Mastering PDGM

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Mastering PDGM

PDGM (Patient-Driven Grouper Model) is the first major change to home health payment since PPS began in 2000. PDGM requires process and operational changes to survive. 

The participant will be able to apply the concepts of the new payment system to determine appropriate diagnoses through appropriate documentation and communication and assess the functional status of patients accurately.

This course includes 9 lessons. Each lesson will include the handout, instructional video and a post quiz. Once all lessons are completed, there will be a final exam to test your knowledge. At the end of the course, complete the evaluation to download your certificate. 

Lesson 1: Intro to PDGM (40 minutes)

Lesson 2: Clinical Grouping from Principal Diagnosis (25 minutes)

Lesson 3: Comorbidity Adjustment - Secondary Diagnoses (15 minutes)

Lesson 4: Establishing Diagnoses (45 minutes)

Lesson 5: Examples & Queries (25 minutes)

Lesson 6: Digging into the Grouper  (1 hour and 5 minutes)

Lesson 7: Updating at the 30-Day Mark (20 minutes)

Lesson 8: Functional Scoring (1 hour & 40 minutes)

How to use the Grouper Tool (10 minutes)

Final Exam (50 questions)

Please note, all handouts are provided in PDF format at the beginning of each chapter and can be downloaded. 


Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O

  • President, Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company

Continuing Education:

  • 8 Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 8 Clock Hours for HCSSA Administrators and Alternates

Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company is an approved provider of nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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