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Medicare: The Ins and Outs of Skilling (Independence)


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Medicare: The Ins and Outs of Skilling
Prepare Now for PDPM

December 11, Independence

The biggest challenge the SNF team faces is knowing when skilled coverage is proper and how to document all the efforts made by the SNF staff to assure timely reimbursement and future audit success. The program will review Medicare technical eligibility requirements, the Skilled Medicare criteria and the documentation requirements for skilled services. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for traditional Medicare A residents is set to replace the current RUG-IV Medicare payment model Oct. 1, 2019.

Topics Include:

Introduction to Medicare in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Different types of Medicare Benefits
Understanding SNF Benefit Period
Technical Eligibility requirements
Skilled Coverage requirements
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance with meeting the daily skilled need
Managing the Documentation Process
Facility best practices
Resource guides
Charting guidelines
Tips/tools for auditing
PDPM Components

Continuing Education Credits:
4 hours of continuing education credit are available for Ohio Nursing Home Administrators and Nurses.

Registration Fees

Members: $85, prior to December 1
$105 December 1 and after

Non Members: $195, prior to December 1
$245 December 1 and after
8:00 am Check In & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Program Begins
10:30 am Break & Snack
12:45 pm Adjourn

December 11, Cleveland/Independence

Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, Ohio, 44131

Maureen Wern
Wern & Associates, Inc.

Maureen Wern has been in long Term care for 40 years working in several positions from Floor Nurse to Executive Director of a 150 Bed SNF with a 75 bed AL. She founded Wern & Associates, a Long Term care consulting firm, in 1996. The firm focuses on several areas including MDS Education, Survey readiness audits, Quality Measure Management, Web Site development, Customer service Training and MDS Case Mix Management. Mrs. Wern is a nationally recognized Speaker serving as a Master Instructor for the NASPAC MDS certification program, a Board Member and an observer on the CMS STRIVE Task Force. She is currently on the Ohio Health Care Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee and Chairs the Convention Committee.

Continuing Education Credit::

This program has been approved for four hours of continuing education credit for Ohio nurses and Ohio nursing home administrators.
Registration Fees

Members: $85, prior to December 1
$105 December 1 and after

Non Members: $195, prior to December 1
$245 December 1 and after

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