New CE Webinar Focuses on Holistic Care Planning Under the Medicare Patient Driving Payment Model

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​​​​AHCA has a new webinar available titled It's Called the Patient Driven Payment Model for a Reason focusing on various post-acute person-centered care planning models and issues. NAB has approved 1.25 CEs for this webinar upon successful completion of a short quiz at the end of the webinar.  

In the Fiscal Year 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule and subsequent guidance, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discussed the need for “holistic care planning” under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Most research and policy on holistic care planning is associated with Medicaid-financed long-term care rather than Medicare-financed post-acute care. Of note, in the final Skilled Nursing Facility Requirements for Participation, CMS discusses a “comprehensive, person-centered care plan” indicating that CMS continues its focus on aligning payment policy with quality.

The learning objectives for this webinar are:
  • Possible models for Post-Acute Care Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning which also align with CMS’ vision for “holistic care planning.”
  • Operational approaches for moving to and maintaining a day-to-day culture of person-center care delivery and quality measurement.
  • ​The business case for person-centered care benefits for patients, staff, and providers.

The It's Called the Patient Driven Payment Model for a Reason webinar is free with a PDPM Academy 2020 subscription. AHCA SNF provider members can still register for the AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription – Building Optimal Operational Capacities©. This exclusive “SNF provider member only” subscription package includes:
  • Seven pre-recorded one-hour educational webinars with 1.25 NAB continuing education (CE) credits and accompanied by AHCA-developed guidance toolkits and other resources covering these topics:
    1. It’s Called PDPM for a Reason is Available Here
    2. Evidence-based approaches for improving mobility is Available Here
    3. Effective care transitions at admission and discharge
    4. Trend Tracker and other sources to monitor the quality impact of PDPM Available Here
    5. Managing residents with complex nursing and NTA needs is Available Here
    6. Restorative nursing and skilled maintenance nursing and therapy is Available Here
    7. ​Medical director’s role in the SNF PDPM world Available Here
  • Five live PDPM Academy Open Discussion Forums: (On-demand recordings of these forums are available to Subscribers)
  • Access to AHCA’s complete library of 2019 and 2020 PDPM Academy materials 
The 2020 subscription fee is $299 per individual and is available only to AHCA SNF provider members (or individual contracted employees if registering through the AHCA provider member). The materials, toolkits, forums and webinars in the AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription​ package come from the nation’s top experts and are hundreds of dollars less than what private consultants are charging.  

The It's Called the Patient Driven Payment Model for a Reason webinar and other CE webinars in 2020 PDPM Academy series can also be purchased a la carte. The a la carte registration price per individual for each PDPM Academy 2020 CE session is $150 for AHCA members and $650 for non-members. 

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