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Your Skilled Nursing Facility Clinical Medicare Expert


Wilhide Brandt

"For more info email me"

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.

Relevant experience:

  • State surveyor

  • RAI Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Legal Expert in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases

  • Multiple government contracts to review and judge Medicare and MDS compliance

  • Independent Review Organization reviewer for Medicare compliance under the provisions of a corporate integrity agreement


    • Past chair and founding member of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing NAC Expert Advisory Panel

    • Master Teacher for the RAC-CT and RAC-CTA certification programs

    • Training Partner

    • Author: Medicare University, now RAC-CTA program, peer reviewer for curriculum​

    • Awarded "Outstanding Contributor" 2015

    • QAPI Certified Professional (QCP)

    • Certified DNS (DNS-CT)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) & AHIMA approved ICD-10 CM trainer; Co-author and presenter for AHCA ICD-10 CM coding certificate​

  • 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.

  • 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."



AAPACN Workshops

Judy is a Master Teacher for these workshops:

Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT)

Advanced Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC-CTA)

See AAPACN.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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