RCM/MDS other job duties

Specialties MDS


Would love to hear from other RCM's that do MDS's in LTC. Want to know what all your other duties are besides the MDS's. There are some that are different and sometimes the RCM gets to do alot of the DNS job duties.....just curious what yours are?


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I wonder if there is a character limit on this site as I may quickly meet it listing my duties! I am an LVN MDS Coordinator in a 36 bed skilled facility. We run an average of 6 medicares at any given time. I am also the DSD, Assistant Administrator, Assistant DON, and have recently picked up some of the tasks of the Business Office Manager. Here are my list of Duties...

Business office duties on Tuesday/Thursday

Over see office manager

Create and maintain face sheets for all residents

Assist in maintaining petty cash records

Schedules for CNA

Replace call-offs

Maintain accurate/organized records of call-offs and switch requests

Orientate new hires

Create business and health files for all staff

Ensure licenses are current (RN, LVN, CNA)

Provide state mandated in-services year round

Provide PRN in-services as problems arise

Interview potential new hires

Place ads on Craig’s List for job openings in all departments

Visit potential new patients in acute facilities

Coordinate in house physicals for employees

Maintain in-service records

Discipline staff

Address concerns of residents/residents families

Create documents needed by nursing staff ie B&B records, RNA sched., ect.

Obtain and send info to corporate for TARs

Notify families of Medicare denial

Assist/direct SSD

Assist medical records in obtaining information needed after audits are complete ie. ADL

Assist in developing policies and procedures for nursing staff

Create needed job descriptions

Lead safety committee

Initiate and follow up on work comp claims

Participate in infection control committee and develop interventions to resolve problems

Assist in meeting the needs of maintenance/house keeping department PRN

Address clinical concerns PRN

Assist DON in admission process

Maintain Medicare ‘A’ records

Create weekly schedules for department heads for upcoming MDSs

Inform families of upcoming care conference

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