PDPM will be here soon and the American Health Care Association has resources available to assist providers in preparing for this transformative change to the way in which skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed for Medicare Part a stays.
If you did not attend the in-person PDPM Academy training earlier this year, you can register now for AHCA's Virtual PDPM Training. Included with the virtual training is access to all materials on AHCA's PDPM Academy. The PDPM Academy is where updates, tools, webinars and other supporting materials are housed. AHCA SNF members who attend the Virtual PDPM Training will also be able to join in free monthly PDPM Academy webinars hosted by AHCA.
This training is available to SNF provider members only. The cost for the training – whether first time or repeated - is $350. The training has been approved for 8 NAB CE credits.
Virtual ICD-10 Coding training is also available through AHCA and is equally important to PDPM success and bulk purchases are available. There are two online trainings offered, including:
- AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder is an in-depth course designed for SNF billing staff, MDS staff, Nursing and Therapy staff, and Admissions and Discharge staff. The course contains seven modules and comes with 16 CNEs for nurses and 16 AHIMA CEs upon successful completion. The cost is $499 for AHCA members and $599 for non-members. AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder: ahcancal.org/icd10pdpmcode
- AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder is a four-hour course developed for individuals who need to lead a successful PDPM transition and is intended for Administrators, DONs, and other management staff. The course for non-coders comes with 4 CNEs for nurses, 4 AHHIMA CEs or 4.5 NAB approved CEs upon successful completion. The cost is $199 for AHCA members and $249 for non-members. AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder: ahcancal.org/icd10pdpmnoncoder
Members will need to login with their AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords to register for any of these courses. For assistance obtaining AHCA/NCAL usernames and passwords, please e-mail email@example.com with your name and facility contact information.