The Critical Role of Malnutrition in the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: June 12, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Are your hours being cut? Learn how nutrition can contribute to payment and help secure your position while helping your residents! 

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND will teach us how to be successful in the new Patient Driven Payment Model from CMS.

Efficiency and cost-effective positive nutritional outcomes are critical for success in today’s healthcare environment. CMS will be replacing the current SNF PPS Resource Utilization Group (RUGs) payment model with a new per-diem payment system called the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) beginning on October 1, 2019. It is critical for success to understand where key nutrition related diagnoses are included in the PDPM. This session will discuss collaboration with appropriate healthcare professionals to incorporate systems, processes and documentation for positive nutrition outcomes and appropriate financial reimbursement of nutrition related services.

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After attending this session attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify key components for sustainable success with the CMS Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
  2. Present key Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) Components Diagnostic Criteria and SLP – Component of Presence of swallowing disorder or mechanically altered diet related to Nutrition.
  3. Discuss critical collaborative steps for successful outcomes.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs

CDR Activity Number Live: 148645/Recorded: 149192
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level: 2

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 14.2.7 Negotiates payment and reimbursement for customers/patients in order to promote access to care.

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 5040 Medical Nutrition Therapy: Long-Term, Intermediate, Assisted Living
  • 7000 Business and Management
  • 7170 Entrepreneurship, private practice

Note: Numerous Other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators May Apply.

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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