PDPM At-a-Glance Tool

The PDPM At-a-Glance tool breaks down the complex methodology of each component used in the Patient-Driven Payment Model—physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech-language pathology (SLP), non-therapy ancillaries (NTA), and nursing. This tool provides key payment information organized to provide the nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) with quick access to understanding …

MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for PDPM and SNF QRP – Updated Tool

Do you know what MDS items impact reimbursement under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) or the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)? Use this quick guide, MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for PDPM and SNF QRP, for easy reference to get your payment straight. This AAPACN resource is copyright …

Sections K and O Assessment Periods

Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added columns for MDS items K0520 and O0110 to assess services provided “on admission” and “at discharge.” This change results in different assessment periods for these items depending on the assessment type(s). AAPACN’s Sections K and O Assessment …

At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP Tool

With so many Quality Measures originating from three different payment initiative programs, it’s a lot to keep track of. AAPACN’s At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP tool organizes all of the measures for you. This tool has been updated with the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures User’s Manual Version 16.0 (September 2023) the Five-Star …

OBRA Scheduling Tools for Calendar Year 2024

AAPACN offers two great tools to assist nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) in scheduling OBRA assessments. Be prepared for 2024 with these two tools that are free to members: This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN individual members may download or print one copy for use within their facility only. AAPACN …

The Dietitian’s Role in Nursing and Reimbursement

To meet residents’ individualized needs, the director of nursing services (DNS) requires the expertise of many healthcare professionals working collaboratively, including the dietitian. This tool provides guidance on how to enhance collaboration between the nursing and dietary departments. This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN individual members may download or …

Patient Health Questionnaire Completion Determination

Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the full Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 will only be completed if the resident responds to the gateway PHQ-2 questions in a certain way. The Patient Health Questionnaire Completion Determination chart clarifies when to stop the PHQ after the PHQ-2, how to code the Total Severity Score, …

Medical Record Audit: New Admission/Readmission

The admission process can be lengthy, and staff can miss important details. Use the Medical Record Audit: New Admission/Readmission checklist to ensure the facility has obtained critical information from newly admitted and readmitted residents and appropriately documented it in the medical record. This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN individual …