Diane Atchison, president of DPA

  Diane has over 30 years experience in the MDS process.

  She is AANAC certified in MDS 3.0 and PDPM. She is also certified as an ICD 10 coder

Welcome, I'm Diane Atchinson
President of DPA Associates, Inc.

DPA Associates, Inc, is a nationally active health care consulting and education corporation that assists long term care providers with operations and management including:

  • Transitional/short stay unit design & clinical implementation
  • PDPM Medicare education 
  • MDS 3.0 education for both administrative & direct care staff
  • Mock surveys with an interdisciplinary focus 
  • Restorative nursing program design & implementation
  • Nurse leadership in resident centered care
  • Medicaid RUG usage & case mix
  • Medicare A PDPM and completion of section GG 
  • Care Planning & CAA reviews
  • VBP-readmission education and quality improvement strategies 
  • Quality Measures-how do they impact your 5 STAR levels
  • CMS initiative regarding dementia, behaviors and anti psychotic medication use-how to review and decrease usage including intervention discussions
  • Interim Director of Nursing-Kansas City Area
  • Triple check process-education and review with PDPM focus
  • QAPI-how to get started, process and outcomes
  • Kansas AL mock survey

Questions, education and consulting are available to you and your staff. Let us know what you need in order to enhance your quality of care in a cost effective way.