LeadingAge Nebraska presents in partnership with LeadingAge Iowa: 

MDS Updates Webinar: October 2019 RAI Manual Updates

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm CT
Registration deadline: September 19, 2019

The PPS MDS 3.0 has been significantly revised to classify Medicare residents into the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019. This webinar will introduce the new MDS items and identify existing items that have been added to the PPS item set and the new interim payment assessment. Our MDS expert will clarify new and revised coding instructions per the new RAI User’s Manual.

By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Recognize the new PDPM Assessment Schedule.
  • Examine the process and impact for late PPS assessments.
  • Summarize RAI guidance for the PPS interrupted stay.
  • Describe the coding instruction and significance of revisions to sections A, C, D, GG, I, and J.
  • Identify the new MDS item Section J Patient Surgical History.


Faculty: Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Principal, Wilhide Consulting, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

Judy Wilhide Brandt has more than 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility in nursing facilities as a nurse manager, executive, state surveyor, RAI manager for Virginia, and consultant.  She is a master teacher for AANAC and a national expert on matters relating to the MDS and the prospective payment system.  She is a certified professional coder in a unique position to explain ICD-10 coding for a skilled nursing facility under PDPM.  She is the LeadingAge MDS Expert and principal of Wilhide Consulting based in Virginia Beach, VA, serving clients nationwide.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Resident Care Managers, MDS Coordinators, Quality Improvement Staff, and other staff responsible for completing the MDS 3.0.

Registration Information & Fees
LeadingAge Nebraska Member Facility    $50
Non-member Facility                                           $105

Registration fee includes electronic handout, one connection to the live webinar, and instructions for receiving CE/attendance certificate. A recording of this webinar is not included in the registration fee.

Continuing Education Credit

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1.5 contact hours. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. Retain certificate for four years.

Webinar participants qualify for 1.5 hours of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations.