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Limited space for the PDPM Academy—register now!

   By Patti Cullen, CAE, President/CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota  | February 8, 2019  |  SNF/NF providers

The countdown to the Medicare fee for service PATIENT DRIVEN PAYMENT MODEL (PDPM) continues. PDPM— scheduled for a “hard” October 1, 2019, start date—is an entirely new payment model for all skilled nursing facility (SNF) Medicare Part A fee for service payments. The new model completely transforms Medicare Part A payments!

Care Providers of Minnesota is partnering with your national association, the American Health Care Association (AHCA), for a multi-faceted training initiative on PDPM—the PDPM Academy—which includes both in-person training and online education, with continuing updates and support.

PDPM Academy is divided into three parts, and registration includes access to all phases: 
PHASE ONE: Pre-workshop webinars
PHASE TWO: In-person workshop—April 24, 2019
PHASE THREE: PDPM Academy registrants will receive access to monthly learning opportunities and tools

All PDPM Academy registrants will be given access to pre-workshop tools and resources including webinars that will maximize the benefit from the in-person workshop. Our trainers for the April 24 workshop are two of the nation’s top experts on PDPM!

We are ready now for members to register—more details can be found on our website

Here are a few things you need to know about the PDPM Academy:
1. We will be limiting registration to the first 200 people—and registrations will be closed on April 17 to give attendees time to do their advance homework —so plan ahead and register early.  
2. We strongly encourage you to enroll a team of your staff, so the pricing reflects a reduction for multiple attendees from the same nursing facility.
3. The partnership arrangement with AHCA means we need to adhere to their attendance criteria so the PDPM Academy is ONLY available to Care Providers of Minnesota provider members, which means business partners will not be able to register. 

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