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  1. Med A Skill
    Technically, no since the 60-day wellness period was never achieved. This is no different with a resident who is on a continuous tube feeding. Check with your Medicare biller. When a resident exhaust...
    Nov 18
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Med A Skill
    When you say she had a 60-day wellness period, does that mean the St IV sacral ulcer you initially provided skilled service was resolved or reduced to a St II or less? If this ulcer hasn't changed in...
    Nov 18
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. ADL and rehab
    Capture Transfers out of bed and back, and transfers occurring while on Rehab. Walking while not on resident's unit is not captured.
    Oct 27
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. Omitted POA PU on last Quarterly
    If the omission did not result in resolving or discontinuing the care plan and other interventions related to the pressure ulcer, you can simply create and submit a correction: modification.
    Oct 20
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  5. SOT setting ARD
    RUG AAA may just be a result of an incomplete or incorrect data entry. Check all section/items are completed SO400C4 = must be 5, 6, or 7 (depending on ARD) SO400C6 = must be ongoing SO420 =...
    Oct 2
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  6. SOT setting ARD
    How may days of therapy / total minutes for each ARD? 'should be a Rehab RUG or it will be rejected.
    Oct 1
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  7. SOT setting ARD
    ARD = 5-7 days after the start of therapy The day of the first therapy evaluation counts as day 1
    Sep 26
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  8. MDS at VA (veterans  affairs)?
    http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=2853
    Sep 25
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  9. Question A600A & A600B
    It should be left blank if not available. What type of MDS did you create? Have you tried "dash"? It may also be a software glitch. MDS created solely for private insurances billing are not...
    Sep 23
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. Can I use Bengay as a routine pain meds?
    It contains salicylate, a pharmacological agent.
    Sep 23
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. certs and recerts
    Unless a physician is available 7 days a week, your practice does arouse doubt. The 30-day recertifications should be obtained at no later than 30 day intervals. Therefore, a physician can sign...
    Sep 16
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  12. Turn & reposition program
    RAI, M38 Organized/Planned Turn and position every 2 hours when in bed @ the following times: 8pm-back, 12am-right, 2am-back, 4am-left, 6am-back. Apply pillows in between legs when on sides. ...
    Sep 14
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  13. OBRA discharge correction
    Yes..
    Sep 12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  14. help!!! pps assessment
    Either I'm misleading you or simply misunderstanding your question. The current condition requiring IVF must have a relation to the condition for which the resident received treatment while in the...
    Aug 30
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  15. help!!! pps assessment
    Within 30 days, as long as the condition is related to the condition for which the resident received hospital services.
    Aug 29
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  16. MDS question, please help!
    "Closed the original quarterly" - Does that mean the Quarterly 8/5 was completed or cancelled? If completed, you don't need to do another assessment. If cancelled - it shouldn't have been since...
    Aug 28
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  17. Memo from CMS for July 2014
    Good question. There is actually no specific guideline from CMS to the MAOs regarding this situation (DC prior to completion of the Adm MDS). I just want to point out the difference between the HIPPS...
    Aug 5
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. Memo from CMS for July 2014
    CMS only requires HMO to include the HIPPS code obtained from the Initial Adm MDS. Your contracted HMO may require additional MDS or not so it is best to get in touch with them and find out what each...
    Aug 4
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  19. Private Pay
    Chapter 6 Medicare Claims Processing Manual This allows CMS to keep track of the beneficiary’s benefit period. Ask your billing department to check the Common Working File (CWF) to determine if the...
    Jul 23
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  20. Chest tube
    As long as the daily documentation supports the skilled care, absolutely.
    Jul 18
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  21. ADL code if there is a 24 hr private aide
    RAI, G5
    Jul 16
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  22. Missed Admission assessment.
    Combine the Adm with the 14D, complete and sign TODAY. You will still get a warning.
    Jul 16
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. Albumin infusion
    IV med
    Jul 8
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. help!!! pps assessment
    Like you said, interviews must be done on or before the ARD. “Late interview” is extraneous and should not be entered in the MDS. If missed, simply skip the interview and perform the staff...
    Jul 8
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. Peg Tubes
    If the change does not affect any other functions, not necessarily so. You will have 14 days to observe.
    Jul 7
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information


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