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RAI Clinical Reimbursement & Analytics Training

The RAI Clinical Reimbursement & Analytics Training focuses on resident assessment, restorative care, person-centered care planning and quality metrics through clinical reimbursement. This training will support participants to learn and/or enhance their skills and improve quality outcomes. The program offers up to 18 hours of continuing education credits delivered over three days. The entire interdisciplinary team, especially administrators, AITs, administrative nurses (Nurse Managers, ADONs, DONs), and Regional/Corporate Team Members, will benefit from this program.

Full Program
Registration includes up to 18 Contact Hours, Electronic RAI-MDS Training Manual, MDS Item Listing, certificate/endorsement test, breaks and lunch daily

  • $500 – FHCA Member
  • $750 – Nonmember

Executive Program (Tuesday & Wednesday only)
Registration includes up to 12 Contact Hours, Electronic RAI-MDS Training Manual, MDS Item Listing, breaks and lunch daily

  • $400 – FHCA Member
  • $650 – Nonmember

Meet the RB Health Partner, Inc. Speakers

Robin A. Bleier, RN, HCRM, President, Healthcare Consultant
Robin A. Bleier has worked in health care 35 years in progressive roles. Ms. Bleier has been a CNA, LPN, RN, HCRM, and LNC. She has held progressive roles including direct care giver, staff nurse, DON, Regional Nurse, CCO, and CCO in both stand alone and corporate settings. Ms. Bleier owns and operates RB Health Partners, Inc. a post-acute consultancy firm dedicated to providing customized services assisting clients meet their needs in areas such as Analytics, Back to Compliance, Human Services (Activities & Social Services), Infection Prevention & Control, ICD-10 Coding, Clinical Reimbursement, Clinical Services, Joint Commission Accreditation, QAA-QAPI, Regulatory Services, Risk Management, etc. 

Nathan J. Shaw, RN, BSN, MBA, HCRM, RAC-CTA, Vice President of Clinical Reimbursement & Analytics
Nathan has enjoyed a nursing career for over 22 years with the past 17 years in long-term care. His experience covers direct patient care to management in positions from Staff Nurse, MDS Coordinator, ADON, Regional MDS Consultant, as well as Corporate Director of Clinical Reimbursement. With RB Health Partners, Mr. Shaw works as the Vice President of Clinical Reimbursement & Analytics.

Wendy G. Davis, RN–BC, RAC-CTA, Director of Clinical Services
Wendy has worked for more than 25 years in clinical roles with increasing responsibility in the sub-acute and long-term care specialties.  Her positions in both direct care resident care and in nursing administration include CNA, Charge Nurse, Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator, ADON, DON, Regional Director of Clinical Reimbursement and Regional Director of Clinical Services. ​Ms. Davis is currently Director of Clinical Services for RB Health Partners and is available for staff education and other assignments such as clinical program or compliance projects.

Katie Slier, RN, BSN, RAC-CTA, Manager of Clinical Reimbursement
Katie Slier has specialized as a Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) consultant for over 5 years and is actively advanced certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator through AAPACN. Katie brings over a decade of focused practice in acute and long-term care. Katie has expertise in electronic health records (EHRs) including PointClickCare, MatrixCare, and SigmaCare, with familiarity in others. Katie has been a nurse for almost 13 years and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her experiences include critical care, trauma, medical-surgical care, and long-term care. Katie is excellent in the auditing process. She is enthusiastic about staff education, specifically related to the RAI process and Quality Measures.

Event Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Module 1 - RAI 101

  1. RAI process, history, & overview (2 hours)
  2. RAI Specifics (2 hours)
    • MDS
    • Triggers
    • CAAs
    • CAA Summary Sheet
  3. Select MDS Item Review (2 hours)

Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Module 2 - Medicare PDPM, Medicaid PPS, & Analytics

  1. Medicare/ PDPM (2 hours)
  2. Medicaid/ PPS (2 hours)
  3. Analytics (2 hours)
    • Quality Measurers
    • Five Star

Day 3: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Module 3 - RAI Intermedicate/Restorative

  1. Select MDS Item Review (2 hours)
  2. Restorative Care (2 hours)
    • RBHPs will include a restorative guide
  3. Implementing CAAs & CPs (2 hours)

Learner Objectives

Module #1 Objectives: Resident Centered Care

  • Describe the Baseline Care Plan Requirements & Process
  • Discuss the resident care Restorative Care & Process
  • Determine the 20 MDS triggers and their applicable usage
  • Detail the 20 CAAs, their completion, and appropriate usage
  • Discuss the development of the comprehensive plan of care

Module #2 Objectives: Clinical Reimbursement & Analytics

  • Be able to define the PDPM Program
  • Understand the State Medicaid PPS Program
  • Describe application of the PDPM rules
  • Discuss Analytical processes and Quality Measures

Module #3 Objectives: RAI & Process

  • Articulate Resident Assessment Instrument & Process Purpose
  • Be fluent on each component of the RAI
  • Effectively communicate MDS item Review
  • Understand the OBRA Requirements