LAI408 - To Skill or Not to Skill


This presentation will discuss the characteristics that support a resident requiring skilled care in a skilled nursing facility.

Presented on November 2, 2021.

What is “Skill” for nursing under Medicare Part A? This presentation will discuss the characteristics that support a resident requiring skilled care in a skilled nursing facility.


  • Define “Skilled” care under a Medicare Part A stay.
  • Verbalize the components of skilled documentation: Observation, Assessment, and Monitoring on a daily basis.
  • List three examples of skilled nursing care and how to ensure the documentation supports it.


Barbara Patterson-Paul, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, Vice President, Select Solutions Nurse Consulting Division, Select Rehabilitation

Barbara Patterson-Paul is the vice president of the Select Solutions Nurse Consulting Division for Select Rehabilitation.  Her main focus is to assist facilities in integrating reimbursement with clinical outcomes and regulatory compliance.

Barbara is a career nurse with 40 years of experience who is committed to ensuring quality care with expertise in revenue cycle management and clinical compliance.  She is a leader in the post-acute environment and has dedicated her career to assisting facilities navigate the challenges of a dynamic landscape of regulatory and reimbursement challenges.

Who Should Attend

RAI/MDS Coordinators, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers/Staff and Leaders, QA, Staff Development, Rehabilitation Services, Nursing Home Administrators, and others on your team who impact MDS/PDPM processes.  Appropriate for SNF programs.

Continuing Education Credit

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1 contact hour. Providership regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. You must attend the entire program to receive credit. Retain certificate for four years.

Nursing Home Administrators – 1 contact hour.  This webinar is intended to meet the criteria established by the Iowa Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.  You must attend the entire session to receive credit.  Retain certificate for four years.

Registration Information
This program recording is approximately 60 minutes in length. Registration fees include access to the recording and handouts for this program, as well as a CEU/attendance certificate for one user. Once you purchase the program, unlimited viewing of the recording content will be available using the registrant login information for 30 days.

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