MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

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MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

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MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Course Overview

Advanced training for better clinical and financial outcomes

Harness the potential of the MDS 3.0 to deliver outcomes that will grow your business. In just three days, HCPro's MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics will establish the assessment as the core driver of your clinical and business decisions. Your interdisciplinary team will learn to improve processes, enhance communication, and execute clinical pathways to achieve premium person-centered care, quality outcomes, and accurate payment.

This advanced Boot Camp goes beyond filling out the MDS 3.0 form; through an agenda packed with case-based learning modules, you will be able to instill the culture change your facility needs to thrive in a time of heightened compliance scrutiny, sicker residents, and shrinking revenue. Attend the only MDS 3.0 program that instructs on the most up-to-date MDS 3.0 and SNF PPS information.

Using a combination of instruction, class discussions, case studies, and role-play exercises, this intensive three-day course will help you:

  • Ensure that the interdisciplinary team-not just the MDS coordinator-is accountable for quality outcomes in the MDS 3.0
  • Use MDS 3.0 data to maintain profitability, reduce staff turnover, and improve referrals
  • Reduce error rates using internal data, time management techniques, and internal review processes
  • Prevent payment denials by validating the MDS and supporting documentation based on outcomes
  • Benchmark your facility's performance against state and national standards
  • Improve documentation and communication by clarifying the RAI and eliminating misinformation


All members of the care team can benefit from this course:

  • Therapy professionals will benefit from by learning how to fill out Section G, Functional Status, and change of therapy and end of therapy assessments.
  • Dietary professionals will benefit by learning how to fill out Section K, swallowing/nutritional status
  • Social services professionals will benefit by learning to become the primary person who interviews residents, as well as learning how to fill out Sections G, functional status, Section D, mood, and Section C, cognitive patterns


Plus, network with peers to discover best practices in process and outcome improvement. 

MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Course Overview

Bring our industry-leading faculty on-site to train your staff!
Our account managers and regulatory experts can help you find the training solution best for your staff. Call us at 877/233-8734 for more information.

MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Course Outline

DAY 1
Module 1: Mastering MDS Assessments

  • Types of assessment: OBRA and Medicare
  • Balance the number of assessments required with the number of hours in a day
  • Frequency of assessment process
    • Scheduled assessments
    • Unscheduled assessments
  • Combined assessments
  • Medicare assessment windows and completion rules


Module 2: The MDS 3.0: Your Core Business Tool

  • Conquer the challenges of supporting MDS documentation
  • Uncover problematic coding and communication areas
  • Demonstrate how the interview process can foster patient satisfaction
  • Improve data gathering techniques to ensure MDS integrity
  • Introduce operational enhancements to your MDS process
  • Identify opportunities to expand customer service


DAY 2

Module 2: The MDS 3.0: Your Core Business Tool
(cont.)

Module 3: A Meaningful Approach to the CAA
and Care Plan Process

  • Streamline your CAA and care plan processes
    • Real-time risk factor identification
    • Distributing data capture throughout the assessment process
    • Using tools, evidence-based resources, and worksheets
    • Use your software to accommodate an improved CAA process
  • Complete a CAA
  • Care plan components and requirements


Module 4: Quality Outcomes and Culture Change

  • Quality measurement authority and overview
  • Analyzing outcome reports for linkage to the MDS
  • MDS impact on the survey process
  • MDS impact on the Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Use the MDS process and outcomes to direct facility culture change
  • Culture change for organizational performance
  • Connecting the customer dots to truly provide person-centered care


Module 5: MDS Team Proficiency and Management

  • Interdisciplinary and team-based approaches and processes
  • Use CQI principles to build your team
  • Build the MDS team
    • Team building from the top down
    • Role of the MDS coordinator
    • The value of a case-mix coordinator
  • Use resource tools that work
    • Team-building case study


