2021 IHCA Ultimate Reimbursement/ Quality Measure Intensive – IN PERSON

Date: 11/03 - 11/04

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

    Spend 2-days with Robin Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA RAC-MT an AANAC Master Teacher.

    This intensive is designed to support the MDS Coordinator and other key members of facility leadership such as Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Rehab Directors and Nutrition Services professionals who need to understand how the MDS effects reimbursement and quality measures.  MDS staff are encouraged to attend all three days of the MDS Bootcamp, while other team members can register for this class…just Day 2 & 3 depending on their needs and interests.

    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

    Day 1: November 3 – 9:00am – 4:00pm MT


    This session will provide the information regarding the Patient Driven Payment Model used for Medicare and the RUG III classification system used in the Idaho Medicaid reimbursement methodology. This session will also provide operational strategies to help your facility be successful.


    • 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 the RUG III resident classification system and its role in Medicaid reimbursement
    • Describe operational strategies for capturing acuity for reimbursement programs

    Day 2: November 4 – 9:00am – 3:00pm MT


    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 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 domains and calculations used in the CMS 5-Star rating methodology

  • 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 208-639-3300 and mention Idaho Health Care Association to receive the special rate.  Preferred rate is $104/night (does not include taxes).


  • Fees


    • $299/person


    • $449/person

    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.

Attendees Register NOW!
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