Friday, November 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST
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Hilton Jackson 
1001 E County Line Rd
Jackson, MS 39211

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Alice Mitchell 
Independent Nursing Home Association 
Join us for an overview of the history and best practices in navigating through PDPM and ICD-10.
Dates:       November 9, 2018

Location:  Hilton Jackson 

                  1001 E County Line Road
                  Jackson, MS 39211

Online registration only for this training seminar. Registration deadline is November 1, 2018. No registration accepted after deadline. There will be no on-site registration.

Registration is open to all professional groups and providers. If you are interested in attending this training session, please complete the form to reserve your spot today.

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Registration Fees:

INHA Members:  $150.00
Non-Members:  $200.00

Approved CEU’s:

Nursing Home Administrators Applying for: 5 Hours
Social Work Applying for: 5 Hours

RN Certificate: 5 hours
LPN Certificate: 5 Hour

Session Trainer:

Joel Wright, DPT, BSc(PT), BBA
VP of Operations

Therapy Management Corporation (TMC)

Joel is a licensed physical therapist with more than 20 years’ experience in post-acute clinical management experience. Prior to studying Physical Therapy, he received his degree in Business Administration and worked for two years in an accounting firm. Much of the direction in his career has come from the merging of these two professions. 

Joining TMC in 2000 as a Regional Director of Operations he was responsible for their business in Mississippi.  Four years into his career at TMC, he started developing what would later become TMC’s proprietary software system. This system started as a management information system but later grew into a billing and documentation system.  It has become one of TMC’s most significant competitive advantages. It has allowed TMC to adapt quickly in a changing industry. In 2013, Joel was promoted to his current position as VP of Operations.  He is responsible for over 300 contracts throughout the United States.

Joel earned his Business Administration Degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1989. He received his Bachelor of Science(Physiotherapy) degree from Dalhousie University in 1995. In 2007 he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi.


Friday, November 9, 2018

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.        Registration

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.      Session I

                                           1. PDPM – A New Payment Model
                                                 a. What changes
                                                 b. What stays the same

                                           2. Details of the PDPM Case Mix.
                                                 a. Nursing Case Mix
                                                 b. Non Therapy Ancillary Case Mix
                                                 c. PT/OT Case Mixes
                                                 d. SLP Case Mix
                                                 e. Non Case Mix
                                                 f. Variable Rates

                                           3. PDPM Assessments
                                                 a. The role of the MDS Assessment
                                                 b. Admission Assessment
                                                 c. Discharge Assessment
                                                 d. Interim Payment Assessment
                                                 e. Interrupted Stays and Transfers

11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.      Break

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.      Session II

                                            4. Review of Key MDS Sections
                                                a. Section GG
                                                b. Depression
                                                c. Cognition
                                                d. Swallowing & Diet Changes
                                                e. Restorative
                                                f. Common NTA Diagnoses
                                                g. Respiratory Therapy

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.        Lunch (Provided)

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.          Session III

                                            5. The role of therapy
                                                 a. Implications on staffing
                                                 b. Outcomes vs Minutes
                                                 c. Therapy Costs
                                                      i. Outsourcing therapy vs In-House
                                                      ii. Therapy contracts
                                                 d. Management of Quality
                                                 e. Integration of Restorative and Therapy

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.          Break

2:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.          Session IV

                                           6. ICD-10 Coding
                                                a. PT/OT Clinical Categories
                                                b. SLP
                                                     i. Acute Neurological
                                                c. NTA Coding



Hotel:                             Hilton Jackson
                                       1001 E County Line Road
                                       Jackson, MS 39211

Room Rates:                 $119.00




Deadline to receive a refund for this educational offering is 7 days before the event date. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the event date will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for participants who choose not to attend. Cancellations will be accepted in written format only, via email and must be received by the cancellation deadline. inha620@msn.com