AHCA Free PDPM Resources for All Provider Members in 2020

AHCA’s PDPM resources for all provider members in 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model and included AHCA developed tools, resources and webinars as well as access to numerous PDPM-related CMS and other public domain resources.  In 2020, the AHCA PDPM Resources Page will continue to provide basic PDPM education all AHCA provider members as listed below.

AHCA PDPM Resources 2020

The following free PDPM resources will be available to all AHCA provider members:

  • All-Provider member PDPM webinars
    • FY 2021 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Summary (est. May 2010)
    • FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule Summary (est. August 2020)
  • New or updated all-provider member tools and resources as they are developed (TBD)
  • Access to AHCA’s library of 2019 and 2020 all-member materials housed at ahcancalED
  • Access to CMS and other PDPM-related public-access resources

AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 – Building Optimal Operational Capacities©

available to AHCA SNF Provider members| $299    REGISTER

AHCA’s PDPM Academy 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model.  In 2020, the AHCA subscription-based PDPM Academy will provide AHCA provider members with in depth on-line education and training on best practice topics and operational capacities key to PDPM success.  

Subscribers to the AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 – Building Optimal Operational Capacities© will receive the following benefits:

1. In-depth education will include six pre-recorded webinars starting in March 2020 with continuing education (CE) credits and accompanied by AHCA-developed guidance, tool kits, or other resources. The six (CE) educational webinars will be held throughout 2020 as they are completed.  All six educational webinars are included in the $299 2020 PDPM Academy registration fee. The topics include:

  • Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning –This training module will provide possible models for PAC Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning which also align with CMS’ vision for PDPM “holistic care planning” as well as offer insights into the business case for person-centered planning.
  • AVAILABLE NOW! Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility –In this training module, the RESTORE team, a collaborative group of researchers, educators, and professionals within the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program will share an approach for helping providers integrate the latest evidence-based rehabilitation strategies into routine practice.  
  • Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge –PDPM Academy participants will hear in this module from hospital discharge specialists, AHCA members, and home health intake specialists about their approaches to effective care transitions entering and exiting the SNF. 
  • Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM – AHCA members can monitor their Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rehospitalization Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) performance as well as their IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program (QRP) performance via LTCTT.  In this module, PDPM Academy participants will gain a deeper understanding of key PDPM Quality Measures (QM), how to best monitor them including using of LTCTT.  Participants also will learn about root-cause analysis approaches to address QM challenges.
  • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs – In this module, PDPM Academy participants will learn how members have attracted and retained nursing staff, best practices for staff training on complex care as well as optimal NTA services need identification and care. 
  • AVAILABLE NOW! Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy – Nearly one-third of SNF resident stays would be eligible for restorative nursing case-mix payment adjustments within the PDPM Nursing Component.  Additionally, new flexibilities in therapy service delivery permitted under PDPM create incentives to develop more effective restorative nursing programs to all Medicare Part A residents, including those on an active therapy care plan.  This module will highlight restorative nursing and skilled maintenance nursing and therapy best practices under PDPM.

2. Six “live” PDPM Academy Open Discussion Forums (ODF) every other month (one-hour each) starting January 2020, addressing challenging PDPM clinical and billing topics and CMS updates.

3. Access to AHCA’ library of 2019 and 2020 PDPM Academy materials housed at ahcancalED. 

These resources are a considerable value to AHCA members.  Private consultancies will charge several hundreds of dollars for the resources and the six hours of CE eligible training on the topics above. 

Access to all of the benefits, above, is available to AHCA provider member individual employees (or individual contracted employees if registering through the AHCA provider member) via a PDPM Academy 2020 subscription price of $299 for the entire year. 

CMS and other PDPM-related public-access resources

  • CMS PDPM SNF PPS Wage Index Tables
  • CMS PDPM Program Manual Reference Links
  • CMS PDPM-Related Transmittals
  • CMS PDPM Webpage
  • CMS MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Webpage
  • CMS MDS 3.0 Technical Information Webpage
  • CMS SNF QRP Training Webpage (Includes PDPM/MDS/QRP Resources)
  • AHRQ TeamSTEPPS 2.0 for Long-Term Care
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • TRICARE

COMING SOON: AHCA's Library of 2020 Materials

The following free PDPM resources will be available to all AHCA provider members:

  • All-Provider member PDPM webinars
    • FY 2021 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Summary (est. May 2010)
    • FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule Summary (est. August 2020)
  • New or updated all-provider member tools and resources as they are developed (TBD)

AHCA PDPM Related Fee-Based Products and Services in 2020

image

AHCA is offering the following PDPM-Related fee-based products and services in 2020 to support SNF personnel in improving care delivery best practices and in building optimal operational capacities.

  • AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription (Jan-Dec) (6 CEs) (Provider Members Only) ($299)
  • PDPM ICD-10 Coding Training (January 2020) (Members and Non-Members)
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder/Clinician 
      • 2020 Full Version (16 Hours & CEs) 
      • 2020 Refresher Version (Hours TBD & CEs) 
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder – 2020 Full Version (4 Hours & CEs) 
  • i-STRONGER Online/Interactive High-Intensity Rehabilitation Program Training for Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinicians (May 2020) (12+ Hours) (Members and Non-Members) 
  • Patient Pathway Platform (P3) Report Subscription (containing local market hospital referral data, SNF LOS data, SNF market PDPM data, and top referring hospital PDPM data) (January 2020) (AHCA Provider Members Only) 
  • PDPM Medicare Advantage Education & Negotiation Guidance (release TBD) (AHCA Provider Members Only) 
  • A-la-carte PDPM-Related Best-Practice CE Eligible PDPM Academy Webinars (1 Hour Each) ($150 members  & $650 non-members)
    • Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning 
    • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility AVAILABLE NOW! 
    • Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge 
    • Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM (AHCA Provider Members Only)
    • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs 
    • Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy : AVAILABLE NOW! 

AHCA's Library of 2019 Materials

FREE to all AHCA SNF Provider members   REGISTER


The 2019 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members offers AHCA provider members with a suite of original content, tools, and training options and resources developed in 2019 to assist providers in how to be successful in implementing the new Medicare Part A PDPM SNF PPS, effective October 2019. 

NOTE:  The archived resources included on this page WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.  Any updated content will be posted on the 2020 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members page.

This package includes:


Copyright Statement

Questions about the contents of AHCA PDPM Academy publications, tools, workshops, webinars or other resources may be directed to pdpm@ahca.org.

For additional information about AHCA visit www.ahcancal.org.

Copyright 2020 American Health Care Association, 1201 L Street NW Washington, DC  20005. All Rights Reserved.  Permission to use, copy and/or distribute any documentation and/or related images from AHCA PDPM Academy publications, tools, workshops, webinars or other resources shall be expressly obtained from AHCA.

NCAL AHCA