MDS Software

  1. Hello,

    I am new to the bulletin board. I am looking from advise from you experienced MDS Nurses. I am looking for your thoughts and suggestion regarding MDS Software programs. What works for you now. What hasn't worked and maybe the reason why. The company I worked for now has used Accumed in the past for careplans. I am a Registered nurse but not an MDS Nurse. The users I support are MDS nurses and homehealth nurses.
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    Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 5
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  3. by   bandaidexpert
    I have been using "Advanced Answers on Demand" and am very happy with it. It is easy to use/learn and easy to teach others to use. It includes 672/802 information and I am able to pull up and print QI's on a monthly basis. It also has a resident "profile" or face sheet that is very helpful. Billing also uses it so our UB-92, 700 therapy form and MDS all match what we are billing Medicare for the resident. Check it out.

  4. by   Computer_RN
    Thanks for your reply, I am happy to hear that you like the system. The company I work for has 7 communities. We have AAOD and are using the MDS portion in all communities. 3 of the communties are using the Careplan module. It was a difficult transition because they were used to other systems. Are you using the Braden Scale? Today I checked and found out it does not print properly. The total score does not include the diagnosis response. I think it is question 6. I am looking for other systems, as a back up plan.
  5. by   bandaidexpert
    no, I do the Braden by hand. What type of back up are you looking for?

  6. by   Computer_RN
    Hi Dawn,

    I am looking at different software packages as replacement. The company I work for has a myriad of billing processes/requirements. In the past we have paid for custom fixes to meet our needs. Eventually we will probably move to different software.
  7. by   bandaidexpert
    The AAOD software includes billing, medical records, MDS and scheduling. It all kind of works together. I was using Lifestory prior to AAOD. I don't think I can help you. Sorry.