Dynamic DON Series - Session 5: MDS and Medicare Essentials

This session will discuss essentials of the MDS and Medicare for the DON to develop key skills for overseeing the RAI process. Action items for the DON related to ensuring QM accuracy, clinical documentation quality, and reimbursement compliance will be reviewed.



Dynamic DON Webinar Series - Session 5: MDS and Medicare Essentials

April 6, 2023 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. CT





This 6-week webinar series runs March – April 2023 and focuses on skill building for serving effectively as the Director of Nursing with an emphasis on effective leadership and staff engagement, nursing operations and systems of care for common conditions treated in the LTC setting. Guidance will include strategies for avoiding common deficiencies, staff training/competency, performance improvement and QA activities targeting QM areas, fundamentals of SNF/LTC reimbursement and oversight of MDS performance and promoting 5-star quality. This session will focus on how the DON can effectively oversee the RAI/MDS processes to ensure accuracy of assessments, care planning, Medicare reimbursement and resident outcomes.

Objectives: At the completion of the training, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Identify considerations to ensure effective MDS/RAI processes
  2. Describe the importance and impact of the MDS and supportive documentation for Medicare reimbursement
  3. Understand the connection between the MDS and Quality Measure management
  4. Review the CAA process and MDS relationship to comprehensive, person-centered care planning

Audience: This program is appropriate for nurse leaders including new or experienced DONs, ADONS, charge nurses, unit managers, staff interested in serving in a permanent or interim DON role, administrators, and corporate staff.

Facilitator: Janine Lehman, RN, RAC-CT, CLNC 

Format: Registrants will receive a link from Proactive Medical Review to access the webinar via GoTo Webinar. An internet connection is required. You may participate from any computer and most mobile devices that have internet access. If you need technical assistance, please call 402-435-3551 or email [email protected].

Registration Fee (continuing education credit included):
Members $55       
Non-Member $110      


Registration: This is a 6-part webinar series. Participants can register for individual sessions, or the full series. To receive webinar recordings, you must register for the full series.

CE Credit: 1 hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.

Handouts: Handouts will be available online. Registrants will receive a link to handouts prior to the program. Be sure to include your email address on the registration form.

Evaluations: Please provide feedback on the course by completing the evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to registrants.

Cancellation Policy: Substitution, cancellation, and refund policies can be found at this link.

4/6/2023 1:30 PM - 5/1/2023
Central Daylight Time