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  1. LPN MDS coordinator course
    Some states have a nursing act that requires comprehensive assessments to be done by RNs. In those states, the RN must perform the comprehensive assessment and sign complete. Quarterly and PPS/OMRA...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. ARD and Discharge
    The only way to fix an ARD is to inactivate the MDS and submit a new one. The completion date of the new Discharge MDS must be no later than Discharge date + 14 or it is too late to send it,...
    Mar 18, '13
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  3. assessments
    It is on page 2-35 "If a SCSA is not indicated and an OBRA assessment was due while the resident was in the hospital, the facility has 13 days after reentry to complete the assessment (this does not...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. medicare assessment
    The RAI Manual is very clear (pages 2-45 and 2-46). 5-day • Is the first Medicare-required assessment to be completed when the resident is first admitted for SNF Part A stay. • Is the first...
    Mar 11, '13
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  5. V200C
    Correct.
    Feb 27, '13
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  6. Case Mix
    The RAI Manual says early assessments are allowed and does not define how early. Therefore, one day after an admission assessment, you could perform a quarterly or annual. The next day you could do...
    Feb 20, '13
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  7. Readm/return assessment
    RAI Manual page 2-46 explains this and more, "Completed when a resident whose SNF stay was being reimbursed by Medicare Part A is hospitalized, discharged return anticipated, and then returns to the...
    Feb 19, '13
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  8. PPS tracking form
    Now I'm curious. If there is a PPS tracking form different from the MDS 3.0 PPS Assessment Calculator that is helpful to people then I would certainly like to see it. If someone has a copy then...
    Feb 19, '13
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  9. V200C
    For clarification, The care plan must be completed no later than 7 days after the CAA Process completion date at V0200B2. The MDS completion date at Z0500B and the CAA Process completion date at...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. I'm drowning!
    Hello croppyRN, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I can't help with the workload management issue but I can recommend resources for MDS help when your regional coordinator is busy. First and...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. Pending Denials Increasing?
    I recommend you contact your state RAI Coordinator, Cheryl Shiffer, at 210.619.8010 to discuss MN requirements.
    Feb 8, '13
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  12. V200C
    MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, page V-6: V0200C2, Date The date on which a staff member completes the Care Planning Decision column (V0200A, Column B), which is done after the care plan is completed. ...
    Feb 5, '13
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  13. managed care and the mds
    I know that at least one software product DOES allow you to distinguish non-Part A PPS-like assessments, but I'm afraid I don't remember which one. If you happen to be on the market for software, ask...
    Feb 5, '13
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  14. managed care and the mds
    ibtootie, you are correct. MDS completed for residents in certified beds require A0410=3. In Texas, residents in non-certified beds require A0410=2.
    Feb 4, '13
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  15. managed care and the mds
    I found out from a colleague that CMS no longer endorses the following, "marking A0310B something other than 99 for a non-Part A record is incorrect, as well, since A0310B is for Medicare Part A PPS...
    Feb 1, '13
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  16. managed care and the mds
    I confirm cwrnracct's post. Two weeks ago, CMS said exactly that on a conference call. CMS also has said in the past that marking A0310B something other than 99 for a non-Part A record is...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  17. D/C Assessment
    The D/C is an OBRA assessment. However, a D/C can never be a "prior assessment" because the only MDS record that can follow a D/C is an entry tracking record. You can no longer set an ARD and...
    Jan 10, '13
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  18. next quarterly
    And you only have 2 days after death/discharge in which to set the discharge/scheduled assessment ARD for the date of death/discharge (SNF PPS Clarifications Memo, March 2012).
    Jan 9, '13
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  19. Planned discharges
    Fact: The MDS 3.0 Quality Measures User's Manual calculates QMs for short stay and long stay pain, so not interviewing residents for Section J might affect those quality measures. Refer to the QM...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  20. COT's
    I got ninja'ed by Talino. :laugh:
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  21. COT's
    RAI page 2-51: "Alternatively, the SNF may choose to combine the COT OMRA and scheduled assessment following the instructions discussed in Section 2.10." If the COT RUG would pay higher than the...
    Dec 11, '12
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  22. MDS 3.0 Replacement Change Tables and Manual Pages
    CMS says the replacement documents on the CMS MDS RAI Manual page are correct, but several states are challenging the change to A0100C so I recommend incorporating all the changes except the A0100C...
    Dec 4, '12
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  23. MDS 3.0 Replacement Change Tables and Manual Pages
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual v1.09 Replacement Change Table and Manual Pages on the CMS RAI Manual webpage....
    Nov 30, '12
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  24. Need date help, and more..
    "Assessment Reference Date (ARD) refers to the last day of the observation (or “look back”) period that the assessment covers for the resident. Since a day begins at 12:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. brand new MDS coordinator need your help
    The rules for setting a 14-day PPS assessment are in Chapter 2 of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual under 14-day Assessment on page 2-46. I'd like to ensure that you have all of the information and resources...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information


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