Recorded Webinar - PDPM Education Series - Session 4

Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM):
Understanding the Section GG
ADL Function Scores

Recorded Session

This webinar is the fourth in our educational series providing insight and information on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will go into effect October 1, 2019. This session will discuss the impact of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) functional scoring on the Therapy and Nursing components of PDPM.  We will review examples of Minimum Data Set (MDS) coding for specific areas of ADL function, and discuss the differences between coding ADLs in MDS Sections G and GG. We will outline strategies for interdisciplinary team collaboration in capturing the full picture of a resident’s usual ADL function, with ideas for best practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the details of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) components that are impacted by Activities of Daily Living (ADL) functional scores.
  • Identify Minimum Data Set (MDS) items used to calculate the resident’s Therapy and Nursing functional scores.
  • Apply strategies to develop systems for timely and accurate ADL scoring



Jennifer Gross, BSN, RN-BC, RAC-CT, CPHIMS
Senior Healthcare Specialist, PointRight

Jennifer Gross's experience in the nursing field includes work in psychiatric rehab and in long term care as a staff nurse, MDS coordinator, and as a consultant. Her role at PointRight is to support our clients in understanding the intricacies of the MDS, enabling them to maximize quality of care, identify residents at risk, and prevent decline. Jennifer provides ongoing clinical education and client support for users of our web-based data analytics and clinical assessment tools. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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