Question for anyone familiar with MDS process

  1. Hello All,

    End of month again, and I'm wondering what everone use's as a date calculater? Am I outdated with my PPS Spinner by Brigg's?

    Is there something available online as a date calculater? I've tried several online calenders, however they will not accept reoccuring dates for, say, 89 days, or what have you.

    Is there something better out there?

    Thanks,
    Dara
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  3. by   Talino
    Quote from MDSnursing
    Hello All,

    End of month again, and I'm wondering what everone use's as a date calculater? Am I outdated with my PPS Spinner by Brigg's?

    Is there something available online as a date calculater? I've tried several online calenders, however they will not accept reoccuring dates for, say, 89 days, or what have you.

    Is there something better out there?

    Thanks,
    Dara

    If you have Excel, this is a PPS scheduler which can be saved to your file. On the yellow shaded box, enter the day of adm or 1st day of medicare coverage.

    http://www.empiremedicare.com/transf...webversion.xls
  4. by   brendamyheart
    Quote from Talino
    If you have Excel, this is a PPS scheduler which can be saved to your file. On the yellow shaded box, enter the day of adm or 1st day of medicare coverage.

    http://www.empiremedicare.com/transf...webversion.xls
    I use a similar tool. What a lifesaver!!
  5. by   MDSnursing
    Hey Thanks!

    Not real familiar with Excel-although I do use it everyday for Daily Census sheets. Will this program work for OBRA assessments? IF so, how do I 'program' it to use the OBRA schedule?

    Really appreciate the assistance.

    Thanks,
    Dara
  6. by   Talino
    No, it doesn't work w/ OBRA assm'ts. You will need to change the formula.

    I can send you a similar one but can do both PPS and OBRA. It can work for all types of MDS assm'ts - Adm, Annual, Quarterly, Sig. Change and the PPS assm'ts.

    Click on my name on the left and click Send email to Talino
    Under Email Subject enter MDS CALCULATOR
    Enter your email addy in the message and click send message.
  7. by   hazeleyedbabygirl
    I use the date spinner from Briggs usually and it IS a life saver. I also have the excel tool but I use my spinner most of the time. You are not outdated.
  8. by   orland1128
    PLease send me PPS and OBRA. That can work for all types of MDS assm'ts - Adm, Annual, Quarterly, Sig. Change and the PPS assm'ts.
    Thanks,

    You will be able to use the PM and email function when there are 15 posts on the board.

    Nightmare .......Moderator.
    Last edit by nightmare on Jul 27, '08 : Reason: email addy removed re TOS and personal security.

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