DAY 3

Module 6: Connecting Medicare Coverage
Requirements to the MDS and SN F PPS

  • Relating skilled needs and documentation to the MDS process
  • Build communication policy and procedures between the MDS team and the billing team
  • Rate composition and determination
  • Review of categories and reimbursement
    • Short-stay methodology calculation
    • Therapy minutes calculation
    • Impact of ADL coding and process
    • The art of ARD selection
    • Impact of patient interviews and staff communication on reimbursement
  • Ensure that your MDS process and outcomes withstand audit scrutiny
    • Trigger points that may flag an audit or review
    • Ensure that documentation matches the MDS, the medical record, and the care plan


Module 7: Diagnosis Coding and the MDS

  • Determine how to utilize ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for completion of the MDS, monthly billing, and medical records
  • Introduction to ICD-10


Module 8: Converting the MDS and Clinical Theory

Into Practice

  • Track and prevent the top five hospital readmissions
  • Identify clinical educational opportunities for your IDT
  • Guidelines for clinical assessments of comorbidities
  • Tie clinical pathways into your care planning process
  • Documenting and communicating clinical changes


Module 9: Build Your Action Plan for Process

Improvement

  • Determining and prioritizing goals
  • Establish a timetable
  • Implementation - getting staff buy-in

MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Mastering MDS Assessments

  • Detail the scope and authority for the resident assessment instrument and its relationship to the Minimum Data Set (MDS)
  • Differentiate between OBRA and PPS assessment requirements under MDS 3.0
  • Describe the types and purpose of the MDS 3.0 OMRA assessments
  • Discuss methods to balance and distribute the increasing workload across the MDS team
  • Analyze the impact of unscheduled and combination assessments
  • Identify the completion rules and timing for all OBRA and PPS assessments under MDS 3.0


Module 2: The MDS 3.0: Your Core Business Tool-Improve care, quality outcomes, and payment

  • Discuss the term "Health-related Quality of Life" used in the MDS 3.0 User's Manual
  • Describe at least two problematic coding areas on the MDS 3.0
  • Explain one way that the interview process can be used to improve resident satisfaction
  • Identify one method MDS team members can use to ensure accurate coding of clinical items
  • Describe the required documentation within the medical record when completing the MDS


Module 3: Meaningful Approach to the CAA and Care Plan Process

  • Describe the purpose of the Care Area Assessment (CAA) process
  • Recall the documentation elements that must be addressed by the CAA
  • List the elements necessary in the plan of care to meet regulation
  • Define the care plan term 'measurable goal'


Module 4: Quality Outcomes and Culture Change

  • State the authority for quality measurement in the nursing home
  • Detail patterns of coding that may result in poor quality outcomes
  • Describe the importance of the MDS 3.0 assessment on the long-term care survey process
  • Identify the key elements of the Five-Star Quality Rating System that relate to the MDS 3.0
  • Discuss person-directed and person-centered care opportunities


Module 5: MDS Team Proficiency and Management

  • Explain the difference between an interdisciplinary approach versus a multidisciplinary approach to the MDS assessment process
  • Identify two positive outcomes associated with a team-based MDS process
  • Distinguish between managing person problems and system problems
  • Define the roles of the interdisciplinary team members
  • Describe a method for team members to work efficiently to complete an accurate MDS


DAY 3

Module 6: Connecting Medicare Coverage Requirements to the MDS and SNFPPS

  • Specify the key source of authority for Medicare skilled coverage and SNF PPS
  • Describe the services covered in a skilled stay and the relationship to the payment system
  • Identify the criteria necessary for determining skilled coverage and the associated documentation elements
  • Define how a RUG-IV reimbursement rate is calculated
  • Differentiate between a hierarchical and case mix index maximization case mix system
  • Identify four key MDS 3.0 assessment items from Section O. Special Treatments and Procedures that contribute to payment
  • Link the impact of the Mood interview to correct reimbursement
  • Describe the impact of the ADLs and the ARD on reimbursement
  • Describe a method the facility can implement to reduce payment denials


Module 7: Diagnosis Coding and the MDS

  • Identify the drivers of compliant coding
  • Describe the general diagnosis coding guidelines required for use of ICD-9-CM codes
  • Define the steps in accurately assigning ICD-9 codes
  • Identify a method to assign ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for completion of the MDS, monthly billing, and medical record
  • Discuss the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM


