2019 IHCA QM – PDPM…What You Need to Know!

REMINDER: BEGINNING JAN 1, 2015, ALL IHCA EVENT REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL, PRIOR TO ALL EVENTS, TO RECEIVE NAME BADGES AND ENTER SESSIONS! .  IF we have not received payment by the Friday prior to the training, you will be required to provide a credit card for payment on June 7th.

  • Course Overview

    This two (2) day workshop is a great follow-up to the April PDPM Workshop.

    June 12: 9:00am – 4:00pm ~ PATIENT DRIVEN PAYMENT MODEL

    Intended audience: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators

    This session will provide the most current information available regarding the Patient Driven Payment Model effective October 1, 2019.  In addition to explaining how rates will be calculated under the new methodology, this session will also provide operational strategies to help your facility be prepared.


    • Describe the rate components under PDPM and how each are calculated
    • Describe the variable per diem rate adjustment methodologies
    • Describe the interrupted stay policy
    • Describe the optional Interim Payment Assessment
    • Describe the compliance implications of PDPM
    • Describe operational strategies to prepare for PDPM

    June 13: 9:00am – 3:00pm ~ QUALITY MEASURES, SNF QRP, VBP AND THE 5-STAR RATING

    Intended audience: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators

    This session will provide everything you need to know about quality measure calculations, the SNF Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) and how to monitor your performance against the 80% threshold to avoid a Medicare rate reduction, updates to the Medicare Value Based Purchasing Program (VBP), and the recent changes to the CMS 5-Star rating program. It will also provide tips on quality improvement.


    • Describe the basics of quality measure calculations: short stay vs. long stay, risk adjustments, percentile ranking
    • Describe SNF QRP and the Annual Payment Update
    • Describe Medicare Value Based Purchasing
    • Describe the updates to the CMS 5-Star rating methodology

    This 2-day workshop will be taught by Robin Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA RAC-MT an AANAC Master Teacher. Robin is a certified public accountant, state tested nurse aide and licensed nursing home administrator who is also resident assessment coordinator certified and a master trainer through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC).

    She is President of RLH Consulting, which provides reimbursement, accounting and operational consulting to long term care providers.

    Robin is a member of AANAC’s Expert Advisory Panel and Editorial Board. Robin served as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Health Care Association Board of Governors and as a member of the OHCA Board of Directors. She is Past President of both OHCA and EFOHCA. RLH Consulting is an OHCA Platinum Champion Partner.

  • Agenda

    Agenda –

    Day 1 – 9:00am – 4:00pm: PATIENT DRIVEN PAYMENT MODEL

  • Hotels

    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include:

    • Complimentary hot buffet style breakfast
      Complimentary high speed wireless internet throughout the hotel
      24 hour fitness center & business center with complimentary printing
      Indoor pool
      Guest washer & dry facility
      Complimentary cookies, coffee, hot tea and hot chocolate available 24 hours
      Great local restaurants within walking distance and excellent shopping nearby

    Reservations call the hotel directly and mention Idaho Health Care Association to receive the special rate.  For online reservations use the company rate code #149802. Preferred rate is $104/night (does not include taxes).


    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    To reserve a room at the courtesy rate, go to:  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boish-springhill-suites-boise/ and use booking code 708.

    Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 208.939.8266 or 888.236.2427. A preferred corporate rate to Idaho Health Care Association is 15% off the “Best Available Rate”. These rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market. The hotel will provide shuttle service from the hotel to the IHCA office and back provided you make arrangements with the front desk, in advance.

  • Fees

    Listed rates include lunch the day of the training.


    • $299/person  Early-bird
    • $349/person after June 4th


    • $349/person Early-bird
    • $399/person after June 4th

    Cancellations & No-Shows

    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee if made more than seven (7) business days prior to the event. There will be no refund or credit granted for “no-shows” and cancelled registration within seven (7) business days of the event. Training dates are subject to change. Additional dates may be added due to demand. Please note — IHCA reserves the right to re-schedule any training that does not meet minimum registration requirements.

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