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Decrease risk of Medicare Part A/B denials; Polaris Group can help you achieve compliance.
Medicare & PPS Compliance for SNFs

This 3-day workshop offers the comprehensive training needed to successfully implement or manage a Medicare program that achieves ongoing and consistent compliance with both Medicare and PPS/MDS requirements, as well as accurate revenue, and timely payments.

Polaris Group, with over 27 years of hands-on experience, provides more than just regulations and theory.  Polaris Group’s LTC Training Institute – Medicare & PPS Compliance for SNFs workshop covers numerous topics including a full day on PPS/MDS/RUGs management; a full day on Medicare requirements including eligibility rules, skilled coverage criteria, documentation requirements, Notices of Non-coverage, Part B programming, and ICD-10-CM coding and sequencing on claim. Review strategies to build compliance into your operations and prepare for ACOs. The third day is an overview of Part A and Part B billing, medical reviews, strategies to prevent denials & process appeals, and how to implement final QA of your Medicare claims. Polaris Group provides comparative utilization statistics from over 1700 facilities using our Key Indicator Trend (KIT) database. 

Attendees will receive a comprehensive training manual that can be used as a resource in your facility plus multiple forms and procedures provided on CD which allows for customization to fit your operational needs. 

We provide a unique “how to implement” approach to our training which includes skill building and management oversight for compliance.

Prior Attendee Comments:

“Marty and Kristy have great knowledge of their respective topics presented and used good, relevant, actual examples.  They kept audience engaged throughout the day.” Orlando, 2016

“Very helpful, and go out of their way to get you an answer.  Definitely looking forward to attending another class.”    Orlando, 2016

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Who should attend:
  • Administrators/Executive Directors  
  • MDSC/Rehab Staff
  • DON/Quality Assurance/Reimbursement Directors
  • Business Office/Billing Staff

Continuing Education Credits:
    Administrators: 20 CECs
    Nurses: 20 CECs

2017 Dates/Locations:
First day - Registration from 8 - 8:30am. Session starts at 8:30am.

Orlando, FL: May 16-18
Las Vegas, NV: July 18-20


Marty Pachciarz

Marty Pachciarz, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services for Polaris Group for the past 19 years, worked as a DON early in her career, then as a consultant, educator, and author focused on Survey Compliance, Risk Management, Quality Improvement, and MDS/PPS/Medicare Reimbursement. With 45 years of experience in long term care, Marty has worked at the State and Federal level to address quality standards and managed statewide improvement projects.

Kristy Brown

Kristy Brown, Senior Financial Health Care Consultant for Polaris Group has over 29 years of experience in the Long Term Care industry. She has worked in the health care finance field at multiple corporate levels as well as owning her own Long Term Care facility.  She held the positions of Director of Operations, Regional Financial Consultant, Nursing Home Administrator, and Assisted Living Director.

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