On-Demand Education

Emergency Preparedness: Time to Update Your Emergency Disaster Plan
Presented by Barb Citarella, RBC Limited Health Care and Management Consultants

Member: $399 | NonMember: $599

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has just released “Update Guidance for the Emergency Preparedness Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual.”  In addition, it has been 15 months operating under a Public Health Emergency, a myriad of changes have occurred with disaster plans, processes, and policies. This four part interactive series will explain the changes and implementation process as well as discuss the plan changes necessary for state and federal surveyors!! Emergency planning is a continuous process. Providers must be ready for anything and everything!! Content recorded May 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2021

Part 1: Starting and Building the Plan 
Attendees will be able to:

  1. List the four components of writing a plan
  2. Name the four phases of emergency management
  3. Develop an infection control component for the disaster plan

Part 2: Developing Policies and Procedures
Attendees will be able to:

  1. List policies necessary to support the plan
  2. Develop a process for tracking patients and employees
  3. Identify new policies necessary for pandemic

Part 3: Communication/Testing and Training
Attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of community partnerships
  2. Identify new regulations for training and testing
  3. Develop a communication process for preparedness activities

Part 4: CMS Updates and COVID Survey Implication
The attendee will be able to:

  1. List areas at risk during survey
  2. Discuss the changes to the regulations
  3. Identify areas of their plans that need to be updated
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Strengthen Your Intake Process to Capture the Details for Coding Under PDGM
Presented by Sharon Litwin, Healthcare Provider Solutions

Member: $157 | NonMember: $262

Having detailed referral information is more important than ever under PDGM and your intake staff are on the front lines! Ensuring they have a thorough understanding of PDGM, particularly as it relates to coding, is crucial as Two of the Five PDGM categories are directly linked to coding. Join us for a review of PDGM with a focus on the coding aspects and a breakdown of how to improve your intake processes to ensure you are obtaining the information needed to capture the details for coding under PDGM.  


  • Discuss the two PDGM Categories related to coding – Clinical Grouping and Comorbidities 
  • Define unaccepted diagnosis 
  • Identify methods for obtaining additional referral information

Content recorded May 12, 2021

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