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Rehabilitation Nurses Society
Rehabilitation Nurses Society

Our Mission

The Rehabilitation Nurses
Society is a membership
organization for medical care
coordination that provides
continuing education
and networking. The
professional goal of
its members is to advocate
for quality patient care
while utilizing community
resources in a
cost effective manner.
RNS ByLaws Update 9-30-2011
To make reservations for the RNS
December 4th meeting please
Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816 - (Preferred)
(951) 237-8500 - Cell

Members -          $25.00  
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meals
available with prior request

CEU’s: Approved for 2 hours
BRN provider #  01219
CCMC  pending approval
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and RNS member's ballot
RNS 2015-2017 Board Nominees & Ballot
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RNS Revised By-Laws 2014

July 25th, 2019 RNS Lunch & Learn

Topic: Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
Update and Ethical Approaches  
Speakers: Edward T. Luberski, MSPT
Location:  Windsor Gardens of the Valley
3000 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91606
(Contact: Leticia Hernandez, 818-985-5990)  

Effective October 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) will enforce the new PDPM, replacing the current payment system. This
change will affect the admission and billing practices in therapy services
substantially. Many of us working with the Medicare system and rehabilitation
services will be directly or indirectly affected. As case managers, we have the
ethical responsibility to understand these changes and how this may affect our
clients’ rehabilitation benefits. Ed is the regional VP at Select Rehabilitation
where he is responsible for the clinical management of multiple local and
national facilities and contributes to the development of clinical programs,
employee training, and strategic planning. He will share with us the components
and the process as CMS implements PDPM for Medicare beneficiaries. Nursing
intervention, appropriate coding, and rehabilitation services will be discussed
including the potential ethical challenges surrounding the assessments process,
therapy provision and re-hospitalization with these changes.

Objectives of the program:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1.) List the 6 components of PDPM
2.) Identify the PDPM payment assessments
3.) Recognize the correlation of coding, therapy, and nursing assessments and
identify the ethical scenarios surrounding each of these
4.) Describe application and transition to PDPM

11:30 - 12:00pm  Registration
& Housekeeping:
2:00 PDPM - What is It?
12:15 Admission Coding, therapy and nursing services classification; ethical   
considerations of each
1:00 Assessment Schedules-ethical considers in therapy minutes, group therapy,
2:00   Implementation; Partnerships; Q&A

Cost: (No refunds for this event)
Members: $25.00 ,  Non-Members: $35.00
Registration Contact:  Hanna van der Walt:  / (714) 595-3810
Mailing Address:  10459 La Ballena, Fountain Valley, CA  92708

Target Audience:
RN, CCM, and other allied health care professionals
Provider Approved by the California BRN,
Provider # CEP1219, for 2 contact hours
Approved by CCMC for 2 CCM Ethics CEs, #
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July 25, 2019
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