PDPM Series Part 3: Nursing Case Mix Groups

Post-Acute Care

PDPM Webinar Series

In part three of our six part series we review the nursing category of PDPM. Unlike the RUG IV system, every resident will be assigned a PDPM nursing clinical category as part of the overall PDPM rate. During this webinar we demonstrate how the MDS will be used to determine the nursing category and how it differs from the RUG IV nursing categories.

Watch this webinar to learn how to:

  • Describe how the functional score is calculated for the 3 therapy components
  • Identify the MDS items that determine the nursing PDPM component
  • Identify key differences in the PDPM nursing RUGs vs. the PDPM Nursing categories


Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC

Senior Analyst: SNF Regulations and Clinical Reimbursement, Relias

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