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PDPM and CDI: The SNF Dynamic Duo

The implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in October 2019 brought a huge shift in how the Skilled Nursing (SNF) industry looked at documentation and ICD-10-CM coding. The turn from revenue driven largely by therapy minutes to patient severity and documentation of care lit the fire needed to finally bring CDI to the SNF industry. While very few, if any, SNFs would identify their work as CDI, a duck is still a duck. Presenters at this session will walk through the steps and necessary items that form the fledgling CDI programs being developed and implemented in SNFs across the country.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this session, participants will:

• Better understand how the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has led to the organic growth of CDI tasks in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) environment.
• Be knowledgeable about how CDI has finally found a footing in the SNF industry, through the implementation of traditional physician query processes, the changed interdisciplinary team meeting, and the enhanced flow of communication and data.


Kelly Cooper, RHIA, CCS, LMT
HIM, Solaris Clinical Consulting Gainesville, FL
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