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It's Called the Patient Driven Payment Model for a Reason CE Webinar - PDPM Academy


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In the Fiscal Year 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule and subsequent guidance, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has discussed the need for “holistic care planning” under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Most research and policy on holistic care planning is associated with Medicaid-financed long-term care rather than Medicare-financed post-acute care (PAC). Of note, in the final Skilled Nursing Facility Requirements for Participation, CMS discusses a “comprehensive, person-centered care plan.” Such alignment continues CMS’ focus on aligning payment policy with quality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Possible models for Post-Acute Care Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning which also align with CMS’ vision for “holistic care planning.”
  • Operational approaches for moving to and maintaining a day-to-day culture of person-center care delivery & quality measurement.
  • Business case for person-centered care – benefits for patients, staff, and providers.

1.25 NAB CEs available upon successful completion. 

Cathy Ciolek, DPT, GCS, FAPTA

President of Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Dr. Ciolek is President of Living Well With Dementia, LLC- providing education and consultation to promote well-being and positive expectations for people with dementia.  She has nearly 30 years physical therapy clinical experience working with older adults across the continuum of care including as staff PT, Director of PT and Director of Rehab in a skilled nursing facility and a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. She served as Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative (PARRI) and as a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. Additionally, Cathy is Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, a Certified Dementia Practitioner® as well as a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®. She was recently recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association for her advocacy efforts for older adults.

Erin Westphal, MSG

Program Officer, The SCAN Foundation

Laci Cornelison, MS, LBSW, ACHA

Kansas State University Center on Aging, PEAK 2.0 Director

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