A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM (LIVESTREAM DATE) -- July 16, 2019

  • Registration Closed

This one-day interactive class will help prepare your organization for implementation of the PDPM classification system for Medicare Part A payments that become effective October 1, 2019.  The new payment classification system has implications for clinical operations, including, pre-admission screening, IDT documentation and may influence the types of residents that your organization will admit.


  1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
  2. Administrators
  3. Assessment Nurses
  4. HIM Staff
  5. Admission Staff
  6. Social Workers
  7. Therapist Managers
  8. Dieticians

CEU-  6.5

  1. Administrator
  2. Social Worker

LifeSpan Members: $165.00

Nonmembers: $265.00

8:30 AM   Scan-in / Breakfast

9: 00 - 10:15 AM

  • Review of PPS Final Rule

10:15 - 10:30 AM     Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Overview of PDPM
  • Therapy & Nursing Components
  • Non-Therapy Components

12:00 -12:30 PM               Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 PM

  • Changes to the MDS, Scheduling, and Review of Sections
  • Diagnosis Coding & Management
  • Clinical & Behavioral Health Documentation
  • Examples of Common Clinical Complexities
  • Restorative Nursing

2:30 - 2:45 PM   Break

2:45 - 4:00 PM

  • Claim Check Review Process
  • Why an Interdisciplinary Approach to PDPM is Important
  • Interdisciplinary Case Study from Admission to Discharge  

4:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Strategies for implementation    

4:30 PM               Adjourn

Leah M. Killian-Smith, BA, NHA, HSE, RHIA, CIMT

Director of Quality & Government Services, Pathway Health, Inc.

As a Director at Pathway Health, Leah has responsibility for supporting corporate accounts, developing new relationships with clients, education and training, and helping to lead the regulatory compliance initiatives of the clients we serve.  As Director of Corporate Accounts her primary responsibilities include providing excellent customer service and support for Pathway’s ongoing account relationships.  Other areas of responsibility include acquisition management projects, health department engagements, state and national association speaking, and also Health Information Management support of current and future changes with QAPI, compliance, HIPAA, and coding.  Leah brings twenty years of health care operations and management experience to Pathway Health.  Prior to Pathway Health Leah was responsible for operations at several long term care communities and also lead over a dozen successful nursing home closures. Ms. Killian-Smith is a credentialed Registered Health Information Administrator, Nursing Home Administrator, certified Class F Home Health Manager, experienced trainer, coach and mentor. She is skilled in assisting and leading start-up programs for long term care, transitional care, memory care, assisted living, and affordable housing

This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 6.5 continuing education credits / contact hours.

This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators. 

Social Worker 

This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee per registrant, will be honored if requested in writing FIVE (5) business days prior to the date of the seminar. In the event of emergency, attendees may send substitutions in their places without prior notification. Additional fees may apply


A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM
07/16/2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  500 minutes
07/16/2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  500 minutes
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available