Continuing Education Sessions
Session 34 | Every MDS Counts: Aligning Care, Quality Initiatives and Reimbursement
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Type/Topic: Finance and Reimbursement
This session will review the use of properly timed Resident Care Assessments with appropriate MDS coding to align intentional resident care with CMS Quality Initiatives and reimbursement. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) increased documentation complexity for optimal reimbursement to reflect resident needs and the increasing importance of Quality Initiative programs. Attendees will learn how to implement assessments affecting up to 14 Quality Measures (QM), eight 5-star Measures, seven Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Measures and Case Mix Group (CMG) reimbursement.
Corporate Director of Client Success | Reliant Rehabilitation
About the Presenter
J.Lynn Bauknight has more than 20 years experience as a clinician, manager and operator. She has served as an in house consultant for Rehabilitation, Education, and Wound Care as well as being the Vice President of Operations, Reimbursement and Quality Initiatives in Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas for over 12 years. She focuses on quality analysis and performance improvement, existing therapy departments, and maintaining and improving communication and cooperation between Interdisciplinary Team Members to optimize resident care. She has been a Licensed Physical Therapist in Arizona, Oregon and Texas. After attaining her Masters of Physical Therapy in 1997 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, she traveled and worked in a variety of locations, from Arizona to Ireland. She is a Certified Wound Specialist and member of the American Academy of Wound Management and is certified by AAPACN as an RAC CTA.