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"If you can't explain a complicated subject in a way that seems simple to busy clinicians, you don't know enough about it to be teaching.  Reading a PowerPoint is not the same as teaching." -Judy Brandt

PDPM for MDS Coordinators:  A Webinar Series

Description

Six Webinar Series:  

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15 Webinar Series:  (Best Value)

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Judy Wilhide Brandt is in a unique position as a SNF PPS expert and a Certified Professional Coder to explain what the MDS Coordinator needs to know to appropriately capture services rendered under the Patient Driven Payment Model.  This is for the seasoned MDS Coordinator that focuses intently on proper ICD 10 coding for each component of the PDPM rate.  By thoroughly understanding the rules for ICD 10 coding, and mastering the payment implications, the MDSC can approach the transition with confidence and skill.  Judy understands that SNF MDSCs and therapists are clinicians with a scope of practice that has always been valued and revered by SNF physicians and other providers.  Armed with the knowledge in these webinars, the MDSC can work in tandem with the provider and the IDT to accurately assess and code the resident’s condition.  All webinars are 90 minutes long with live Q&A as time permits.  The live events will be recorded for purchase after each air date.  If you purchase a package, contact Wilhide Consulting (kelton.brandt@judywilhide.com) via email for access code to those webinars. There are no CEUs for these webinars.

The webinars can be purchased separately or in one of two packages. To purchase either package, go to the "Shop" section of this website for instructions and purchase. PLEASE NOTE:  ALL OF THE WEBINARS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED LIVE.  THE RECORDINGS ARE NOW POSTED BELOW AND ARE AVAILABLE AS PART OF YOUR PACKAGE PURCHASE OR  AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AS AN ON DEMAND RECORDED WEBINAR. 

Individual 90 minute webinars:  $125.00

Six webinar series:  $600.00 

To get the special rate of $600.00, do not register for any webinars until you email Wilhide Consulting (judy@judywilhide.com) for instructions on payment and receiving the access code to register. 

 This is for MDSCs who are comfortable with ICD 10 coding and do not desire intense ICD 10 coding instructions for 9 PT/OT primary diagnosis categories. ( “Acute Neurologic” is covered in the webinar on the SLP component.)

Includes:

  1. Introduction to PDPM for SNF MDS Coordinators:  RECORDED LIVE ON 1/21/19. YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES ONE ON DEMAND RECORDING FOR THIS SESSION.

  2. Introduction to ICD 10 coding for SNF MDS Coordinators 2/1/19 2:00 – 3:30 EST

  3. Function Score and PDPM for SNF MDS Coordinators 2/4/19 2:00 – 3:30 EST

  4. ICD 10 coding for MDSC for the PDPM Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Component  (Includes Primary Diagnosis Category Acute Neurologic)  2/14/19 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST

  5. ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM Component Non-therapy Ancillary (NTA) Component Appropriately 2/22/19 2:00 – 3:30 EST

  6. What MDSCs Need to Know to Capture the PDPM Nursing Component Appropriately 3/01/19 2:00 – 3:30 EST

Fifteen webinar series:  $750.00 

To get the special rate of $750.00, do not register for any webinars until you email Wilhide Consulting (judy@judywilhide.com) for instructions on payment and receiving the access code to register.  SOME OF THE WEBINARS IN THE SERIES HAVE BEEN RECORDED LIVE.YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES ALL OF THE RECORDED ON DEMAND WEBINARS.

Clinical Introduction to PDPM for SNF MDS Coordinators

ON DEMAND RECORDING OF LIVE WEBINAR CONDUCTED 1/21/19

RECORDED LIVE  1/21/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

  • Objectives

    • Review the six components of the Patient Driven Payment System

    • Explain the variable per diem adjustment schedule

    • Review the PPS MDS schedule

    • Explain Use of the Interim Payment Assessment

    • Explain how a function score is calculated

    • Review the ‘interrupted stay policy’

Introduction to ICD 10 coding for SNF MDS Coordinators 

RECORDED LIVE 02/01/19 $125.00

 

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

  • Objectives

    • Understand the importance of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY2019

    •  Understand general rules for use of coding conventions in Section I.A. of the general coding guidelines 

    • Correctly use the General Coding Guidelines in Section I.B. of the general coding guidelines to assign a code based on physician/non-physician practitioner diagnosis.

Function Score and PDPM for SNF MDS Coordinators 

Recorded Live 02/04/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

  • Objectives

    • Correctly assess and code Admission Section GG for PDPM Function Score Data Elements.

    • Understand the role of the PT/OT Function Score in PDPM

    • Understand the role of the Nursing Function Score in PDPM

    • Review financial impact of functional status in PDPM

ICD 10 & MDS Coding for the PDPM Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Component 

 (Includes Primary Diagnosis Category Acute Neurologic)   

Recorded Live 02/14/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Review components of the SLP component of the PDPM payment

    • Learn which diagnoses qualify for the Speech Related Comorbilities and correct ICD 10 coding for these diagnoses.

