The new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for skilled nursing facilities begins October 1, 2019. The PDPM system will rely on more than 180 MDS item fields and completely transforms the existing system Medicare Part A payment system for skilled nursing facilities. Staff roles and facility processes must be substantially modified to operate effectively under PDPM.
AHCA’s Virtual PDPM Training prepares AHCA members for PDPM and will mirror the in-person trainings that have been held for AHCA members in almost every state in recent months. The virtual training allows AHCA members who missed their state training to learn about the critical steps necessary on the pathway to success under PDPM. It is also a perfect opportunity for those members who have indicated interest in attending the training again to solidify what the learned during their day-long training.
Pre-registration for the online training program is now available to AHCA provider members only. The cost for the training – whether first time or repeated – is $350. NAB CE credit has been requested.
While the virtual training won’t go live for several weeks, AHCA members who pre-register now will have access to all materials on AHCA’s PDPM Academy within 48 hours of their purchase. The PDPM Academy is where updates, tools, webinars and other supporting materials are housed. AHCA members who pre-register for the Virtual PDPM Training will also be able to join in free monthly PDPM webinars hosted by AHCA.
Pre-sale registration for AHCA’s Virtual PDPM Training is available by going to https://educate.ahcancal.org/p/virtualPDPM. Pre-sale registrants will be notified when AHCA’s Virtual PDPM Training goes live.