[On-demand webinar] MDS changes for 2018, featuring Ron Orth

Ken BellIndustry, Secure News, Training6 Comments

It’s that time of year again…October MDS changes are upon us!

October 2018 brings a multitude of changes that will impact many sections of the MDS, as well as prepare us for the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) to be implemented in 2019. The changes include the addition of new items, some revised items, and yes, even a few deleted items. This webinar covers the major changes to Sections GG, I, J, M, N, and O, as well details about why the changes were made and what impact they may have.

This is your chance to learn the latest MDS changes for 2018 from one of our industry’s most recognized experts. The live webinar was offered on Sept. 20, 2018, with 1,000 people in attendance. We’re now offering it in and on-demand format so you can watch it at your convenience and download the handouts.


[On-demand webinar] MDS updates for 2018, featuring Ron Orth

Ron Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC
Senior SNF Regulatory Analyst and Post-Acute Care Curriculum Designer, Relias

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What you’ll learn

  • New items and coding guidance for Sections GG, I, J,K M, N, and O
  • How these changes may impact QMs and future SNF payments
  • Clarifications to the interview Sections C, D, and F

Who should attend

Administrators, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators, and anyone responsible for MDS compliance and accuracy.

About our speaker

Ron Orth, Relias

Ron Orth, Relias

Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC, possesses over 30 years of nursing experience, including over 20 years in the Skilled Nursing industry. He has extensive experience teaching MDS coding and process requirement and Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-Acute Care Curriculum Designer and Senior SNF Regulatory Analyst at Relias and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). He holds a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University.

Webinar sponsors

This webinar is presented free of charge to all long-term care providers, courtesy of Texas Medicaid Coalition and SimpleLTC. The content is not state-specific, and is applicable to all SNFs and personnel responsible for MDS accuracy and compliance.


6 Comments on “[On-demand webinar] MDS changes for 2018, featuring Ron Orth”

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