Diane Atchison, president of DPA

  Diane has over 25 years experience in the MDS process.

  She is AANAC certified in MDS 3.0, PDPM & RUG IV

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
  • Medicare education and transition to PDPM 
  • 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 discharge assessment and section GG completion
  • 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
  • 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.