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Coding a Broda Chair

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I have a question from the MDS experts on here LOL. When coding function where you choose equipment ( walker, cane, WC) How do you code the use of a Broda Chair? I see where it says do code specialty chairs in this section but where would you code it at.

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Talino specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

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You can not.

At one SNFQRP Q&A, 2016 (?) maybe, this was CMS reply (sorry, can't find the link anymore) ...

"Neither geriatric recliners nor Broda chairs, which are primarily used for those with special seating and positioning needs, are considered wheelchairs. The type of chair that should be considered when coding the wheelchair items include a typical wheelchair, either self- propelled (manual) or motorized (scooter or electric wheelchair."

...which still matches the current RAI definition ('tho Broda is not specifically mentioned)...

Check G0600C, wheelchair (manual or electric): if the resident normally sits
in wheelchair when moving about. Include hand-propelled, motorized, or pushed by another person. Do not include geri-chairs, reclining chairs with wheels, positioningchairs, scooters, and other types of specialty chairs.

Edited by Talino

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Thank you! Now, my DON had my position so she was doing the MDS. She did not know this so the MDS she completed had them marked them as WC. I only found this by accident when I was looking for something else as I am brand new to it and learning as I go.

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