PDPM TRAINING:

AN MDS-RELATED PPS COURSE

& UPDATES

JUNE 11, 2021

$315

RECOMMENDED ATTENDEES:

All IDT members who need to know how PDPM calculates from which MDS item & those who need the latest PDPM updates effective October 01, 2020.

(IDT, MDS Nurses & MDS Coordinators must have some MDS knowledge.)

COURSE CONTENT:

 

This course covers the following topics regarding the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities effective October 01, 2019 and updates effective October 01, 2020: 

 

 1) What is PDPM:  Learn the Interrupted Stay Policy, required PPS assessment, plus more!  

2) PDPM Case Study:  Learn to classify!

3) Changes to the RAI (MDS) manual involving PDPM

4) PDPM Updates effective October 2020

5) Section GG:  Some scenarios clarified!
   

The purpose of the PDPM:  PPS MDS-Related Course is to increase the clinician's knowledge of Medicare Part A PPS assessments, to review the topics regarding the 1-year old PDPM and accurate completion of the MDS by providing the latest updates  from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surrounding the RAI/MDS process.  

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: California & other non-case mix States' SNF/Long Term Care staff who has had a formal or informal MDS training or with MDS 3.0  experience:  Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Social Services, Registered Dietitians, Dietary Supervisors, Nursing Home Administrators, Admissions, Health Information Professionals, Activity Directors, Activity Assistants and all members of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in assessment and care planning.

 

COURSE MATERIALS:  Handouts, parts of the RAI manual, AND flash drive with pertinent PDPM files will be mailed to each attendee.

(For private, group training in your facility or at our training locations, please contact us for special contract rates and to set-up private training schedule.)

 

 

 

CONTACT HOURS:

 

Certificate of Completion with 5 CE contact hours for CA LVNs & CA RNs are distributed at end of course.  (Valid for Nevada Boards and other states such as Florida that accept providers with state-approved CE contact hours.  Please check with your State's Board of Nursing if CA CE contact hours are valid for your State.)

 

Attention licensed nurses:  Eval, test and class attendance are required to attain 5 CE contact hours.  

 

Provider approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Provider Number V10855 and by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP Number 16627 for 5 contact hours.   

 

Rev 09/24/20

OBJECTIVES:
 

Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:

 

1.  Identify the 6 components of PDPM for SNF patients in a covered Part A stay.

2.  State the purpose of the PDPM mapping.

3.  Explain how each PDPM level is calculated.

4.  State at least 3 updates related to PDPM reimbursement for FY 2021.

5.  Describe the role of Interdisciplinary Team relative to the quality of care and proper reimbursement a year after PDPM was implemented.

LIVE STREAM REQUIREMENT:

  • Online connection

  • Device with speaker:  Desktop, laptop, tablet or, as a back-up, Smartphone.  

  • A link to enter the online event.  This link is in an automatic email sent through Demio.  (Demio is the online platform we are using for the live stream training for "a hassle-free, no download experience" via common browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc) on devices such as Samsung, Microsoft, Apple and others.)  

  • Desktop minimum version requirements for each browser:  Chrome 55+, Firefox 53+, Safari 12.1+, Edge 42.  Mobile browsers: iOS and Android OS.  (Don't know your browser?  Click here.)

LIVE STREAM WEBCAST IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

 

REMINDERS:

- We are not responsible for the attendee's inability to get in the class (or on time) for the following:

1) The attendee cannot find the link because they did not read their multiple emails that include the link repeatedly. 

2) The attendee did not check the link upon receiving the emails.  All links are working links auto-generated by Demio. 

3) The attendee's device is not working during the event date.

(Links that work on our end using different devices mean something is wrong with your device.  Thus, do not wait until the last minute to check. Calling us last minute to assist with the links will cause further delay.)

4) "Work" or "Company" email used during registration and the attendee does not have access at home:  We are not responsible for your ability or inability to access your emails.  It is your responsibility to get those MDS training information with you wherever you are doing the live stream.  

