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Topics will include: Common MDS coding and scheduling issues, how to use the MDS and CAAs in care plan development, and overview of PPS and Medicaid.
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WORKSHOP SUMMARY

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MDS accuracy is paramount in developing a personcentered care plan and the provision of quality care. In addition, one cannot ignore its importance in determining an accurate RUG score to ensure appropriate case mix. This workshop will focus on MDS accuracy as well as systems and processes needed to ensure appropriate case mix. Topics will include: Common MDS coding and scheduling issues, how to use the MDS and CAAs in care plan development, and overview of PPS and Medicaid RUGs, Quality Measures review and using the Quality Measures for Quality Improvement.

8:30 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives:  Study common MDS errors, their causes and how to prevent them.  Discuss how to use the CAAs in care plan development.  Review PPS and Medicaid RUGs as well as the processes necessary to ensure a comprehensive and accurate case mix as well as improvement of your overall Quality Measures.

INSTRUCTOR BIO Demi Haffenreffer, RN, MBA, is founder and President of Haffenreffer & Associates, Inc., an Oregon consulting firm supporting skilled and community based care providers in the delivery of person-centered, compassionate care. Haffenreffer & Associates, Inc. provides educational and hands-on assistance with the implementation of quality systems and corporate compliance programs nationwide.

WORKSHOP SPONSOR

Registration Class Begins Lunch Class Resumes Class Adjourns

ACCOMMODATIONS The MDS workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Federal Way. WHCA has negotiated a rate of $109 per night, plus applicable taxes. To reserve your room for the course, please contact the hotel directly and let them know you are with the WHCA MDS workshop. Courtyard by Marriott 31910 Gateway Center Blvd. S Federal Way, WA 98003 Telephone: (253) 529-0200

PRICING Registration includes handout materials, CEUs, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch. Member: $109 per person Non-member: $218 per person

CONTINUING EDUCATION This course grants up to 6 continuing education units and meets the requirements of WAC 246-843-130 for continuing education for skilled nursing professionals.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made in writing on or before January 10, 2018, are subject to a $25 cancellation fee per person. Cancellations made after January 10, 2018, are completely non-refundable. Substitutions requested in writing are welcome.

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