January Moving Mountains Webinar – PDPM: Effective Systems and Coding of Section GG


Course Description

This 1.25 hour webinar will focus on effective systems for gathering data and documenting function to support coding decisions for the MDS 3.0 Section GG. The webinar will include review of Section GG items used to determine PDPM function scores and how those scores are calculated as well as how to establish interdisciplinary approaches to ensure accurate assessment and coding of Section GG items.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the intent and rational of Section GG Self-Care and Mobility items.
  • Understand the Section GG function scoring for PDPM
  • Describe a process for establishing IDT collaboration for appropriate coding of Section GG items.

Course Content

  • 1:30 Section GG intent and items used to determine function scores for PDPM
  • 2:00 Calculating function scores for PT/OT and Nursing component
  • 2:15 Effective systems for IDT collaboration and supportive documentation
    • Assessment and data collection
    • Monitoring for accuracy
  • 2:45 Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience: MDS Nurses, Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, therapy staff and leaders


Amie Martin, OTR/L, CHC, RAC-CT, Principal Consultant & Director of Operations, Proactive Medical Review

Amie is an occupational therapist with more than twenty years of experience serving in long term care rehabilitation leadership positions and as a clinical program specialist. She is certified in healthcare compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association. She has successfully partnered with post-acute care and rehabilitation service providers to improve clinical outcomes, compliance programs, medical record documentation, and to reduce error rates under medical review. 

Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant, Proactive Medical Review

Eleisha Wilkes is a Registered Nurse with more than fifteen 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.