5) Internet is slow or device battery ran out:  Other people using the same internet to play video games or watch youtube can slow down your connection.  Multiple windows open in your device may need to be closed.  Please do not message or call regarding this as we definitely cannot help. Note down the last slide or MDS item covered. If a large section was missed, additional 30 minutes are provided each day to review missed areas.  

- Do not drive to our office or former training location.  Live Stream is a live, online event- not a recording.  There is no rewind button. 

 

CHECK UPON RECEIPT OF ACCESS LINK:

- CLICK on the unique link provided in your email to see if it works.  Desktop minimum version requirements for each browser:  Chrome 55+, Firefox 53+, Safari 12.1+, Edge 42.  Mobile browsers: iOS and Android OS.  Don't know your browser?  Click here. For instructions on how to update your browser, visit your browser's help pages. We recommend using one of these browsers:

- Find & set up your quiet area with minimal distraction and with internet connection.  

- Use a device with a screen, audio and internet connection.

- Check if your device includes speakers.  If not, plug-in headphones or portable speakers.

- If available, have a back-up device such as an extra tablet, smartphone or laptop and practice using the unique link on it.  

 

DURING DAY OF EVENT:

- Open your device and make sure it is fully charged or plugged-in.  (Smartphones can be used- you may need to swipe left or right to see the slides, instructor or chat room.)

- Use the unique event access link provided by Demio to get in the "room".

- Click on link or copy/paste to your browser to get in the "room".

- Count down should be showing if it is before the start time.

- Web live stream "room" will open 7:30am (PST) for the morning sessions and 12:30pm (PST) for the afternoon sessions.

- Audio issues?  Slides are not 'moving'?  Try these steps:

  1.  Refresh the page. 

  2.  Log out or close the window and log back in.

  3.  Check your device volume setting.

MDS/RAI Advisor is not responsible for internet connection issues the attendee may experience due to issues caused by the attendee's internet provider. Connectivity issues not due to MDS/RAI Advisor's platform are not eligible for a refund.  (Example, if during the Audio/Visual check at 7:30am went well for you and then an hour later, the event can actively be seen and heard by attendees with no problems but you can no longer see or hear the presentation, then your internet provider or device has issues.)  Do not panic!  Take note of the topic or slide number.  If more than 10% loss of information was due to the attendee's internet provider connection problem, the topic will be reviewed at the end of the training or the attendee may be invited to the next session, if available. MDS/RAI Advisor is not responsible for internet connection issues the attendee may experience due to the attendee's own internet provider. 

 

However, if it is found that MDS/RAI Advisor's internet provider has caused a disruption (because it is obvious that no one can hear or see the presentation) during the training causing more than 10% loss of information due to connectivity issue, MDS/RAI Advisor will reschedule or provide a full refund.

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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Live Stream Events:  Certification of Completion will be awarded if 70% of the examination answers are correct and course participation must show 70% in the attendee's online engagement during Q&A or polls sections of the course.  A digital copy will be provided via email after test and evaluation are turned in.  Hard copy of the certificate will be mailed within a week after passing the examination.

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Lost your Certificate of Completion?

Request for replacement certificate can be emailed to info@mdsadvisor.org with attendee's name, training date and phone number.  Once verified via the "Sign-In Sheet" that you have attended the training, an invoice will be emailed back to you for $20 service fee.  The invoice has a "Pay Now" button for instant credit card payment.  A digital copy of the Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receipt of payment.  Only digital copies can be provided.  No refunds will be provided due to digital format is being sent via email.  Requests for corrections or change in information that are errors provided by the attendee after Certificate has been printed is a request for replacement. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

LIVE STREAM:

JUNE 11, 2021

 

(7:30am - "Room" Opens for Morning Session SIGN-IN, for Audio/Video Check, Set-Up.  Tip:  The link to the event can work on multiple devices simultaneously so use this time to set up your tablet or a smartphone as a back up.)

