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Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Preparing Skilled Nursing Facilities

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm

LaGuardia Marriott Hotel
102-05 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, New York 11369

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Southern New York Association is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and certifies that this program meets NAB/NCERS guidelines and is approved for six (6) continuing education clock hours. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.


About the Program

The new PDPM for Medicare payment classification will take effect October 1, 2019 and will significantly change Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities. This payment model which will tie SNF reimbursement to value, rather than therapy volume, will be based on a patient’s needs, determined using ICD-10 diagnosis codes, patient characteristics and other clinically relevant factors. Facilities need to start planning now to make changes to their staffing and operations for the October 2019 implementation.


Leah Matias RN, BSN, MS, ANP-BC, LNHA has more than 30 years of experience in post acute care in various levels of responsibilities such as the Clinical Lead for Post-Acute Care, Chief Nurse Executive, Director of Nursing, Resident Assessment Coordinator, Rehab Nurse, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is also an MDS Lecturer for the School of Public Health of the University at Albany and a Silver Level in Lean Management Principles. She provides training and consulting in many nursing homes and associations to improve the quality and accuracy of documentation in optimizing the facilities’ Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Her focus is to engage the facility leadership and interdisciplinary team to provide accurate, complete, and sustainable source documents for improved PDPM/RUGs capture and quality measures.






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