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Webinar: Assessing Cognition, Mood & Behaviors (MDS Sections B, C, D, E)
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MDS PDPM: Assessment, Coding, and Systems Orientation & Proficiency Series - Webinar 3 of 6.

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:00 pm
Where: Online
Contact: Julia VanDeren

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Assessing Cognition, Mood & Behaviors (MDS Sections B, C, D, and E)

This 1.25-hour webinar (the third of a 6-webinar series) will review MDS items in sections B, C, D, and E that impact the SLP and Nursing Components under PDPM. Conducting resident interviews (BIMS, PHQ-9) according to RAI guidelines will be emphasized along with effective monitoring and reporting of behavioral symptoms to ensure appropriate care provision and reimbursement.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of Sections B, C, D, and E on the SLP and Nursing components under PDPM
  • Identify and overcome challenges regarding interview scheduling and completion
  • Develop systems to promote monitoring and reporting of behavioral symptoms and effective and timely interview processes

Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant
Eleisha Wilkes is a Registered Nurse and AANAC certified MDS consultant with over fifteen years of experience in long term care. She has served as a Director of Nursing, Case Manager and Resident Assessment Coordinator with extensive responsibility and success in driving QA in the areas of person-centered assessment and care planning through effective systems, staff development, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. Eleisha specializes in MDS validation audits, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement compliance, competency-based staff education programs, and works with clients extensively to facilitate SNF/NF survey readiness including Phase 1-3 Requirements of Participation compliance. She has presented extensively on the Patient Driven Payment Model and nursing facility readiness under the new reimbursement system. She now serves as an RN Clinical Consultant with Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC.

Kristen Walden, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant
Kristen Walden brings twenty-five years of experience as a corporate clinical and reimbursement nurse, DON, and QA Nurse with expertise in driving nursing compliance, implementing software solutions, MDS/RAC skill development, and systems improvement for Five Star, clinical quality and reimbursement. She specializes in teaching clinical problem solving and advancing quality operations for consistent outcomes.

Who Should Attend? 
  • MDS staff
  • Nursing
  • QA
  • Admissions
  • Social Services
  • Rehab
  • Staff Development
CEU Information

All participants are eligible for up to 1.25 CEUs. Proactive Medical Review will report an equal amount of NAB credit for primary registrants for whom NAB #s are provided.

Registration Fee

LAIN, HOPE, and IHPCO Members will pay $75. Non-members will pay $125. (LAIN and HOPE Samaritan Alliance members will pay $38.)

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