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Medicare from Start to Finish - March 10, 2020
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When: 8:00 AM
Where: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, Missouri  64055
United States
Contact: Michelle Walters

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Cost -  $155 per person

          (on-site registration accepted if space allows with payment of fees plus additional $15)

CEUS - 6.75 Administrative hours

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This one-day workshop will begin with how to gain access to and read the MDS reports from CASPER in order to self-audit your RAI process.  The completion of the MDS is becoming more and more difficult and confusing.  This workshop will help the MDS Coordinator and other members of the interdisciplinary team to understand the admitting criteria and the ongoing documentation needs of the Medicare resident.  The RAI process in relationship to Medicare is also confusing and errors can be a financial nightmare for facilities.  This workshop will help clear up the confusion surrounding the process.


This workshop is geared towards those individuals working in long-term care who have a leadership role such as the ADM, DON, ADON, or MDS Coordinator.



  • Utilize the CMS CASPER reports for quality improvement, to self-audit the RAI - MDS process and understand how they are used in the survey process.
  • Identify admitting criteria fora skilled resident
  • Setup the schedule for PPS MDS's
  • Differentiate between skilled and non-skilled services
  • Differentiate consolidated billing and non-covered care


Day 1

8:00 am - Registration

8:30 am - Accessing CASPER

8:55 am - How to Use the Reports

9:20 am - How Surveyors Use the Reports

9:45 am - break

10:00 am - History of Medicare A and Specific Criteria for Admission

12:00 pm - lunch (provided)

12:45 pm - Schedule for PPS

2:15 pm - break

2:30 pm - Scheduling PPS

3:30 pm - break

3:45 pm - Medicare Audits

4:45 pm - Adjournment



Carol Siem, MSN, RN, BC, GNP, Clinical Education, University of MO-Sinclair School of Nursing.  She provides clinical consultation to MO nursing homes and has more than 35 years experience working with the geriatric population in hospital-based skilled nursing facilities and acute rehabilitation units.  A member of the MU-MDS Quality Research Team, Carol frequently presents on various topics throughout the state.  She served on the Board of Directors for AANAS, and was Chair of the Board for three years.  AANAC represents more than 16,000 individuals working in long term care.


Stacy Bryan, BSN, RN, RAC-CT, State RAI Coordinator and Surveyor, MO Dept of Health & Senior Services Section for Long-Term Care.  She worked as a surveyor prior to being MO's State RAI Coordinator.  She is a resource for your questions on the RAI process.

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