Help! Does anyone know where I can get a book on RUGS? I need to know What triggers what RUG score. Thanks
Jan 7, '06
Last edit by silverpilot03 on Jan 7, '06
Quote from RondaS
Lets see if I understand. Sometimes I am alittle slow. I can do the short form for the 5 day for patients that go home before day 14. But if they are not DC then I need to do a full 14 day, with RAPS, and care plan decisions. Is it ok to use the 5 day short form routinely? I never know what the length of stay is going to be. Its hard to second guess the doctors and Therapist sometimes. But its a low percentage of our residents that stay 14 days or longer.
You can use the MPAF when you do the 5-Day. If the resident is still in facility on day 14, you will be compelled to complete a full MDS for OBRA required Initial Adm w/ RAPs. If the resident would still be in facility on day 15, you will need to combine this Initial Adm MDS w/ a 14-day PPS.
Refer to the RAI pp 2-32 to 2-36 regarding use of MPAF
Be advised also - the RAI's most recent update is Nov. 2005
The 53-Grouper RUGs are explained on pp 6-8 to 6-28
You may also view it here...
Click on -- RUG-53 Education Material [ZIP, 43kb]
This is a zip file. Once unzipped, open ..
Last edit by Talino on Jan 9, '06