8:15 - 9:15 am
Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MTA, QCP, AAPACN and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, AAPACN
In the ever-changing world of the MDS, we know that the function of the MDS has progressed from a survey and an assessment tool, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement generator, quality measurement instrument, to a driving force of all that occurs on the clinical, resident-centered, payment side in the nursing home. Along with the twists and turns of the MDS, the role of the nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) has become the chameleon of nurses to survive the onslaught of changes. And more changes are on the horizon! What will the role of the NAC look like as we enter the new world of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for Original Medicare residents? This session will walk you through the transformation of the NAC—into a role that encompasses case-management, clinical assessment, Medicare reimbursement, and multiple Quality Measure expertise.
• Delineate the various nurse assessment coordinator functions that are expected under the Patient-Driven Payment Model
• Compare MDS hours needed under PDPM using a case study
• Consider key changes in the NAC role with case-management and clinical assessment
• Identify new Medicare reimbursement strategies and application of Quality Measure data