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Getting Ready for the Patient Driven Payment Model In The Skilled Nursing Facility Setting
Hosted By: Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Location: Webinar
Ypsilanti, MI
Start Time: 6/4/2019 1:00 PM
End Time: 6/4/2019 2:30 PM
Time Zone: Eastern

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Getting Ready for the Patient Driven Payment Model In The Skilled Nursing Facility Setting

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
(time varies depending upon your location)

• 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time
• 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time
• 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central Daylight Time
• 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time

One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer and/or phone line and each participant would be eligible to print off a certificate of attendance that may be eligible for 1.5 CEUs from your state board or national association. You will need to check with your state board and/or national association. regarding CEU approval

Presenter: Ellen Strunk, MS, PT, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Early Registration Deadline: May 21, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT
Final Registration Deadline: June 4, 2019 at 12:00PM EDT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates its prospective payment systems annually in the form of proposed and final rule-making. In 2019, the CMS finalized their plans to replace the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) payment system with a new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019. This new payment model will fundamentally change the drivers of SNF payments and represents another step towards the CMS vision for value-based purchasing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has openly discussed how the proposed Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will provide patients an opportunity “to choose a skilled nursing facility that offers services tailored to their condition and preferences”.

Does the SNF Proposed Rule for FY 2020 include any modifications to the SNF PDPM model? Will the PDPM model actually be implemented on October 1, 2019? And what does PDPM have to do with the SNF’s Quality Reporting Program? This webinar will explore these questions and more.


At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:

• Identify the components of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
• Define the role of physical, occupational and speech-language therapy in the SNF benefit
• Understand the impact of quality reporting programs on the SNF setting
• Develop action steps to insure patients in your care receive the appropriate level of care

Includes a live Question & Answer session at the end.

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC has worked in various roles & settings as both clinician & manager/director. Presently, Ellen is owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc., RRC specializes in helping customers understand the CMS prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility and home health setting, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types. Ms. Strunk’s experience includes utilizing medical record reviews and data systems to help both inpatient and outpatient therapy providers meet regulatory guidelines. She has worked with clients on a variety of Medicare/Medicaid payment and certification matters, including substantial overpayment assessments and facilitation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. Ms. Strunk lectures nationally on the topics of regulatory compliance in the post-acute care space and coding/billing/documentation to meet medical necessity guidelines and payer regulations, as well as pharmacology for rehabilitation professionals, clinically appropriate exercise for older adults, and the importance of functional outcomes to value-based payment.

Ellen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, the APTA Home Health Section and the APTA Health Policy & Administration Sections. She serves on a state level as the Practice & Reimbursement Chair for the Alabama Physical Therapy Association. She is a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the National Association of Rehab Agencies and Providers (NARA), and the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL).

Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and speech-language pathologists who practice in the skilled nursing facility setting, nursing home administrators, directors and managers as well as billers and billing departments of skilled nursing facilities.

In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar conference, you'll also receive a handout (in PDF format) that will include related reference links.

Webinar recordings are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a webinar playback link for $49.95 (view via your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers) or CD (audio only) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration.

Audio - phone connection required only to hear the audio portion of the webinar

Webinar - Computer and internet connection required. Participants will be provided a url link where they can log in and follow the presentation on their computer as the speaker provides the presentation. If your computer has speakers, you will be able to hear the audio portion through your computer speakers and will not require a phone connection. If no speakers on your computer or unable to be at a computer, participants will need to call in to the phone number provided to them to hear the audio portion. You will need adobe flash. Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc is not responsible for organization fire walls or computer software issues that may interfere and/or prohibit your connection to the webinar portion of the presentation.

TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:

Operating Systems:

• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• Linux
• Solaris

Internet Browsers:

• Internet Explorer 7 or Higher (Windows)
• Firefox 4 or Higher
• Safari 4 or Higher
• Google Chrome 2 or Higher

Stable Internet Connection, DSL or Above:

• 100 kbps for Video Transmission
• 300kbps for Screen Sharing and Remote Control
• Recommended 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all Services

Flash Player 10.3 or Newer:

Disabled pop-up blockers

Computer speakers for participants listening over the computer

In order to ensure successful connection to your upcoming meeting, please take a moment to conduct a system test by copying and pasting the entire url link in your web browser:

This webinar has not been submitted to any state board or national organization for CEU approval. A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the webinar for each participant and may be adequate for credit in some states; you will need to contact your state licensing regulatory body to determine whether or not credit will be granted for this webinar conference.

Register for the event on or before 12:00pm EDT on June 4, 2019.

When you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt. Approximately 5 days before the webinar conference, you will receive a separate email that provides you with instructions for accessing the call and a handout attachment. If you register within 5 days of June 4, 2019, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: The easiest way to do this is to add this email address to the contacts list in your email software.

Gather your staff and listen to this webinar conference via your computer speakers or a speaker phone, follow along with the session handout on your computer, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session.

Event Deadlines / Fees:
The early deadline for registration for this webinar conference is 11:59pm EDT, May 21, 2019. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EDT on June 4, 2019. Please call Michelle at 661.350.6187 if you would like to register after the deadline.
Registrant Type Deadline Name Deadline Date Fee
New Early Registration 5/21/2019 $159.00
New Late Registration 6/4/2019 $179.00
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