Webinar – MDS Updates: October 2019 RAI Manual Updates

Monday, September 23, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The PPS MDS 3.0 has been significantly revised to classify Medicare residents into the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective October 1, 2019. This webinar will introduce the new MDS items and identify existing items that have been added to the PPS item set and the new interim payment assessment. Our MDS expert will clarify new and revised coding instructions per the new RAI User’s Manual.

By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Recognize the new PDPM Assessment Schedule.
  • Examine the process and impact for late PPS assessments.
  • Summarize RAI guidance for the PPS interrupted stay.
  • Describe the coding instruction and significance of revisions to sections A, C, D, GG, I, and J.
  • Identify the new MDS item Section J Patient Surgical History.

Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, Principal, Wilhide Consulting, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

Judy Wilhide Brandt has more than 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility in nursing facilities as a nurse manager, executive, state surveyor, RAI manager for Virginia, and consultant.  She is a master teacher for AANAC and a national expert on matters relating to the MDS and the prospective payment system.  She is a certified professional coder in a unique position to explain ICD-10 coding for a skilled nursing facility under PDPM.  She is the LeadingAge MDS Expert and principal of Wilhide Consulting based in Virginia Beach, VA, serving clients nationwide.

Who Should Attend

Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Resident Care Managers, MDS Coordinators, Quality Improvement Staff, and other staff responsible for completing the MDS 3.0.

Registration Information & Fees

Fees are per connection at a facility.  Registration instructions and handout materials will be sent to the contact person listed on the registration 1-2 days prior to the program.

Early Registration (by September 10) $60
Late Registration $75

Registration fee includes electronic handout and one connection to the live webinar.  A recording of this webinar is not included in the registration fee.

No-shows will be billed.  No refunds for failure to log-in at the time of the event. Substitutions welcome anytime via email. 

Registrations must be received by September 10 to receive the early registration rate.  Cancellations received prior to September 10 will receive credit, less a $20 processing fee.  Cancellations received prior to September 17 will receive 50% credit.

LeadingAge Oklahoma reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment in which case pre-registered participants will be notified and full refunds provided.  All cancellation and substitution requests must be emailed to Shannon Smith (


Contact Shannon at 405-262-5262 or email

Online registration form.