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PDPM and the Future of Therapy


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PDPM and the Future of Therapy

January 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

1 CEU for NHA, Nurses, Therapy*

On April 27, 2018, CMS released its proposed SNF rule for 2019 which included plans to replace the existing RUG-IV payment system with an entirely new model. The ?Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)? was introduced with a belief that it will reduce administrative burdens and correlate payment with patient characteristics rather than services provided. CMS finalized the proposed rule on July 31, 2018.

This program will explore the history of CMS? desire to change the payment model to skilled nursing facilities. It will also provide an overview of how each component of the daily per diem will be established focusing on the therapy components. Finally, it will provide attendees with practical suggestions on how to start to prepare for the new model that is scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2019.

1. Attendees will understand the motivation to change the skilled nursing facility payment model.
2. Attendees will be provided a summary of how the new payment model will establish a per diem rate.
3. Attendees will understand how each therapy component of the daily per diem rate will be established.
4. Attendees will receive practical methods to prepare for PDPM and how to prepare from a therapy perspective.

PDPM and the Future of Therapy

January 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
A MBA graduate of Malone University, Cindy Gensamer serves as the Vice President of Absolute Rehabilitation & Consulting Services, Inc. Cindy currently serves as a Board Member for Ohio BELTSS (Board of Executives of Long Term Services & Supports). She is on the NHA Advisory Committee at Kent State University, is a HSE (Health Services Executive), and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Cindy is also certified in the MDS process and is a Certified Eden Alternative Associate. During Cindy?s tenure in the rehabilitation business she has become an expert in areas related to fiscal responsibility, clinical expertise, regulatory compliance, and managing successful rehab departments. She presents on various topics related to rehabilitation in many different forums throughout the country.

Cindy is a member of PHCA, OHCA, AHCA, Leading Age Ohio, Leading Age PA, Eldercare Professionals of Ohio, The International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation, The Coalition for Person Centered Care, Executives in Long Term Care, and Licensed Nursing Home Administrators of America.
Continuing Education Credit:

1 hour of credit have been requested for the following groups. For final approval status, please contact the OHCA office at 614/436-4154 or refer to the website at

Occupational Therapist: Application has been submitted to the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.

Physical Therapists: Application has been submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn 1 distance learning/self-study credit.

*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology - Meets Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology education standards as stated in ORC 4753-4-01-B-2: Continuing education hours may be earned in the following continuing education experiences... any activity approved for continuing education hours in related disciplines by any licensure board of the state of Ohio or any other state.

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 webinar credits to a total of ten (10.0) per renewal period.
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.

Individual Session Fees: (prior to January 9)
Members: $55
Non Members: $130

Individual Session Fees: (January 9 and after)
Members: $75
Non Members: $175

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