assessment/observation skills required and which team members need to be involved, as well as instruction and activities utilized to best minimize complications and enhance rehabilitation. Part one of this two-part course describes the post-op patient population and provides strategies for managing pain and opioid concerns.

Proceed to Part 2 after completing this course.

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Caring for a Patient with Heart Failure: Reducing Hospitalization Risk

Presented by Lisa A. Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Caring for a Patient with Heart Failure: Reducing Hospitalization Risk

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Heart failure (HF) is a common diagnosis, affecting up to about 5.7 million adults in the US. It is a leading cause for hospitalization, with an estimated annual cost to the country of $30.7 billion (CDC, 2016). Treatment of this chronic and progressive condition includes medications, reduction of dietary sodium, and daily activity. Many hospitalizations for heart failure exacerbations are preventable when contributing factors are understood, when attention is paid to early signs/symptoms, and when the focus is on patient and family self-care management. This course provides the home care clinician with an overview of heart failure, including basic pathophysiology and medical management and evidence-based recommendations aimed at prevention of rehospitalization.

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Nutrition Management of Diabetes

Presented by Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

Nutrition Management of Diabetes

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This course gives students an overview of the basic pathophysiology of nutrition and the diabetes disease state process. Nutrition is the cornerstone of blood glucose control. Participants will learn methods of nutrition management such as carbohydrate counting and the plate method that impact outcomes when taught in diabetes self-management education.

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Preventing Readmission With COPD: Transition From Acute to Home Care

Presented by Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, FAACVPR, Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA, and Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Preventing Readmission With COPD: Transition From Acute to Home Care

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Readmission to the hospital for patients with COPD is a national concern. It is a problem for hospitals because it comes with a penalty from CMS if the readmission occurs within 30 days of discharge. Patients with COPD require monitoring beyond the acute care setting, and the current evidence supports continued monitoring of these patients beyond the acute care setting and the acute exacerbation. However, transition from the acute care setting to the home (or outpatient setting) is not always smooth, and communication is often lacking. This course will discuss the problem of readmission and transition of care, as well as the patient with COPD who is treated in the acute care setting and moves to the home setting. The identification of COPD patients at high risk for readmission will be discussed, along with the medications the patients may be sent home with and best practice for care in the home and outside the hospital.

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Wound Healing: Wound Management

Presented by Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Wound Healing: Wound Management

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This course is part of our GCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge GCS Prep-Program.

How do you treat a wound? Should you always debride? What type of dressing should you use with debridement? Are modalities necessary? Is one modality better than another? There are a lot of treatment options out there for enhancing wound healing. Knowing how to manage a wound effectively involves a good assessment followed by a solid understanding of what is necessary for wound healing and what interventions can assist. This course provides a four step process for wound management and describes rationale and techniques for the first two steps (cleaning thee wound and creating the right wound environment) that will aid therapists in the home and other settings as they effectively and efficiently manage patients with wounds.

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Home Infusion Therapy Part 1: Vascular Access Device Selection & Care

Presented by Lisa A. Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Home Infusion Therapy Part 1: Vascular Access Device Selection & Care

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This course provides home care nurses with essential knowledge required to safely manage patients who require vascular access devices (VAD). This course begins with the presentation of a model for home infusion therapy, describing how vascular access device care fits into the larger picture for provision of safe home infusion therapy. Participants will learn about the importance of vascular access device selection and the main categories of central VADs (CVAD) and peripheral catheters placed for home infusion therapy. The required care and maintenance, including key areas for assessment and setting the stage for effective patient education, are addressed. This presentation is followed by Part II, where potential complications will be explored including signs and symptoms, preventative interventions, and management.

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Fall Risk and Prevention in the Home

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Fall Risk and Prevention in the Home

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Today’s home health nurse cares for a wide variety of patients. Each must be assessed for their rehabilitation potential as well as risk factors affecting compliance and falls/injuries. Given this, knowledge and assessment skills are critical for assessing a patient’s risk for falls in the home and providing education and support to prevent these falls/injuries. This course will enhance the nurse’s ability to assess a patients mental, physical and environmental status. In addition, the nurse will be provided guidance on when and whom to incorporate into the patients care to ensure the best outcomes and prevention of falls. Finally, the nurse will be provided tips and resources to use in educating their patients on prevention of falls in the home.

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Home Care Medication Management: Improving Medication Reconciliation

Presented by Erica Wilson, PharmD

Home Care Medication Management: Improving Medication Reconciliation

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Medication-related problems are common among patients, especially those who have multiple disease states and complex medication histories. The management of patient medications can be a challenge for all health care practitioners in both the hospital and home care setting. This course will review the steps of the medication reconciliation as discussed in Part One of the series, titled Home Care Medication Management: Performing a Medication Reconciliation. It will include a detailed discussion of the barriers to an effective medication reconciliation and other areas in which the process may fail. This is followed up by how to overcome these hurdles and strategies to improve the process. A relatable case review is provided. This course is applicable to nurses, therapists, social workers, and any other health care professional interacting with patients in home health and/or hospice settings.

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Supplement Your OASIS-D1 Knowledge

MedBridge’s comprehensive OASIS-D1 course series, hosted by Diana ‘Dee’ Kornetti and Cindy Krafft, addresses the key concepts every clinician needs to understand to correctly gather and utilize OASIS data. Included with your MedBridge subscription.

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