Education and training

HCPro Boot Camps

Bring the Medicare Boot Camp®—Long-Term Care Version, Skilled Nursing Facility Billing Boot Camp, or the SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Boot Camp to your facility. If you have a group to train, holding a Boot Camp at your organization is easy and cost-effective. Eliminate travel costs and enjoy a group discount while ensuring your entire staff is up to date on the latest regulations and guidelines. Learn more about each of our long-term care boot camps below.

Medicare Boot Camp®—Long-Term Care Version

HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®—Long-Term Care Version covers the latest Medicare rules and regulations so that you can help your facility provide quality resident care, document successfully, bill appropriately for services, and prevent payment denials.

Medicare Boot Camp—Long-Term Care Version follows a Medicare patient from preadmission through discharge, addressing the function of each department, and uncovering the pitfalls along the way.

The Medicare Boot Camp—Long-Term Care Version offers the help you need to:

  • Locate key Medicare sources of authority so that you can find answers to your Medicare questions
  • Identify facility challenges involving all parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D)
  • Address Medicare Advantage plan hurdles and methods to overcome payment obstacles
  • Enhance skilled documentation to meet medical necessity and level of care requirements
  • Determine proper PDPM reimbursement driven by the MDS
  • Complete MDS assessments accurately and timely
  • Appropriately apply consolidated billing principles
  • Optimize reimbursement under PDPM, the SNF Value Based Purchasing Program and the Quality Reporting Program
  • Evaluate and improve your ICD-10 coding practices and processes
  • Accurately prepare UB-04 claims and mitigate risks for claims audits
  • Compare the Medicare medical review entities, their review focus, and the levels of the appeals process
  • Implement processes to achieve compliance through Compliance and Ethics, as well as Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement programs

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SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model Boot Camp

The new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) goes into effect October 1st, 2019. While staff will continue to rely on computer software to convert MDS assessment data to calculate reimbursement rates, it will be vital to fully understand the rate calculation methodology to properly identify opportunities to maximize reimbursement and accurately project revenue.

After you complete this expert-led boot camp, you will be able to:

  • Calculate SNF PPS reimbursement rates based on the 6 PDPM rate components
  • Conduct effective admissions prescreening for revenue and expense projections
  • Demonstrate how to select the appropriate admitting ICD-10 code and classification group for each resident
  • Effectively link ICD-10 codes to admissions, skilled services, MDS, and billing
  • Avoid ICD-10 coding errors and mitigate risks for claim audits
  • Identify MDS changes and accurately complete item sets, with a focus on those that drive reimbursement
  • Emphasize the importance of clinical competence, effective resident goal setting and achievement, and efficiency to maximize reimbursement
  • Effectively manage therapy utilization under PDPM and evaluate the terms of therapy contracts

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Skilled Nursing Facility Billing Boot Camp

HCPro’s Skilled Nursing Facility Billing Boot Camp covers the latest Medicare billing rules and regulations so that you can help your facility bill appropriately for services and prevent payment denials.

Skilled Nursing Facility Billing Boot Camp provides hands-on, how-to education focusing on billing for Medicare Part A and B, the ins and outs of PDPM, consolidated billing, and accurately completing the UB-04. Plus, guidance on understanding the SNF coverage criteria and a breakdown of the different beneficiary notices.

Attendees will be able to return to their facility with the tools they need to understand the latest billing and reimbursement regulations, plus how to navigate the many billing processes to ensure their SNF is receiving appropriate reimbursement for services provided.

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Meet our long-term care regulatory specialists

Stefanie Corbett, DHA

Stefanie has extensive experience in the post-acute care realm. She has served in various senior leadership roles in healthcare organizations, founded a healthcare consulting firm specializing in regulatory compliance and operations management for post-acute care organizations, and has taught as an assistant professor in healthcare administration programs. In her new role as Post-Acute Care Regulatory Specialist for HCPro, Stefanie develops quality educational programs and investigates new opportunities for business development. She applies her expertise, leadership skills and industry experience in her role as lead instructor for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp – Long Term Care version and her advice is frequently featured on PAA’s “Ask the Expert” page.

Carol Marshall, MA

Carol Marshall is an adjunct professor for HCPro. As a risk management and regulatory specialist, based in Fort Worth, TX for the past 18 years, she has trained managers and staff members in long-term care facilities about the benefits of exceptional customer service and risk management. Her areas of expertise include risk management, quality assurance, performance improvement, program development and training in long-term and post-acute care settings.

FR headshotFrosini Rubertino, RN, CRNAC, C-NE, CDONA/LTC

Frosini is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Former president of an Ohio-based long-term care consulting and education firm, and a former member of the Arkansas Healthcare Association’s Education Committee, she is currently a clinical services consultant with an Arkansas-based clinical consultant group. As an HCPro faculty member, she brings her experience in risk management, regulatory compliance, clinical systems, and education into the classroom for the Medicare Boot Camp® – Long Term Care Version course.