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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 28 years of hands-on experience, provides more than just regulations and theory.  Polaris Group’s LTC Training Institute – Medicare & PPS Compliance Institute for SNFs workshop covers numerous topics including a full day on PPS/MDS/RUGs management with focus on complex MDS scenarios, the proposed new Resident Classification System; and SNFQRP updates; 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 updates, common errors and tips. We will also review strategies to build compliance into your operations. 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 1800 facilities using our Key Indicator Trend (KIT) database. 

Attendees will receive a comprehensive training manual which can be used as a resource in your facility plus multiple forms and procedures provided on CD which allow 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:

“Both instructors were very knowledgeable and very informative.”
“Very informative, I will return for further education”   Vegas, 2017

“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

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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

2018 Dates/Locations:
First day - Registration from 8 - 8:30am. Session starts at 8:30am.

Las Vegas, NV: February 13-15
Denver, CO: May 8-10
New Orleans, LA: November 13-15


Marty Pachciarz

Marty Pachciarz, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services for Polaris Group for the past 20 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 46 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 33 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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