This presentation will assist the NHA and nurse leaders to understand the advantages of Restorative Nursing programs for residents and the requirements that must be met in order to code Restorative Nursing programs on the resident MDS Assessments. Each of the specific programs and the overall requirements will be covered. The webinar will also explain how restorative nursing programs can impact reimbursement for Medicare under PDPM and for state case mix states using RUG III or RUG IV calculations for their state case mix systems.
- Participants will be able to state which staff member roles can supervise the Restorative Nursing Program.
- Participants will be able to state the minimum Restorative nursing days, minutes and programs that must be present during the MDS 7-day look-back in order to impact reimbursement.
- Participants will be able to list at least 4 Restorative Nursing Programs.
Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MTA, RAC-MT, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, CPC
Carol Maher is a Board Certified Gerontological Registered Nurse with over 30 years of long term care experience and has worked in long term care in many roles. She worked as the MDS Coordinator in a 300 bed SNF in Pennsylvania for 8 years before moving to CA to become the MDS Coordinator/Director for a 1200 bed SNF in San Francisco. She has also worked as the MDS Coordinator in a SNF that typically had 60-75 residents on Medicare in addition to 160 long-term care residents. Most recently she was the Senior VP of Utilization Services and Director of Reimbursement for large multi-facility organizations.
Carol has worked as one of the Gold Standard nurses for MDS 3.0, serving on the RAP workgroup to prepare the way for the CAAs for MDS 3.0, and participating on a number of Technical Expert Panels related to MDS, Quality Measures and care planning. A sought-after speaker, she has given presentations at AANAC, AHCA and Leading Age national conferences as well as many state organization presentations. She is also a frequent author of articles related to the RAI process and PPS. Carol served as a member of the AANAC Board of Directors for 9 years. She is presently serving as the chair of the AANAC Expert Advisory Panel and as an AANAC Master Teacher of the RAC-CT and RAC-CTA certification courses. Ms. Maher is the Director of Education for Hansen Hunter & Co. P.C., providing MDS and Medicare classes across the country, presenting monthly educational webinars and completing compliance audits. She is the author of Long-Term Care MDS Coordinator’s Field Guide (HCPRO 2016).
- 1 credit hours for RNs
- 1 credit hours for NABs
This pre-recorded webinar expires on April 29, 2023.