2023 IHCA Ultimate MDS Intensive – July 11-13th at the Boise Centre

  • Course Overview

    • This 3-day class will take place in conjunction with the IHCA Annual Convention at the Boise Centre, but is not actually part of the Convention.
    • This course requires a separate registration from Convention AND requires you to sign-in daily.
    • Click the link below to register for this MDS Intensive Course.
    • This is NOT an AANAC Certification course.
    • Spend 3-days with Robin Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA RAC-MT who is an AANAC Master Teacher.

    Intended Audience: All members of the IDT involved in the RAI assessment and care planning process but especially MDS Coordinators.

    This three-day 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, while other team members can register for individual days or the entire intensive 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. Shen 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


    July 11, 2023

    Ultimate MDS Intensive: MDS BOOTCAMP

    Intended Audience: MDS Coordinators and others in the IDT involved in coding the MDS

    This session will discuss MDS coding instructions for MDS items used in reimbursement and quality measures, the schedule for OBRA required assessments, Care Area Assessments and care planning.

    Describe the resident interview process.
    Describe how to code Section E: Behaviors
    Describe how to code Section G: Activities of Daily Living
    Describe how to code Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals
    Describe how to code Section I: Active Diagnoses
    Describe how to code Section K: Swallowing Disorder
    Describe how to code Section M: Skin
    Describe how to code Section N: Medications
    Describe how to code Section O: Special Treatment, Procedures and Programs
    Describe how to code Section P: Restraints and Alarms
    Describe the OBRA required assessment schedule
    Describe the Care Area Assessments and care planning processes


    July 12, 2023

    Ultimate Reimbursement Intensive: PATIENT DRIVEN PAYMENT MODEL & RUG III

    Intended Audience: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators and other IDT members

    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


    July 13, 2023


    Intended Audience: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators and other IDT members

    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

    Information coming soon!

  • Fees and Cancellation Policy

    IHCA Members:

    • $399/person
    • $449/person (after June 30th)

    IHCA Non-Members:

    • $549/person
    • $599/person (after June 30th)


    Cancellation Policy

    We understand that circumstances sometimes arise that prevent you from attending an event after you have registered. IHCA works to ensure that all registrations are processed in a timely and efficient manner, and we will work with you in the event you have to cancel.

    If you cancel before June 30th, we will gladly refund your registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. We are unable to offer any refunds after June 30th. We encourage you to find someone from your facility/organization to take your place if possible, and please be sure to notify us of the request to substitute.

    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.

Registration opening soon!