New Webinar Explores the Medical Director’s Role Under SNF PDPM

Programs and Resources
​​AHCA has a new webinar available exclusively to AHCA members titled Medical Director’s Role in the SNF PDPM World that offers 1.25 CEs upon successful completion of a short quiz at the conclusion of the webinar.  

The recent transition of the Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility prospective payment system (SNF PPS) from a RUG-IV model primarily driven by therapy delivery to a patient driven payment model (PDPM) based on resident characteristics, including a new emphasis on admitting and comorbid diagnoses has escalated the importance of the role of the SNF medical director. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year escalated the value further. The presenter is Michael R. Wasserman, MD, a nationally known geriatrician and spokesperson for high quality SNF care. He describes how integrating the medical director more fully into the facility’s strategic and front-line PDPM-related operational and clinical activities helps manage post-acute care delivery and improves care. 

The webinar is free with a PDPM Academy 2020 subscription.  Even though it is late in the year, 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:
    • ​Holistic person-centered care planning

    • ​Evidence-based approaches for improving mobility is Available Here​

    • ​Effective care transitions at admission and discharge

    • ​Trend Tracker and other sources to monitor the quality impact of PDPM Available Here

    • ​Managing residents with complex nursing and NTA needs is Available Here

    • ​Restorative nursing and skilled maintenance nursing and therapy is Available Here

    • ​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 Medical Director’s Role in the SNF PDPM World 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. The complete collection of PDPM Academy 2020 CE sessions will be held throughout the remainder of 2020.  

To access ahcancalED and register members need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords. For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, please e-mail with your name and facility contact information.