Session 20 | Nursing and Non-therapy Ancillary Components of Patient Driven Payment Model
Day: Monday, August 1 Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Type/Topic: Finance and Reimbursement
The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Medicare payment system began October 1, 2019, followed closely by the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Skilled nursing centers did not have time to become fluent with the new payment system due to the onset of the PHE. This session will focus on the nursing and non-therapy ancillary (NTA) components of PDPM and how it impacts payments.
Director of Education | Hansen Hunter & Co.
About the Presenter
Carol Maher is a Board certified Gerontological RN with over 30 years of long term care experience. She has worked as an MDS coordinator for large skilled nursing centers, and as director of clinical reimbursement and senior vice president of utilization for large skilled nursing facility companies. Carol has worked as one of the Gold Standard nurses for MDS 3.0, serving on the RAP workgroup to prepare the way for the CAAs for MDS 3.0, and participating on a number of technical expert panels related to MDS, Quality Measures and care planning. She is also a frequent author of articles related to the RAI process and PPS. Carol served as a member of the AANAC Board of Directors for nine years. She is presently serving as the immediate past chair of the AANAC Expert Advisory Panel and as an AANAC Master Teacher of the RAC-CT and RAC-CTA certification courses. Carol is the Director of Education for Hansen Hunter & Co.