HOT NEW TOPIC Patient-Driven Payment Model: Basics & More - September 18th & 19th

Your Price: $169.00
Item Number: FH15
Configuration: L
Manufacturer: Polaris Group


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(3CEC Nurses-Provided for Live Training)

2-part session, 1.5 hours each webinar
*Must attend both sessions to get full training

September 18th & September 19th, 2019

1:00 PM (ET) 
12:00 PM Central 
11:00 AM Mountain
10:00 AM Pacific
09:00 AM Alaska
07:00 AM Hawaii
Training will last 2 hours each session

 The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) are complex rules which would impact the way SNFs are paid for Medicare Part A when implemented.
In preparation for PDPM, learn the basics of how it works and the complexity of the payment system on your MDS, therapy, and billing operations.
This two-part training will go over what you need to put in place to implement PDPM.


Training Content:

  • Overview - PDPM compared to RUGs
  • Updated to Draft MDS for Oct. 1, 2019
  • Discuss, in detail, all 6 Classifications assigned all residents
  • How to use CMS Mapping spreadsheets
  • How to calculate Function Scores
  • Explain how Variable Rates apply to PT, OT category and Non-Therapy Ancillary Classification
  • How to calculate Therapy Cap
  • Financial Impact
  • Interim Payment Assessment best practice
  • Interrupted Stay policy with scenarios
  • Changes to Claim
  • Changing roles MDSC, admissions, SS, Therapy
  • Meetings and communication needed for PDPM
  • Transition October 1

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to explain how the PDPM system will work.
  • Be able to understand qualifiers for each classification.
  • Be able to understand impact on systems



  • Directors of Nursing
  • MDS Nurses
  • Nurses
  • Therapy
  • Billing
  • QA Staff
  • Departmental Heads
  • Administrators
Three days prior to the Webinar, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar.  A phone call-in number and access code as well as directions for accessing the webinar via the internet will be provided.  We strongly recommend you go online approximately 10 minutes prior to the session to ensure there are not technical difficulties.
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar, you'll have an opportunity to have your questions answered. The training material will be provided prior to the webinar date via email with PDF attachments.  Please open and print the PDF file before the day of the webinar or at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled webinar in order to get any issues resolved in a timely manner.

Polaris Group is an approved provider of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by the Boards in Florida and California. For those Nurses participating in a live webinar:

  • Credits for Nursing accepted in all states except Iowa.

Nurses must complete and return these three (3) documents to obtain Credits:

  • Evaluation Form
  • Participant Information Form
  • Post-Test

Polaris Group will issue Certificates for Credits to the facility contact person for distribution to participants.


  • Participation in the call is just $169 for Live only or $222 for Live with USB, per site and allows access to ONE phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen. 
  • Webinar materials will be delivered via e-mail approximately two days prior to the program or by 5 pm the day before the program. 
  • We recommend that you call in 5 minutes early!
  • USB only orders are charged shipping and handling, which will be included into the price prior to checkout.
  • USB orders will be filled after the date of the live training, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of these orders.
You may choose from the following training options:
  • Live Training, $169
  • Live Training with USB, $222 PLUS shipping & handling
  • USB Only, $142 PLUS shipping & handling