Introduction to PDPM
Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT

This webinar is the first in a series designed to prepare the SNF interdisciplinary team for PDPM. This clinical introduction to PDPM will cover the MDS and ICD-10 items that make up a PDPM daily rate, the interrupted stay policy, the interim payment assessment and the variable per diem adjustment schedule. In subsequent webinars we will take a deeper dive into detailed ICD-10 coding instructions for each component of the PDPM rate.

  • Review the six components of the Patient Driven Payment System.
  • Describe the variable per diem adjustment schedule.
  • Review the PPS MDS schedule.
  • Explain Use of the Interim Payment Assessment.
  • Define how a function score is calculated.
  • Review the "interrupted stay policy."

Who Should Attend: SNF interdisciplinary team members involved in managing a Medicare A census; corporate consultants and business office team members who’d like to understand the new payment system.

Introduction to ICD-10 Coding
Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT

This webinar is the second in a series designed to prepare the SNF interdisciplinary team for PDPM. This introduction to ICD-10 coding will prepare the learner for subsequent webinars that focus on specific ICD-10 coding for PDPM components.
• Clarify the importance of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY2019.
• Summarize general rules for use of coding conventions in Section I.A. of the general coding guidelines.
• Correctly use the General Coding Guidelines in Section I.B. of the general coding guidelines to assign a code based on physician/non-physician practitioner diagnosis.

Who Should Attend: MDS coordinators, therapy personnel, facility ICD-10 coders, and all involved in assignment of ICD-10 codes in the SNF.

Continuing Education Credit:

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1.5 contact hours for each webinar. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. Retain certificate for four years. Nebraska DHHS Licensing allows courses or offerings that have been approved by other State Boards of Nursing and/or national nursing organizations except for those listed in 172 NAC 101-004.04.

Nursing Home Administrators – This session is intended to meet the criteria established by Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of Nursing Home Administrators for 1.5 credit hours.

Registration Information & Fees: 
Registration includes both webinars. Registration deadline is January 8, 2019. Fees are per connection at a campus. Available for purchase as a series only (no individual webinar pricing is available). Registration instructions and handout materials will be sent to the contact person listed on the registration.

LeadingAge Nebraska Member Facility $95
Prospective Member Facility $120

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to the live webinar, and instructions for receiving CE/attendance certificate. Webinar recordings are not included in the registration fee.

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The following webinar series is provided through LeadingAge Iowa (and Proactive). You will need to register for these on the LeadingAge Iowa website.

Moving Mountains: SNF Provider Training, Tools and Insight to Conquer 2019 Industry Changes. All sessions held the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. central.

This webinar series will guide providers in implementing a step-wise action plan to manage the industry changes taking effect in 2019 including Phase 3 RoP (Requirements of Participation) and preparing for the reimbursement transition from Medicare PPS RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Additional sessions may be added in the fall of 2019 based on member feedback and CMS updates.

NAB Approved Contact Hours: 1.25 each session; check your state association registration page for details on additional CE accreditations Target Audience: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Manages, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff & Leaders, RAI Coordinator, QA Director, Social Services, Staff Development Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services, Board Members


December 5, 2018 Phase 3: Implementing an Effective QAPI Program

February 6, 2019 Phase 3: Implementing an effective SNF Compliance & Ethics Program

March 6, 2019 SNF Quality Reporting (QRP) and SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Programs

April 3, 2019 PDPM: Developing ICD.10 Expertise for Effective Coding of Clinical Categories & Non-Therapy Ancillary

May 1, 2019 Phase 3: Implementing Successful Staff Training & Competency Programs

July 3, 2019 Phase 3: Next Steps for the Infection Preventionist

September 4, 2019 Phase 3: Trauma Informed and Culturally Competent Care

October 2, 2019 TBD based on CMS updates and identified transition issues

November 6, 2019 TBD

Please register for these webinars on the LeadingAge Iowa website.  


Also in cooperation with LeadingAge Iowa:

Bowel/Bladder Incontinence, Catheter & UTI F690 Webinar

Wednesday, December 19, 2018  2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

By: Shelly Maffia, Proactive Medical Review

Contact LeadingAge Iowa to register.

Questions? Call LeadingAge Iowa at 515.440.4630


Workforce E-Series

Senior living can be incredibly attractive place to work but often we don’t tap into the benefits of working in our field or share what makes our individual organizations unique.  That will change once you participate in this series and act on what you learn.  We have designed this 7-part series of webinars and seminars to assist you in tackling one of your biggest challenges - workforce development. Each session is designed to walk you through the process from recruitment to retention while providing content-rich tools and support throughout.  You can’t afford to miss this series!

Please register for these webinars and seminars on the LeadingAge Iowa website.

Questions?  Call LeadingAge Iowa at 515.440.4630.