MDS/PPS nurses... a roll call - page 3

Looking for RN assessment coordinators or any knowledgeable resource people who would be interested in exchanging Qs and As in this forum about the MDS and PPS process. ... got a few questions... Read More

  1. by   ADON132
    I have been a MDS/PPS Nurse sine the beginning. I would be interested in you Q&A group.
  2. by   bargainhound
    I attended a conference and we heard repeatedly message that
    we will be fined/imprisoned, etc. Instructions were overwhelming/impossible for current staffing, duties required of us,
    time required to do the tasks and all our other duties. We as a group feel like we are being led to slaughter. Several people left each day. It was very depressing for us all. We feel stupid for ever taking the jobs.
  3. by   catlady
    I see that I posted in this thread over 1 1/2 years ago. Since then, I've been an insurance case manager, and am currently a clinical reimbursement coordinator. That makes me the PPS queen. Our company separates the MDS from the PPS so that someone does nothing but focus on Medicare and maximizing reimbursement while reducing expenses. I do MDS, but I don't go near a care plan.
  4. by   Disablednurse
    I will be glad to post here also. I am a retired MDS nurse and was in on the MDSs from day one. I think this could be a very informative thread.
  5. by   Nursie30
    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are about LPN's doing the whole process of the MDS's under an RNAC?
    I have done this for the past 4 yrs and wouldn't dream of giving it up, I do find myself just passing my assmts to the RNAC so she can sign them, but I'm very confident in what I do.
    Just curious as to what you guys thought in different states?