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Wilhide Brandt

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Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MTA, DNS-CT

One of the nation's leading experts on Skilled Nursing Facility clinical Medicare compliance, PDPM, Five Star Rating System, Quality Measures & the MDS/RAI process.

She has been a State surveyor and RAI Manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has assisted providers and the United State Government as a legal expert in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases, and other various government initiatives.


She is very active in the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) as past Chair of the Nurse Assessment Coordination Expert Advisory Panel, primary original author and Master Teacher of Medicare University, and as Master Teacher for the Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT) and the Advanced Resident Assessment CoordinatorRAC-CTA workshops. She is a Certified Director of of Nursing Services (DNS-CT) and a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Certified Professional (QCP).


She is a Certified Professional Coder, competent in assigning CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10. She is a very popular speaker for national, regional and state association meetings and seminars. She has published numerous books and articles on matters pertaining to the RAI process and Medicare Compliance.


She is the principal for Wilhide Consulting, Inc. and serves as an advisor, auditor, and trainer for multiple providers from stand-alone communities to multi-state chains across the country. Her services are in high demand as she can be counted on for accurate, current information in the ever-changing SNF regulatory landscape. She is a trusted advisor to government officials, LTC operators, MDS coordinators,

regulatory bodies, and industry associations.


PDPM On & Off-site Reviews

Judy will work remotely or on-site to provide PDPM review and education for compliance and missed opportunities.  Clients have seen significant reimbursement increases with her insights and education.  She is a Certified Professional Coder and AHIMA approved ICD 10 trainer, so she can also review and teach correct ICD-10 coding.  She was a contributor to the AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 coding web-based training.  


Clients have seen great improvement with more compliant MDS and ICD-10 coding for PDPM. Her wealth of clinical knowledge combined with Medicare expertise make her uniquely qualified to audit and to teach.  She's not solely concerned with making more money.  She wants you to feel secure in the knowledge that the money you're receiving from government sources is honestly yours to keep.  If you don't want what doesn't belong to you, but you need every penny the government says is yours, she's your consultant.


Clients Reviews

 "If you can't explain something so busy clinicians can understand it, you shouldn't be teaching it."  When other consultants leave, the staff feels defeated.  When she finishes, even if it was really bad news, they feel empowered and motivated.

SNF Owner

I bought software scrubbers, rehab PDPM reviews, and endless trainings.  Judy took a look.  We had to give some money back, but overall our rates increased tremendously.  I know our charts will stand up to scrutiny now. "My job is to empower your staff so you won't need me."



AANAC Workshops

Judy is a Master Teacher for these workshops:

Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT)

Advanced Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CTA)

See AANAC.ORG for information and registration. If are interested in a private AANAC workshop for your organization, use our contact page.


These workshops award 22.5 Nursing and 22 NAB CEUs.


Patient Driven Payment System (PDPM) 

CMS PDPM Education Website

NTA TIpsheet designed by Judy Brandt


CMS Info:

1/7/2021: Sec Azar extends PHE for another 3 months, effective 1/21/2021  (5thth renewal since 1/31/20)

Clients please visit our HIPPA file upload

The SNF community has trusted me for a long time.  You can, too.  

I’m Judy Wilhide Brandt.


Judy Wilhide Brandt

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2005 Edmonds Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451


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