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The Blueprint for MDS Success - A 9-part Webinar Series

2/21/2018 - 10/17/2018

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The Blueprint for MDS Success
A 9-part Webinar Series

RUGS, MDS Focus Surveys, ADR requests, bundled payments, Quality Measures...changes are coming at us from every direction. This 9 part webinar series will provide participants with the tools necessary to master accuracy of MDS 3.0 coding, as well strategies for successful implementation of MDS systems. The courses have been designed to support each member of the Interdisciplinary Team, from those completing the assessment itself, to the direct care team at the heart of the residents? day to day care.

Course One: Introduction to the MDS Process, Scheduling and Timing
February 21

Course Two: MDS 3.0 Coding for Sections A, H, I, J, N, P, S, X, and Z
March 29

Course Three: Successful Interview Techniques and Coding of Sections B, C, D, E, F and Q
April 18

Course Four: MDS 3.0 Coding for Section G, GG, and O
May 16

Course Five: MDS 3.0 Coding for Sections K, L, and M
June 20

Course Six: Successful completion of Section V, Care Area Assessments (CAAs) and Care Planning
July 18

Course Seven: Five Star Quality System and Quality Measures
August 15

Course Eight: RUG-IV and Accuracy of Medicare A and Medicaid Reimbursement
September 19

Course Nine: MDS for the Direct Care Team: Importance of the Process and Documentation
October 17


Presenter:
Tammy Cassidy, President
T. L. Cassidy & Associates, LLC
RN, BSN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Ms. Cassidy has over 21 years of long term care management experience. This experience includes roles as Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, Corporate Clinical Compliance/Risk Manager and Vice President of Clinical Quality. Ms. Cassidy is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Ohio. She has worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, specializing in MDS, as a DAVE2 surveyor. Ms. Cassidy is certified in Gerontological Nursing, and is a Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Miami University. A major focus of Ms. Cassidy's is to raise awareness of the MDS process, correct coding, and reimbursement. She is the immediate past president of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators) and continues to serve on their board.


All webinars will be held 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Course One: Introduction to the MDS Process, Scheduling and Timing
February 21

Course Two: MDS 3.0 Coding for Sections A, H, I, J, N, P, S, X, and Z
March 29

Course Three: Successful Interview Techniques and Coding of Sections B, C, D, E, F and Q
April 18

Course Four: MDS 3.0 Coding for Section G, GG, and O
May 16

Course Five: MDS 3.0 Coding for Sections K, L, and M
June 20

Course Six: Successful completion of Section V, Care Area Assessments (CAAs) and Care Planning
July 18

Course Seven: Five Star Quality System and Quality Measures
August 15

Course Eight: RUG-IV and Accuracy of Medicare A and Medicaid Reimbursement
September 19

Course Nine: MDS for the Direct Care Team: Importance of the Process and Documentation
October 17


Tammy Cassidy, President
T. L. Cassidy & Associates, LLC
RN, BSN, LNHA, RAC-CT

Ms. Cassidy has over 21 years of long term care management experience. This experience includes roles as Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, Corporate Clinical Compliance/Risk Manager and Vice President of Clinical Quality. Ms. Cassidy is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Ohio. She has worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, specializing in MDS, as a DAVE2 surveyor. Ms. Cassidy is certified in Gerontological Nursing, and is a Certified Resident Assessment Coordinator through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Miami University. A major focus of Ms. Cassidy's is to raise awareness of the MDS process, correct coding, and reimbursement. She is the immediate past president of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators) and continues to serve on their board.
CEUs & Other Education Requirements:


Each program is approved for one (1.0) hour of credit for nursing home administrators and nurses. Individual attendance will be monitored throughout the call. Only those attending the entire call will be awarded continuing education credit. All participants regardless of need for CEUs, will receive a certificate of attendance. This course is considered a self-study course by Ohio BELTSS. Administrators are reminded that BELTSS limits teleconference (home/self-study) credits to a total of ten (10.0) per renewal period.
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How much does it cost?

Facilities will pay one low fee for an unlimited number of participants. However, the number and access code is valid only for one phone line/computer at the location registered with the Association. Any additional phone connections calling in will be billed the individual session registration fee.

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Individual Webinar Registration Fee:

Members, early $55 per location
Non Members, early, $130

Series Registration Fee:

Members, prior to February 8 - $399
After February 8 - $440

Non Members, prior to February 8 - $899
After February 8 - $1,100




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