Prince Abele’s Diagnosis and His Love for GiGi
During the session, we will discuss the challenges in finding the “hidden gem” diagnoses that are less prominent in the record. We will discuss how knowledge of clinical conditions and the plan of treatment directly relate to the coding of the primary diagnosis in I0020B. Throughout this process, we will discuss the coding guidance for I0020B and how to differentiate the reason for the SNF as compared to acute care.
Our quest will lead us to find GG’s ideal scoring, and uncover hidden treasures in documentation. We will discuss coding requirements for section GG, and teach participants how to score this section, evaluate documentation and support optimal coding to ensure that GG and our Prince are in a long-term, committed relationship.
Kristopher Pattison, Senior Manager- Clinical Consulting Services, Arnett Carbis Toothman
Kris Pattison has been in the long‐term care industry for twenty‐one years. He has worked as a CNA, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, clinical support nurse, and as an MDS Coordinator, giving him a broad scope of insight into the internal functioning of
the nursing department in a skilled nursing facility. His experience includes MDS management, Medicare PPS, Medicaid Case Mix Index optimization, Five‐Star Rating optimization, and Quality Measure Management. He has provided complete training for new RNACs and education to other staff on documentation, care planning, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, MDS, and other topics. His knowledge of state and federal regulations has enabled him to provide support throughout the survey process, including writing plans of correction and monitoring for compliance. Kris has also worked on the development of new policies, protocols, and best practices and has experience working with the Five‐Star Quality Rating System, Value‐Based Purchasing, SNF Quality Reporting
Program, and ICD‐10 diagnostic coding. Kris is a Registered Nurse and graduated from Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1999. In addition, he holds professional certification as a Resident Assessment Coordinator. Professional memberships include the American Association of Assessment Coordinators, Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and LeadingAge PA.
•This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation.
•1 Contact hour will be awarded for this continuing nursing education activity. Criteria for successful completion include attendance for the entire event and submission of the evaluation form.
Certificates will be awarded ONLY for attendance of the live presentation.
When: Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Prince Abele’s Diagnosis and His Love for GiGi
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