COS after MLOA

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If a resident returns from an MLOA,  how long do we have to determine if the resident is a significant change?

Example:

Resident returns from MLOA 11/21 (12 day hospital stay)

Quarterly due - Day 92 is 11/23

Must we do a quarterly MDS by 11/23? Or do we have a grace period to determine if the resident should be a significant change?

Thanks!

Talino

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Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

You have up to 14 days to complete an MDS on reentry. If you forgo the quarterly, the SCSA will still need to be completed within 14 days of reentry.