    • Understand correct MDS coding for “impaired cognition” for the SLP component of PDPM

    • Discuss correct MDS coding for Swallowing Disorder for the SLP component of PDPM

    • Understand the impact of the  primary diagnosis clinical category Acute Neurologic for the PT/OT clinical category “Non-orthopedic surgery and acute neurologic” and for the SLP Component

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Acute neurologic” for the PT/OT Clinical Category and the SLP component

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding & MDS Coding for the PDPM

   Non-therapy Ancillary (NTA) Component  

Recorded Live 02/22/19

$125.00

 

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the scoring system to attain CMI for the NTA component of PDPM

    • Learn which diagnoses codes generate points for the NTA CMI and correct ICD 10 coding for these diagnoses

    • Learn which MDS items generate points for the NTA CMI and correct MDS coding for these items

    • Review how the diagnosis for active HIV/AIDs generates points for the NTA CMI

What MDSCs Need to Know to Capture the PDPM Nursing Component Appropriately   

Recorded Live 03/01/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Review the nursing categories for the Nursing Component of PDPM

    • Review the role of the function score for the Nursing Component for PDPM

    • Understand which MDS items compose the six major categories for the nursing component

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Cancer

Recorded Live 03/08/10

125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Cancer” in the Medical Management clinical category for PT and OT.

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Cancer” for the Medical Management PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Cardiovascular and Coagulation 

Recorded Live 03/22/19

 

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Cardiovascular and Coagulation” in the Medical Management clinical category for PT and OT.

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Cardiovascular and Coagulation” for the Medical Management PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Medical Management 

Recorded Live 03/29/19

 

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Medical Management” in the Medical Management clinical category for PT and OT. (Medical management is one of five primary diagnosis clinical categories that comprise the Medical Management Clinical Category for PT and OT)

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Medical Management” for the Medical Management PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Non-Surgical Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal 

Recorded Live 04/04/19

125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Non-surgical Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal” in the Other Orthopedic clinical category for PT and OT. 

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Non-surgical Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal” for the Other Orthopedic PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Pulmonary

Recorded Live 04/11/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Pulmonary” in the Medical Management clinical category for PT and OT. 

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Pulmonary” for the Medical Management PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Non-Orthopedic Surgery

Recorded Live 04/18/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the PT/OT primary diagnosis clinical category Non-orthopedic Surgery for the PT/OT clinical category “Non-orthopedic surgery and acute neurologic”

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Non-orthopedic Surgery” for the PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Orthopedic Surgery (except Major Joint Replacement/Spinal Surgery) 

Recorded Live 04/22/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category “Orthopedic Surgery” in the Other Orthopedic clinical category for PT and OT. 

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Non-surgical Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal” for the Other Orthopedic PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Category Major Joint Replacement/Spinal Surgery

Recorded Live 04/29/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the primary diagnosis clinical category of Major Joint Replacement or Spinal Surgery for PDPM

    •  Know how a surgical procedure during the qualifying hospital stay impacts clinical category assignment under PDPM

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

ICD 10 Coding for MDSC for the PDPM PT/OT Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category: Category Acute Infections

Recorded Live 05/03/19

$125.00

Target audience:  SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system

Suggested Prerequisites: Intro to PDPM and Intro to ICD 10 Coding

  • Objectives

    • Understand the impact of the PT/OT Clinical Category Medical Management

    • Review the chapter specific ICD 10 coding guidelines for diagnosis codes included in Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category “Acute Infections” for the Medical Management PT/OT Clinical Category.

    • Review steps for correct coding for some common SNF diagnoses from this Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category

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Reviews for Judy's skill as a Master Teacher:

-Judy was a great presenter, she keeps things lively and was always willing to pause and take questions. I very much enjoyed the seminar and look forward to earning my RAC-CT!

-Judy was excellent. She is very knowledgeable in what she teaches and explains the material in a way that is easy to understand, she also explained the reasoning behind the material.

-The speaker was excellent. Her "real life " examples helped to piece everything together and helped to keep the seminar very interesting. The time went by very quickly.

-To me this class was an introduction into this branch of nursing and I was a little bit apprehensive but because of the way it was taught, I had no difficulty understanding the topics and will definitely be pursuing this as a next step to my nursing career.

-Judy is a wonderful presenter. Down to earth - explains things well - makes sure everyone is following along - answers questions as they come up. Very knowledgeable. Very nice. Pulls the group together and makes it enjoyable. I will be watching for future seminars with her!!!

Judy's RAC-CT classes have no late enrollment penalty, entire amount refunded at any time for survey or emergencies. Lunch is always included. No running around trying to find lunch in the middle of a very intense seminar packed with information. If you are interested in private RAC-CT classes for your organization (at least 10 students), contact Judy for special pricing.