The Impact of the MDS

The MDS has a ripple effect on facility reimbursement, quality measures and care quality. This
5-session series targets what facility leaders need to know about the MDS to oversee and drive
reimbursement, quality measures/QRP, 5-Star success and care quality.

Proactive’s MDS experts will provide clarity on crucial performance areas impacted by the RAI
process, avoiding common errors and driving outcomes through MDS accuracy in your facility.

Target Audience

MDS Coordinators, Nursing Leadership, Interdisciplinary Team


One (1) contact hour each session; NAB approved through Proactive LTC Consulting. Check your state association registration page for details on additional CE opportunities.

Webinar Dates

  • February 7 – MDS Ripple Effect on Reimbursement – View Recording
  • February 14 – MDS Influence on QM – View Recording
  • February 21 – MDS Influence on QRP – View Recording
  • February 28 – MDS 5-Star Factors
  • March 6 – MDS Systems & Mechanisms for Care Plan Effectiveness

Webinar Time

  • LeadingAge Associations: 9:30am Pacific, 10:30am Mountain, 11:30am Central, 12:30pm Eastern
  • AHCA Associations: 11:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Mountain, 1:30pm Central, 2:30pm Eastern

Register Through our Associations Partners

To register for an upcoming webinar in your area, visit your organization’s website for details. Click on your participating organization’s link below. Contact your association for questions related to registration, fees, handouts, and certificates of attendance.

Please do not register through Proactive if we have a partnership with an association with your state!

Presented By:

Christine Twombly

Clinical Consultant
Christine is a clinical consultant with Proactive LTC Consulting. Ms. Twombly is a certified gerontological nurse, a certified resident assessment coordinator (RAC-CT), a certified AANAC master teacher for both the RAC-CT and RAC-CTA certifications, a health care risk manager (LHRM), and is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC).  Christine has more than 28 years of experience in post-acute care, including many years of hands-on experience with MDS assessments and related care planning. She has worked under Medicare PPS for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) since its inception and has a strong working knowledge of PDPM for Medicare as well as RUGS for Medicaid CMI. She has extensive experience working with SNFs to conduct Medicare documentation and billing compliance assessments and providing assistance with third-party medical review and the appeals process.

Eleisha Wilkes

Clinical Consultant
Eleisha is a Registered Nurse and AANAC certified MDS consultant with over twenty years of experience in long term care. She has served as a Director of Nursing, Case Manager and Resident Assessment Coordinator with extensive responsibility and success in driving QA in the areas of person-centered assessment and care planning through effective systems, staff development, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. Eleisha specializes in MDS validation audits, reimbursement compliance, competency-based staff education programs, and presented extensively on the Patient Driven Payment Model and nursing facility readiness under the new reimbursement system. Eleisha also contributes to McKnight’s LTC News monthly as the “Ask the Payment Expert” columnist. She serves as an RN Clinical Consultant with Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC

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