You have got to be kidding me!! I just finished my first D/c return not anticipated and I am fuming! took me 1 3/4 HOURS to complete it! For someone who has gone home! Thankfully we had just done a 30 day assessment 4 days prior and I took a lot of info from that. How is it that the powers that be came up with such a labor intensive process?? Did anyone who had input into this new process actually WORK in a nursing home? Did they actually try to DO the new MDS in a real, true NH environment? I work in a 180 bed facility with 8 d/c and 6 admissions between OCt 1 and Oct 4. Not to mention the medicare census 0f 26 with the SOT, EOT, 5,14,30,60,90 day assessments due. Plus this week we had 6 annuals, 2 significant changes and 11 quarterlies - all needing the 3.0.
So....by the end of next week I will have approx 1400 pages of assessment to do, not to mention 16 sets of CAAs!! There is only me and one other full time person to do all this. We've been advertising for a 20 hour person (whooppee) but no takers yet - who want this job now??
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING????????