◂  December 2019

PDPM - 2 Months In

Published by: pattyadmin


Turf Valley Conference Center
2700 Turf Road
Ellicott City, MD 21041


$175 1st registrant - $150 each additional. Prospective Members: $250 1st registrant - $225 each additional.

PDPM – 2 Months In
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
(8:30 AM check-in)
Turf Valley Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD  21042

What has been learned in the 2 months since PDPM began on October 1, 2019.

An in-person training and follow-up on what the experts are seeing with PDPM. Are you coding correctly? Is your MDS data capturing the needs of the resident?


  • Understand which common NTA points are being missed due to lack of follow up or MD query
  • Understand how the nursing component drives payment and insufficient documentation traps to avoid
  • Examine how small changes in process can lead to big CMI jumps for the SLP component
  • Understand when a surgery in the hospital may be coded on the MDS and how it affects payment
  • Understand the importance of accurate ICD 10 coding
  • Examine how to know when an IPA is warranted
  • Explain the interrupted stay policy and how to manage it
  • Pitfalls to avoid with GG documentation

Program by: Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, PAC-MT, DNS-CT – One of the nation’s leading experts on Skilled Nursing Facility clinical Medicare compliance, Five Star Rating System, Quality Measures & the MDS/RAI process.

Target Audience:  Administrators and Center Directors, Directors of Nursing and all other nursing staff, MDS Staff, Medical Records, Quality Assurance Directors, Therapy Staff, Regional Operations and Clinical Directors

Continuing Education Credit:  5.0 for Administrators and Social Workers.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for those wishing to self-submit to their professional board for continuing education approval.

Cost:  HFAM Members:  $175 first registrant – $150 each additional.  Prospective Members:  $250 first registrant – $225 each additional.

Questions?  Contact: Patty DeGrasse – 410-401-3089 or

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