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  1. New to MDS - ? salary
    If I had my MSN I wouldn't be doing MDS anyway. They don't pay me enough for the work I do and the education I do have...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Does anyone like being and MDS coordinator?
    I used to like 2.0. 3.0 not so much. The discharge assessments have basically doubled my workload, I have no help, and I feel like I'm a hamster on a wheel, trying to catch up and not get in...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. New PPS assm't code - OMRA Change of Therapy
    Like I don't have enough to do as it is.
    May 31, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. Frustrated w/salary and hours; help with CAAs/CPs
    The three of us in here were wondering what would happen if we all turned in our notices all at once, if they don't get us some help. Right now I have 33 PPS by myself, I had 85 MDSs last month. ...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  5. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    This came from the government. You only assume the people who created this are smarter than you are...:rolleyes:
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  6. case mixing with PPS/OBRA combined assessments
    Where I'm at, if it's an OBRA assessment, it goes into case mix, no matter if it's combined with a PPS assessment or not. If they're cut from MC on day 30, and stay in the facility, whatever...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  7. Having hard time coding Section G
    Remember, too, that therapy gets them nice and early when they're bright-tailed and bushy-eyed, and nursing gets them at the end of the day after therapy has inflicted their pain and torture ;) and...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  8. workload-am i too slow
    I do all the PPS myself. PPS census ranges anywhere from 35-50 depending on the season. See my above post. We have 170 beds, my 2 cohorts split the medicaid and private pay residents, do care plan...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  9. workload-am i too slow
    I wish my PPS census was 20... I'd make your coworker go to standup, though. I hated going to standup before 3.0 came out.
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. workload-am i too slow
    Don't know. End of Jan, my PPS census was 41. I had 90 total assessments; 24 full admits with CP and CAAs, 18 discharges. Plus the usual ancillary stuff they dump on us. I think we get dumped on...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. Forgotten Assessment
    If your resident was discharged on day 15, you're OK. If not... I'm not sure. If you submit a 14 day after the discharge then you get flagged for out of sequence. Maybe you could modify the d/c...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  12. The Patient I Failed
    :mad: If those family members can't produce a POA then tough **** you go with the advanced directives. Grr.
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What's YOUR nursing obsession?
    Hydration... most people aren't hydrated well as it is, our patients even less so. If they aren't NPO, I make 'em drink when I come by :twocents:
    Apr 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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