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Conference Recording Bundle

AAPACN 2023 Conference Recording Bundle

Seven-Session BundleMembers: $129 |  Non-members: $258
Continuing Education
: Not eligible for CEs
Duration: Seven sessions, between 45 and 90 minutes each

Breakout Sessions Featuring LTPAC Experts

Experience the best of the AAPACN 2023 Conference. The AAPACN 2023 Conference Recording Bundle includes five education sessions and two general catalyst sessions from leaders and experts in the LTPAC field. Session recordings are a compilation of audio and video recordings from the live session, plus any Q&A that followed – all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

The general catalyst sessions included are as follows:

Gracefully Address Workplace Bullies, Without Risking Your Career | Tammy Dunnett, MN BN, Communication Coach, Relationship Revolution

Nurses can provide compassionate and heart-centered care when they have a psychologically safe workplace. The reality is workplace bullying affects more than 60% of nurses on a regular basis, creating toxic environments that put nursing practice and patient outcomes at risk. This session is designed to inspire nursing clinicians, educators, and leaders to have more courageous conversations and provide the tools and resources needed to confidently handle difficult conversations, so they can smile more at work.

Creating a Culture of Hope |Ted LeNeave, CEO and Founder, Accura HealthCare

Ted LeNeave has been a leader in healthcare for over 20 years. During that time, he’s focused on creating strong partnerships across all levels of his organization. He placed himself at the bottom of Accura’s “upside-down” organization chart to demonstrate his commitment to being a resource to the people above him on the chart. During this session, he will share his success with culture development and his vision for resolving the profession’s staffing challenges.

The education sessions included are as follows:

Change is Coming in SPADEs | Joel VanEaton, BSN, RN, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, MT, Broad River Rehab, AAPACN Education Foundation board member

MDS v1.18.11 will be effective Oct. 1, 2023. Much of the change to this revised MDS is to accommodate new Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs). Understanding these new items and their place in the SNF QRP is a critical skill that providers need to develop in an ever-expanding value- based payment post-acute care.

Operationalizing Oct. 1, 2023, MDS Changes | Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, Celtic Consulting, AAPACN board member

The countdown to massive MDS changes is on! Updates effective Oct.1, 2023, will force providers to rethink methods of communication and documentation to capture information for MDS version 1.18.11. Significant changes will impact Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Join this session to review major changes to the MDS and the related facility processes needed to ensure information is captured. Proactive nurse leaders will be better prepared for the transition and mitigate potential revenue losses.

Navigating Claim Appeals with Medicare Advantage | Elissa Bovee, HealthPRO Heritage 

The last thing a provider wants to experience is having to pay back monies for care provided by their hard-working professionals. CMS contractors and Managed care payors have begun to open the web of PDPM claims. Census and partnership with Advantage plans s feeling different these days as compared to pre-PDPM and pre-pandemic times. SNF providers are becoming more proficient in understanding the waivers and updated PDPM system, yet simultaneously they are being expected to assemble documentation and defend the billing of PDPM claims. The new payment model allows for nursing services to have a greater influence on the daily rate, which in turn will spur more scrutiny by reviewers of the medial record to support the coding and billing. As teams are communicating on diagnosis and care delivery for MDS coding, we need to consider if the medical record is fully supportive of the billed level of care. During this session, the speaker will address the dissection of the HIPPS codes for responding to contractor HELP letters and denials including nursing classifications, NTA services, as well as Functional Assessment reporting. Project management along with coding and clinical opportunities will also be discussed.

Opportunity is Knocking: PDPM Missed Opportunities and Audit Risks |Stacy Baker, OTR/L, CHC, RAC-CT, Proactive Medical Review, and Christine Twombly, RN-BC, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, HCRM, CHC, PMR Consultant

Through the challenges of the past few years, a focus on Medicare systems management and MDS accuracy has been a lower priority in many cases. In this session, we’ll explore MDS 3.0 FY2023 updates that impact PDPM and examine top areas of missed opportunity identified through PDPM audits. Proactive Medicare auditors share insights on what IDT members can do to drive successful PDPM outcomes without having to reinvent the wheel. Emphasis will be placed on improving processes to gather necessary data for correctly capturing information impacting reimbursement accuracy and to strengthen supportive documentation. Discussion will include avoiding common MDS coding errors to promote and maintain MDS and PDPM precision with extensive case study examples of common errors, including the financial implications.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Patient Driven Payment Model | Sherri Robbins, RN, LNHA, RAC-CTA, CLNC, and Julie Bilyeu, both with BKD LLP

As the industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many senior living organizations find themselves struggling financially, wondering where they should shift their focus to positively improve their operations. During this interactive session, you will learn how organizations can shift their focus back to monitoring and understanding their PDPM performance and the different roles your interdisciplinary team plays. The speaker will also provide clinical, billing, and financial perspectives that will identify common missed opportunities and best practices under PDPM.