8:00am - Class starts promptly.
8am-12pm - Morning session.

12pm-1pm - Lunch break.
(12:30pm - "Room" Re-Opens for Afternoon Session to SETTLE BACK in class.)

1pm-3pm - Afternoon session.

3pm - Class ends.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL/EMAIL:  

CALL OR EMAIL TO CHECK SEAT AVAILABILITY FIRST

POSTAL MAIL:  An available option but not highly recommended.  Delay in delivery may not guarantee a seat due to risk of mail being lost.  Requires manual registration form (click here to print out).  Registration by mail is a slower process so please do so ASAP if this is your preference.  Click here for instructions.

EMAIL: Requires manual registration form (click here to download).  Click here for instructions.

 

LATE REGISTRATION: Update 08/04/2020:  Waived due to covid.

Registration processed less than 10 calendar days before the event is considered late registration.  Please call for availability especially if late registration is by mail. Registrations received and processed less than 10 business days before the event are not eligible for refunds.  If seats are not available, a waiting list will be started.  If there is any cancellation, those on waiting list may take the available spot.  Waiting list is first come, first serve.

 

 

►CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES:*

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*For April 2020 through June 2021 MDS Training Attendee:  Due to the current restrictions by the CDC, WHO & Local Health Agencies, MDS/RAI Advisor will honor cancellations up to midnight before the day of the event.  Because we are mailing the materials and will not be able to retrieve them if you cancel, the refund policy has been updated:  If you are going to cancel up to the midnight before the day of the event, we will still honor the processing of the refund minus the cost of the manual and other training materials ($70) sent to you with the applicable administrative processing cancellation fee ($20). (Updated 04/06/20, 11/03/20, 02/03/21)

 

Cancellations must be in writing- email or by postal mail.

 

ALL cancellations are subject to an administrative processing cancellation fee.  For the 1-day MDS-related course, each attendee subject to a $20 administrative processing cancellation fee.

Once your notification of cancellation is received, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your notification of cancellation. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your request for a refund.

 

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.

Refunds will be processed (with the applicable administrative processing cancellation fee ($20) and minus the training materials cost ($70) if the following conditions apply:

 

1)   Cancellations (in writing) by midnight prior to the event.

 

2)  Cancellations after midnight prior to the training event and during the training event with proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee provided to MDS/RAI ADVISOR.  Proof provided after the training event is not eligible for a refund. Important note:  If notification of proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee is provided before the actual training event, attendee has the option of  transferring to next training date equivalent to the same type of course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and is transferrable only one time within 6 months.  

 

Refunds not applicable for the following conditions:*

1)  All cancellations after midnight prior to the event.  Attendee will be responsible for full registration fee and forfeits all class materials and seats are no longer transferrable.  

2)  "No Shows".  Attendee will be responsible for full registration fee and forfeits all class materials and seats are no longer transferrable.  

 

3)  Proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee provided to MDS/RAI ADVISOR after training event is not eligible for a refund.  Attendee will be responsible for full registration fee and forfeits all class materials and seats are no longer transferrable.  

Seats are transferrable for the following conditions:

1)  Seats are transferrable only if request is made by midnight before the training event- only for same equivalent course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and one time only within 6 months. 

2) If notification of proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee is provided before the actual training event, attendee has the option of  transferring to next training date equivalent to the same type of course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and is transferrable only one time within 6 months.

3)  Another person can substitute your spot in the class if we are notified by email up to the day of event, one time only.

In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels:

In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels due to an extreme emergency, full refund of the course will be provided and attendee will be notified by phone and/or email as early as possible.  MDS/RAI ADVISOR has the right to refuse service if attendee is disruptive and/or at anytime, if safety issues are of concern.  MDS/RAI ADVISOR is not responsible for any charges incurred by attendee.

Other types of cancellations such as bounced checks, please read Cancellation and Refund Policies page.

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