AANAC Virtual Workshops

Virtual workshops allow you to take a deeper dive into an emerging trend, hot topic, or complex area of the RAI process.  Taught by nurse and MDS experts, these virtual workshops provide fast and easy access to educational content on your schedule as well as an additional opportunity to earn CEs. Once purchased, you can download and watch the file as many times as you like.

ICD-10-CM Coding Certificate Program for SNFs + ICD-10-CM for PDPM

Members: $370  |  Non-members: $740
Continuing Education: 
This virtual workshop is eligible for 6.0 CE hours
Duration: Four 90-minute sessions
Speaker: Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC

In this four-part certificate program, AANAC master teacher, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC, guides long-term care nurses and IDT members through the process of determining and identifying the most appropriate ICD-10-CM codes. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which went into effect Oct. 1, 2019, has increased the importance of accurate ICD-10-CM diagnoses by shifting Medicare payments from therapy volume to resident characteristics. ICD-10-CM codes and diagnoses will impact the OT, PT, SLP, NTA, and nursing components under PDPM. You will walk through the process for using the ICD-10-CM Manual, from identification of the main term through the final code selection, and review coding and chapter-specific guidelines. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning and locate correct ICD-10-CM codes throughout this interactive education program.

Following this virtual workshops, participants will be able to:

Module 1 

  • Define the correct process for determining the ICD-10-CM code from the physician’s documented diagnoses 
  • State which practitioners can diagnose 
  • Explain the process for identifying the “main term” for diagnoses to assist clinicians to locate the basic code in the Alphabetic Index Describe the difference between “Excludes 1” and “Excludes 2” notes   

Module 2

  • State the importance of chapter specific guidelines 
  • Identify the ICD-10-CM code for a cancer diagnosis using the Neoplasm table
  • Explain how combination codes are appended for residents who have a specific type of diabetes “with” multiple conditions 
  • Report the seventh characters assigned to designate the stages of glaucoma   
Module 3
  • Identify the ICD-10-CM code for a pathological fracture related to osteoporosis 
  • Name one chapter-specific guideline that has a major impact on coding traumatic fractures that have been surgically repaired with a joint replacement  
  • Explain steps required to determine a principal diagnosis 

Module 4

  • Describe how ICD-10-CM codes will impact the therapy and non-therapy ancillary components in PDPM
  • State the MDS item where the facility will document the ICD-10-CM code for the primary diagnosis
  • List at least four documents to review to determine diagnoses for your new SNF resident
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    Carol Maher has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

    PDPM Intensive Series for SNFs: Virtual Workshop for Successful Transition

    Members: $340  |  Non-members: $680
    Continuing Education: This virtual workshop is eligible for 4.0 CE hours
    Duration: Four 60-minute sessions
    Speaker: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

    In this four-hour intensive PDPM training, you will explore the six different payment components as well as the interim payment assessment and the variable per diem adjustments. You’ll learn how to not just survive but to thrive in PDPM by understanding the details of each payment component, importance of accurate ICD-10 coding, and applying the interrupted stay policy. This workshop will map out the needed elements for success and prepare for the transition from RUG-IV to PDPM.




    At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the methodology and philosophy of the SNF PPS and the general framework of the PDPM
    • Understand the six components of PDPM
    • Calculate the daily per diem under PDPM
    • Explain the changes to the PPS assessment schedule
    • Delineate administrative presumption of skilled level of care
    • Identify the connection between the MDS and PDPM
    • Recognize the ongoing monitoring and oversight of therapy provisions by CMS
    • Prepare for the transition to PDPM


    Jessie McGill has no conflicts of interest to disclose.