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Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the course dates for this in-seat workshop have been postponed.  We are working on scheduling new dates and will update this page with new information when it becomes available.



5.0 Admin hours

$100 - 1st person, $75 for each additional from same facility


This 5-hour workshop will help providers assess how they measure up under the new payment system. We will cover the challenges and successes providers experience under PDPM while offering practical tips, guidelines and resources to help you succeed. Our presenters have a clinical, billing and financial perspective and will look at how things have changed in this new environment while using hands-on activities to enhance your learning experience. Attendees will walk away with tools to implement within their daily practice.


The workshop will include:

  • A refresher of the basic components of the PDPM payment methodology.
  • Review of other operational challenges including therapy contracting and utilization, diagnosis coding and MDS assessment ac-curacy.
  • Discuss real life problems providers face with the first year of PDPM and best practices implemented by providers achieving optimal performance metrics.
  • Intelligence on billing and managing your revenue cycle under PDPM.
  • We will identify warning signs that may indicate weaknesses in your revenue cycle.
  • Provide key strategies and best practices to help avoid cash flow casualties.
  • Overview of key performance indicators .


Julie Bilyeu is a Managing Director at BKD, LLP with extensive senior living revenue cycle experience. She has proven expertise in assisting senior living providers nation-wide with managing their accounts receivable, implementing process improvement and providing education. Julie received an Associates of Nursing from Cos College of Nursing and Diploma in Billing and Coding from Springfield College.


Sherrie Robbins has more than 30 years of experience and focuses on long-term care. She provides clinical consulting for health care providers and educates providers about Medicare reimbursement strategies. She performs comprehensive follow-up reviews focused on patient-centered care and regulation compliance to help providers obtain appropriate Medicare reimbursement. She is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC®), licensed nursing home administrator and Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified (RAC-CT®). As a CLNC, Sherri assists attorneys representing health care providers. She frequently presents to long-term care and senior living associations.


Camille Lockhart joined BKD in 1992 and provides audit and consulting services to long-term care facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and home health and hospice agencies. Her experience includes leading audit teams for senior living clients, including CCRCs, free-standing facilities, multisite facilities, multi-service communities and home health and hospice entities. She also supervises projection and feasibility study preparation, review and analysis of operations, certificate of need filings and waivers and budget preparation and review. Her expertise en-compasses Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement consulting, including cost report review and analysis, rate component analysis and strategic planning. Camille is a 1991 cum laude graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting.

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