MDS 3.0 3-Day Competency Program (CHHi-MDS)* (and Recertification option)
Presented in Partnership with Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
November 19, 20 & 21, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
By moving through the Minimum Data Set (MDS) tool section by section, this 3-Day course offers participants a comprehensive guide through the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process. The speaker will outline changes to the RAI process under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
The importance of maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to the RAI process will be stressed. Care Area Assessments (CAAs) will be introduced as the vital link between the MDS 3.0 and an accurate and resident specific, Person-Centered Care Plan. Participants will learn how to successfully manage unscheduled and schedules assessments including assessment and timing changes related to PDPM. A detailed discussion of ADL coding and ADL scoring will provide the participant with the tools to more successfully manage ARD selection and to teach the nursing team how to document ADLs more accurately. The speaker will demonstrate how MDS Coding correlates to Quality Measures, Five-Star Rating, Reimbursement and the Regulatory Survey process. Key strategies to identify and mitigate potential risk areas related to MDS coding accuracy will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to practice coding during interactive scenarios, ask questions and glean provider-specific clarifications that can be applied immediately upon returning to work.
Recertification option (must be a current CHHi-MDS):
•Attend Day 1 and take the Recertification Exam (within 90 days from course end date), pass with an 80% or above and be certified for an additional 2 years.
•Attend Full Program (3-Day Option) – Registrant can attend the full 3-Day program at regular cost. Take the Recertification Exam (within 90 days from course end date), pass with an 80% or above and be certified for an additional 2 years.
*A CHHi-MDS is a nationally recognized SNF industry professional with expertise and proven competence in the MDS 3.0. Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI).
·Articulate the intent of each MDS 3.0 section, and correct coding strategies for each item
·Identify newly updated MDS 3.0 coding guidelines as they relate to care and reimbursement
·Outline changes to the PPS assessment schedule, including unscheduled OBRA assessment requirements
·Correlate accurate MDS 3.0 coding with reimbursement, regulatory survey, publicly reported information, and Quality Measures
This course is ideal for MDS Coordinators who have one year of experience or less, as it will provide the opportunity to move through basic MDS management concepts at a slow pace. Other attendees may include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapist, speech therapists and social workers, or CHHi-MDS certified staff due for recertification.
Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credit:
This program has been approved for 21 contact hours (3-day program) or nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers and occupational therapy. Speech therapy contact hours have been applied for.
Full 3-Day Program Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)
$550 - Mass Senior Care Association Member
$850 - Non-member
Day One ONLY CHHi-MDS Recertification Option Fee: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)
$300 – Mass Senior Care Association Member
$450 – Non-member
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
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Waltham, MA 02453