how many for mds

  1. how many nurses for a 96 bed facilty. avg about 25 to 30 assestments a week, avg 21 skilled. meetings take up about 20 hours a week. i am trying to get a lest a part time person for help. any suggestions
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    Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 11; Likes: 3
    MDS
    Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience

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  3. by   poohmdsnurse
    Please tell me there is more than just you..... if not you best RUN...... and run fast!!
  4. by   jimw
    Quote from poohmdsnurse
    Please tell me there is more than just you..... if not you best RUN...... and run fast!!
    just me
  5. by   Nascar nurse
    CRAZY!! Remind the powers that be that this is about their money.. if they want you to put any extra brain cells into this and really think about what you are doing in order to maximize reimbursement rather than just flying thru, they need to get you more help.
  6. by   edhcinc
    Hi.
    Are any of those 20 hr/wk+ meetings are care plan meetings? If yes, work with DN to "give" them back to the nurse/nurses who are responsible for care--charge nurse, unit manager, ADN, etc.

    The MDS/PPS COORDINATOR should do just that--coordinate, not DO, the MDS and other processes. (tho in many settings the coordinator does complete nursing sections of MDS).

    Your PPS census requires many hours of careful analysis/planning/collaboration to maximize/capture reimbursement due.

    Good luck! Either change your workload or your running shoes!

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