Please help I am new to MDS just when i think I have it figured out something new comes up. right now question is, when do I code return/ readmit vs. just N5. The resident has been admitted before with complete assess, CAA and careplan goes to hospital and comes back.
Aug 28, '12
If you are asking when to do A0310B=1 versus A0310B=6 then refer to MDS 3.0 RAI Manual pages 2-45 and 2-46.
Sep 17, '12
it was explained to me this way. There is only one
5-day PPS in a cycle. Any hospital stay is a return/re-entry. Once that medicare stay is over, and you go only to OBRA again, a subsequent Medicare stay would have another 5-day, then return/re-entry though for each hospitalization thoughout that stay. But, look now, we shouldn't be having these re-turn/re-entries come October 1st!