Hi, when coding walking on the MDS under RT, is using a NuStep as the FMP considered walking? I have a resident who does not ambulate at all but RT staff counts as walking program. Is this correct?
NuStep is an exercise equipment used to provide a skilled service - therapeutic exercise. Therapeutic exercises are provided as a pre-gait activity, to improve strength. tone, flexibility, and coordination. The walking program follows later.
If you're asking about Walking in Section G, no it is not. Walk in room and Walk in corridor only apply to walking while on unit, not when resident walks while in a Rehab clinic, unless a therapist comes to the unit and walks the resident.