Module 8: Converting the MDS and Clinical Theory into Practice

  • List at least two preventable reasons that residents return to the hospital
  • Describe a method to reduce rehospitalizations
  • Discuss a method to ensure clarity and consistency in clinical communication
  • Identify one method to track a potential significant change


Module 9: Build Your Action Plan for Process Improvement

  • Discuss a method to prioritize and implement changes
  • Identify a technique to ensure change is adopted by all staff members successfully


Who Should Attend:

  • Resident assessment coordinators
  • RNs and LPNs/LVNs
  • DONs/ADONs
  • Administrators
  • Staff educators
  • Therapists
  • Social service professionals
  • Activities professionals
  • Dietary professionals
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Clinical reimbursement specialists
  • Case managers
  • Medical records professionals
  • CFOs
  • CEOs
  • Executive directors
  • Physicians
  • Advanced practitioners

MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Continuing Education

American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)

HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 21 contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Information: The planners, presenters, and contributors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

California Board of Registered Nursing

HCPro, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 25.2 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB/NCERS)           

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and approved for 21 clock hours and 21 participant hours.

MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics℠

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the MDS 3.0 Boot Camp?

The MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics is an intensive training program that focuses on accurate completion of the new MDS 3.0 assessment and links the assessment process to clinical standards of care, quality outcomes, and reimbursement. Clarify the concepts, eliminate misinformation, and streamline your processes. The MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basicsis a fluid program that always reflects the most recent changes issued by CMS.

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Where is the course offered?

Open registration courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels, such as the Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration courses, click on Course Locations/Dates.

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Does HCPro offer this course "on-site"?

In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the MDS 3.0 Boot Camp: Beyond the Basics as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site course at your facility/offices, click on Train Groups Onsite.

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What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?

To view our Cancellation Policy, click here or call 800-650-6787 for details.

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Who should attend this course?

  • MDS coordinators
  • LTC nurses
  • DONs/ADONs
  • Administrators
  • Staff educators
  • Therapists
  • Social service professionals
  • Activities professionals
  • Dietary professionals
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Clinical reimbursement specialists
  • Case managers
  • Medical records professionals
  • CFOs
  • CEOs
  • Executive directors

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What material does the course cover?

To view the course outline, click on the Course Outline tab.


 

Does the course require any previous experience or training?

Due to the fast paced nature of the course, it is recommended-but not required-that participants have at least one year of experience working in a SNF. However, the course starts with MDS fundamentals and does not assume the participants have any particular background or experience.

This course is taught on a basic-to-intermediate level.

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How is the course taught?

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

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What do I need to bring to class?

When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials. These binders will contain all the materials needed for the training. Please ensure room in your luggage for the return trip home.

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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".

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How do I get more information?

Contact Customer Service at 800-650-6787 or sales@hcpro.com.

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What do I need to bring to class?

It is not required that you bring any manuals with you but would recommend bringing the MDS 3.0 RAI User's Manual to the program.

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What do I get when I attend?

  • Elite faculty–Our instructors all have more than 25 years of experience improving and educating the healthcare industry, ensuring that you receive the highest-quality training on the market today.
  • Real-time MDS 3.0 Education–Our agenda continually evolves to capture the most current MDS 3.0 information available.
  • Custom-Designed Course Materials–The instructors develop materials specifically for this intensive learning format.
  • Hands-On Learning–Attendees work through a set of exercises/case studies after each module to ensure that they understand the concepts and know how to apply them to real-world situations.
  • Small Class Size–A low participant-to-teacher ratio is guaranteed to ensure individual attention.
  • Post-Program Support–Three weeks after the program, you have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up call with your instructor, in which you can ask additional questions about what you learned, address any implementation issues, or get help prioritizing your to-do list. In addition, our instructors are available for consulting with your organization should you wish to explore that opportunity at any time.

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Need to train a group?

Bring our industry-leading instructors to your facility! Hosting a Boot Camp is a cost-effective and convenient solution for training your staff on the latest regulations. For more information, call 877-233-8734 or contact one of our account managers.