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WEBINAR: MDS PDPM Essentials & Roles of Interdisciplinary Team in Assessment & Coding for Reimb.
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When: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Webinar will begin at 2:00 pm ET
Where: United States
Presenter: Kristen Walden, RN, MSN, RAC-CT and Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CT, Proactive Medical Review
Contact: Maria Maggio
(850) 671-3700

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Webinar: PDPM Essentials & Roles of the Interdisciplinary Team in Assessment and Coding for Reimbursement Accuracy
January 16, 2020
2:00 pm ET

This webinar will review the basics of PDPM with a focus on identifying interdisciplinary team member roles and collaborative processes to promote MDS coding and reimbursement accuracy. As the introductory session, this webinar will provide an overview of the 5 PDPM components and set the stage for the remaining sessions in the series.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand the factors involved in determining a case-mix group for each of the 5 PDPM components
2. Identify members of the IDT who are involved in gathering assessment data and MDS coding
3. Consider areas of opportunity for increased assessment, documentation, and MDS accuracy

Course Content
-Review the 5 components of PDPM and key interdisciplinary team members involved in assessment data collection
-PT and OT component – Primary diagnosis and GG Function Score
-SLP component – Diagnoses, cognitive impairment, swallowing disorders, and mechanically altered diets
-Nursing component – Clinical characteristics and GG Function score
-NTA component – Conditions and services
-Best practices for early interdisciplinary assessment and data collection
-Closing comments/Q&A

This webinar is part of a PDPM MDS Section-by-Section Assessment and Coding Orientation & Proficiency 6-week series. Register for the individual webinar or for the 6-week series. See registration details below. 

Target Audience
: MDS staff, Nursing, QA, Social Services, Dietary, Therapy, Staff Development

Teaching/Learning Methods: Lecture, visual presentation materials, case examples/case studies, question and answer

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: Up to 1.25 contact hour of credit for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses and Social Workers. 

Speaker Information:

Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant
Eleisha Wilkes is a Registered Nurse and AANAC certified MDS consultant with over fifteen years of experience in long term care. She has served as a Director of Nursing, Case Manager and Resident Assessment Coordinator with extensive responsibility and success in driving QA in the areas of person-centered assessment and care planning through effective systems, staff development, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. Eleisha specializes in MDS validation audits, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement compliance, competency-based staff education programs, and works with clients extensively to facilitate SNF/NF survey readiness including Phase 1-3 Requirements of Participation compliance. She has presented extensively on the Patient Driven Payment Model and nursing facility readiness under the new reimbursement system. She now serves as an RN Clinical Consultant with Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC.

Kristen Walden, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant
Kristen Walden brings twenty-five years of experience as a corporate clinical and reimbursement nurse, DON, and QA Nurse with expertise in driving nursing compliance, implementing software solutions, MDS/RAC skill development, and systems improvement for Five Star, clinical quality and reimbursement. She specializes in teaching clinical problem solving and advancing quality operations for consistent outcomes.


LeadingAge Florida Member Community: $50
Prospective Member Community: $100

Register your community and invite as many of your employees to participate as you wish. The fees apply to each phone line that connects to the webinar. 

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on the green Register button above. If you're not sure what your membership status is or what your log-in is, please contact us at (850) 671-3700.  If you are a non-member and select the member rate, we reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for the rate difference.  A receipt of the additional charge will be sent to the email address provided on the registration. 

When you register online, if you select the pay by check/money order option, please remit payment to LeadingAge Florida. Your registration is not confirmed until we have received full payment, which must be received prior to the event. Complete the online registration and mail check to LeadingAge Florida - 1812 Riggins Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

This webinar is part of a PDPM MDS Section-by-Section Assessment and Coding Orientation & Proficiency 6-week series. You can register for the individual 
webinar or for the 6-week series. Click here for the flyer with additional details. To register for the 6-week series at a discounted rate, please click here. 

Cancellations: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds for cancellations will be made after January 9, 2020.

Question? Contact us at (850) 671-3700 or email

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