Master Your Skills for Delivering Person-Centered Care to SNF Short-Stay Patients Programs and Resources Published:May 04, 2021 Dave Kyllo Page ContentThe American Health Care Association has a four-module webinar series through ahcancalED to train staff about the delivery of person-centered care under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Person Centered Care in a PDPM World is built to train senior staff about delivering short-stay post-acute person-centered care and position them to then train other facility staff. Person-centered care is at the core of PDPM and can improve care practices that lead to better patient outcomes. Designed to be appropriate for all skilled nursing facility staff, the first three modules can be completed as a team or as an individual. The first three modules examine the person-centered care framework, making personal preference determinations and challenges in delivering personalized care to short stay residents. The last module is divided into four separate presentations that can be used to train various staff members including administrators, professional staff, CNAs, and other essential staff with content specifically designed to promote team application of the concepts into clinical practice and elevate person-centered care throughout an organization.PDPM was implemented to focus payment for rehabilitative episodes of care on individual needs and preferences to implement more person-centered care delivery. Now that those payment components have been adopted, education and training on best-practices for implementing person-centered care should be reviewed to fully adopt CMS’s vision for the PDPM model.There is a quiz at the end of each of the first three modules that learners must complete with a score of 80% or higher. Individuals must also pass a final exam at the end of Module #4 with a score of 80% or greater in order to receive 5.25 NAB approved CEs for administrators or 4.0 CEs for nurses. The cost of this program is $350 AHCA members and $650 for non-members. Individuals can register for this course with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords. Group/team registrations also are available by following these group registration instructions. Discounts are available when registering five or more individuals. For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, members should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and facility contact information.