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    Tell me about your meetings: what is discussed, what is format of meeting, when is it held and who attends?
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    too broad of a question!! Do you mean unit staff meetings, multidisciplinary meetings, weekly meetings with the DON, Budget meetings, Violence prevention and report meetings????
    Usually a meeting is called for a specific purpose, the involved parties are invited, pertinent topics are discussed and plans of care are created. minutes are kept etc.
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    What I mean is, what meetings you as MDS Coordinator are required to attend (except the budget meetings, nurses staff meeting) I'm talking about UR, medicare meetings, things like that.
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    I am required to attend morning meeting with dept heads, Tuesday UR meetings, Tuesday care conference meetings,and Quality Assurance meetings quarterly.
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    Do you have Medicare Meeting on a weekly bases? Where you discuss reference dates, therapy, and discharge dates? I am new to this site and a new MDS Nurse who is having difficulty keeping track of reference dates. I have the scheduler wheel and was also wandering if there are in other tools available. Thanks! for your help.
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    Yes we have Medicare Meetings( ours is called UR- utilization review) on a weekly basis- they are headed by our therapy dept. When I fill out a Cert and recert paper I made my own paper up to go in front of it listing the reference dates for each MDS.

    Example: Admitted today 9/16/09

    5 day 9/16-9/20

    14 day 9/26-9/29

    and so on for your other MDS 30,60,90 day
    Last edit by poohmdsnurse on Sep 16, '09 : Reason: didn't get to finish
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    Quote from Shortcake123
    Do you have Medicare Meeting on a weekly bases? Where you discuss reference dates, therapy, and discharge dates? I am new to this site and a new MDS Nurse who is having difficulty keeping track of reference dates. I have the scheduler wheel and was also wandering if there are in other tools available. Thanks! for your help.


    You need to have weekly medicare meetings to make sure that every one is all on the same page with skilled days-like how many they have left, how many they have used, discharge planning, how therapy is working with them, like if they are improving or at a standstill, and also the ARD's. These meetings are usually pretty short and sweet-just makes sure that everyones information is the same.
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    Quote from ocdmds
    What I mean is, what meetings you as MDS Coordinator are required to attend (except the budget meetings, nurses staff meeting) I'm talking about UR, medicare meetings, things like that.
    I am now a DON at a facility, but before that I was MDS/Careplan Coordinator for 4 years. I think that as the MDS nurse it is important to attend all the meetings as where pts are concerned-especially if you also do the careplans. We have daily stand up meeting where all dept heads attend, weekly skin and wt meetings, monthly QA meetings, and weekly medicare meetings.
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    Thank you so much for your help. I enjoy what I am doing but it is very overwhelming at time. It's great to have others to bounce ideas off of.
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    Daily we have a brief PPS for Medicare, but it's usually just the rehab manager and myself to make sure all the Med A patients are getting the minutes that were scheduled. Also, someone from my department goes to stand-up daily.
    Once a week we have an IDT meeting where we discuss the skilled need and the progress. We do this for Med A and managed care, and the facility would like me to include the Med B's as well, but I am reviewing 40 patients a week as it is, and that meeting is almost two hours.
    We have care conferences for the new skilled admits every week, family meeting with the IDT, and depending on how many admits that usually runs two hours as well. There is a weekly "triple check" with business office and the administrator and the rehab manager.
    Monthly, I attend QA. I cannot attend falls, weights and skins, restraints, safety committee, employee retention, or any of the other meetings...220 beds and two coordinators, usually at least 40 skilled patients, some of which are managed care and require endless faxing and phone calls. There is too much! And then any other manager meetings, I split with the other MDS coordinator, as he is well aware of what we need to know, and can get the info. You have to set limits on the meetings you are required to attend. Good Adminstrators and DON's get that, but the one's who don't know what you do can be a pain.


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