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PDPM-Related Best-Practice CE Webinars

In-depth education include seven pre-recorded webinars with continuing education (CE) credits and accompanied by AHCA-developed guidance, tool kits, or other resources. The topics include: 

  • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility AVAILABLE NOW!
  • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs AVAILABLE NOW!
  • Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy AVAILABLE NOW!  
  • Medical Director’s Role in the SNF PDPM World AVAILABLE NOW! 
  • It's Called PDPM for a Reason AVAILABLE NOW!
  • Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge COMING SOON!

Each topic will be 1 Hour | Fee: $150 members  & $650 non-members

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

  • Medical Director’s Role in the SNF PDPM World CE Webinar

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The recent transition of the Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) from a RUG-IV model primarily driven by therapy delivery to a patient driven payment model (PDPM) based on resident characteristics, including a new emphasis on admitting and comorbid diagnoses has escalated the importance of the role of the SNF medical director. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year escalated the value further. In this session, the presenter, a nationally known geriatrician and spokesperson for high-quality SNF care, will describe how integrating the medical director more fully into the facility’s strategic as well as front-line PDPM-related operational and clinical activities in managing the care delivery of beneficiaries during a Medicare post-acute stay improves care.

    The recent transition of the Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) from a RUG-IV model primarily driven by therapy delivery to a patient driven payment model (PDPM) based on resident characteristics, including a new emphasis on admitting and comorbid diagnoses has escalated the importance of the role of the SNF medical director.  The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year escalated the value further.  In this session, the presenter, a nationally known geriatrician and spokesperson for high quality SNF care, will describe how integrating the medical director more fully into the facility’s strategic as well as front-line PDPM-related operational and clinical activities in managing the care delivery of beneficiaries during a Medicare post-acute stay improves care.      

    1.25 NAB CEs available upon successful completion of quiz.

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    Michael R. Wasserman, MD 

    Doctor Wasserman is a geriatrician who has devoted his career to serving the needs of older adults. He is Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s upcoming textbook, Geriatric Medicine: A Person Centered Evidence Based Approach. Springer previously published his book, “The Business of Geriatrics,” in 2016, which details how to succeed in Geriatrics in today’s healthcare marketplace.

    Dr. Wasserman previously served as Chief Executive Officer overseeing the largest nursing home chain in California. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director, Care Continuum, for HSAG, the QIN-QIO for California. In 2001 he co-founded Senior Care of Colorado, which became the largest privately owned primary care geriatric practice in the country, before selling it in 2010.

    In the 1990’s he was President of GeriMed of America, a Geriatric Medical Management Company which successfully operated senior clinics in Central Florida under full-risk contracts with Humana and Cigna. In 1989, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Doctor Wasserman published "Fever, White Blood Cells and Differential Count in Diagnosing Bacterial Infection in the Elderly,” the findings of which are now part of the McGeer Criteria, used widely in nursing homes to evaluate residents for infections.

    Dr. Wasserman is a graduate of the University of Texas, Medical Branch. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UCLA. He spent five years with Kaiser-Permanente in Southern California where he developed Kaiser's first outpatient Geriatric Consult Clinic.

    Dr. Wasserman was the lead delegate from the State of Colorado to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. He also co-chaired the Colorado Alzheimer’s Coordinating Council. Dr. Wasserman has actively supported the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation since its inception and serves on its Board. He is Past-President of the California Association for Long Term Care Medicine.

  • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs CE Webinar

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    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.  

    1.25 CEs will be available

    Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-CTA

    Jesse McGill is recognized nationwide as respected clinicians, educators, and leaders in her profession – particularly in advanced care delivery and policies associated with nursing facility practices. 

    Jessie is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC. Previously she worked as the director of clinical reimbursement for a large long-term care organization overseeing 17 clinical reimbursement consultants across 21 states, including nearly 300 living centers. She has more than 19 years of long-term care experience, including as restorative nurse, MDS coordinator, regional clinical reimbursement specialist, clinical reimbursement trainer, and director of clinical reimbursement. Jessie is passionate about developing the skills of nurse assessment coordinators, working in restorative nursing, and improving residents’ quality of life and care.

  • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility CE Webinar

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    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.  

    1.25 CEs available

  • Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy CE Webinar

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    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.  

    1.25 CEs available

    Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MTA, RAC-CTA

    curriculum development specialist for AANAC

    Jessie is a curriculum development specialist for AANAC. Previously she worked as the director of clinical reimbursement for a large long-term care organization overseeing 17 clinical reimbursement consultants across 21 states, including nearly 300 living centers. She has more than 19 years of long-term care experience, including as restorative nurse, MDS coordinator, regional clinical reimbursement specialist, clinical reimbursement trainer, and director of clinical reimbursement. Jessie is passionate about developing the skills of nurse assessment coordinators, working in restorative nursing, and improving residents’ quality of life and care.

    Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

    Principal Consultant and Founder of Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc.

    Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC has worked in various roles & settings as both clinician & manager/director. Ellen is an expert at helping customers understand the CMS prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility and home health setting, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types. She has years of experience in utilizing medical record reviews and data systems to help both inpatient and outpatient therapy providers meet regulatory guidelines as well as improve clinical outcomes. For the past ten years, Ellen has worked with dozens of clients as principal consultant and founder of Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc. Her experience in both the home and community aspects of the post-acute care continuum gives her a unique perspective in finding solutions while insuring a patient-centered approach is not lost in translation.

  • ​Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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. ​

    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. 

    CEs will be available.

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