Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp

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Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp

Product Code: RCBC

ACGME requirements, best practices for survey readiness, preparing for the Next Accreditation System (NAS), the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), and overall program support and management.

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Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp

Course Overview

HCPro's Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp® is an intensive two-day course that will train both osteopathic and allopathic program coordinators on ACGME requirements, best practices for survey readiness, maintaining accreditation, the Clinical Learning Environment Review, and overall program support and management. 

Using a combination of lecture, class interaction, and exercises, the Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp gives coordinators the skills necessary to: 

  • Interpret ACGME standards and support compliance efforts 
  • Support the program director in meeting the ACGME standards 
  • Understand GME and associated terminology 
  • Clearly define the roles, tasks, and expectations of the program director, program coordinator, and residents 
  • Manage recruitment, orientation, and credentialing processes 
  • Develop strategies to optimize daily program management tasks 
  • Support the accreditation process 
  • Learn responsibilities specific to managing surgical, medical, and hospital-based programs 

Our instructors are highly experienced and manage complex residency programs. Amy K. Romandine, C-TAGME, is a founding member of The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME). Marie Wegeman Ray, C-TAGME, has over 25 years of experience in graduate medical education.

Here’s what you can expect during the Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp

  • Unique focus: The Residency Program Coordinator Boot Camp goes beyond teaching the ACGME requirements. All course materials are custom-developed specifically for this intensive learning format. 
  • Hands-on learning: Attendees participate in interactive group activities and are encouraged to network with other attendees and share best practices from their institutions. 
  • Small class size: We maintain a low student-teacher ratio to facilitate discussions between students and the teacher. This facilitates course modules with hands-on exercises that allow practice of key concepts. 
  • Live instruction by top-notch educators: Amy K. Romandine, C-TAGME, and Marie Wegeman Ray, C-TAGME, have significant experience educating coordinators. They bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to this course.
  • Student-driven: At the conclusion of the course, we ask all participants to complete an evaluation, which we carefully review for feedback and course enhancement. 

For more information on bringing an HCPro Boot Camp to your facility, please call 877-233-8734 or email

SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Boot Camp

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1: The Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0

  • Critical review of the MDS 3.0
  • Concepts, constructs and updates
  • Item sets that drive reimbursement
  • Coding for accuracy and payment

Module 2: SNF PPS Under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

  • Purpose and goals of PDPM
  • Resident classification system and payment rate components under
  • Calculating per diem rates
  • Projecting revenue
  • Linking payment to the medical record and MDS assessment
  • Tools and resources

Module 3: SNF Consolidated Billing

  • Implications of consolidated billing requirements under PDPM
  • Five major categories of consolidated billing
  • Projecting expenses
  • Tools and resources

Module 4: ICD-10 Coding for SNFs

  • Introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • Admitting ICD-10 code selection and clinical category assignment
  • Comorbidity coding and mapping
  • Linking ICD-10 codes to admission, skilled services, MDS, and billing
  • Coding accuracy and medical review
  • Coding sources
  • SNF roles involved in coding
  • Common coding pitfalls

Module 5: SNF PDPM Implications, Challenges and Best Practices

  • Clinical complexity, clinical competence, and resident outcomes
  • Preadmission screening
  • Admission assessments
  • MDS accuracy
  • ICD-10 coding accuracy
  • Therapy utilization/management and contracted services
  • Efficiency (length of stay)
  • Tools and Resources

SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Boot Camp

Learning Objectives

  • At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the purpose and goals of PDPM 
  • Calculate SNF PPS reimbursement rates based on the 6 PDPM rate components
  • Conduct effective admissions prescreening for revenue and expense projections
  • Demonstrate how to select the appropriate admitting ICD-10 code and classification group for each resident
  • Effectively link ICD-10 codes to admissions, skilled services, MDS, and billing 
  • Avoid ICD-10 coding errors and mitigate risks for claim audits 
  • Identify MDS changes and accurately complete item sets, with a focus on those that drive reimbursement
  • Emphasize the importance of clinical competence, effective resident goal setting and achievement, and efficiency to maximize reimbursement
  • Effectively manage therapy utilization under PDPM and evaluate the terms of therapy contracts

SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Boot Camp


Does HCPro offer this Boot Camp as an on-site program?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Boot Camp as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site, call 800-780-0584 or click on "Train Groups On-Site."

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
To view our cancellation policy, click here.

What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on the "Course Outline/Agenda" tab.

Does the course require any previous experience or training?
No. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is highly recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a long-term care setting.

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and hands-on exercise/case studies.

What do I need to bring to class?
When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials. These manuals will contain all the materials needed for the training.

You may also want to bring the following:
• A pen/pencil
• A highlighter
• A notebook for taking additional notes
• Sticky notes/flags

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

How do I get more information?
Contact us at 877-233-8734 or via email at