Documentation to support not using the dash related to SNF QRP.

Please join Joel VanEaton on August 16th at noon ET. Successfully reporting MDS items associated with the SNF Quality Reporting Program is essential to ensuring a full annual payment update. The SNF QRP reporting standard is  non-negotiable. Facilities need to be familiar with this standard and how to avoid dash filling MDS items that impact…...

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 Documentation to support Shortness of Breath while lying flat, Isolation

Please join Cathy Wuest on August 2nd at noon ET. There are many pitfalls when it comes to coding items on the MDS that support proper PDPM payment. Shortness of breath while lying flat and isolation for active infectious disease are two that can trip coders up. Documentation to support these items is crucial to…...

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Documentation to support Swallowing disorder, IV feedings and mechanically altered diet

Please join Amy Garrison on July 19th at noon ET. Items on the MDS that are essential for accurate Medicare A and Medicaid reimbursement in many states, include K0100 swallowing disorder, K0520A Parenteral IV feedings and K0520C mechanically altered diet. In this presentation, Amy Garrison will lead us in a discussion about documentation that is…...

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Documentation to Support the Primary DX

Please join Shannon Hayes on July 12th at noon ET. With the implementation of PDPM item I0020B, primary diagnosis, became foundational for establishing the PT, OT and a portion of the SLP HIPPS. Accurate documentation to support the primary diagnosis is critical to PDPM success. In this presentation, Shannon Hayes will break apart the requirements…...

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Documentation to support section GG

Please join Dr Gwen Pointer on June 21st at noon ET! Since section G was eliminated from federally required MDS assessments with the implementation of MDS 3.0v1.18.11, section GG has become the only source of ADL data supporting MDS impact areas like reimbursement and quality measurement.  In this presentation, Dr. Gwen Pointer will lead us…...

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Regulatory Reminders

QM’s, Staffing, 5-Star Without Section G, and New MDS Interview Cue Cards We are certainly in unprecedented times. I heard a colleague remark recently that they had regulatory fatigue this year. Perhaps you feel the same way. That said, just when we thought were at a lull, CMS releases more for us to learn. This…...

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Insiders Summer Education Series MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 Appendix A

MDS 3.0 and the Final RAI Manual revisions have been posted. There have been revision to Appendix A. This program will help providers understand these revisions as well as consider ways to operationalize the updates. Course materials. Enjoy!...

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Insiders Summer Education Series MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 CATs and CAAs

MDS 3.0 and the Final RAI Manual revisions have been posted. There have been changes and or revision to the CATs and CAAs. This program will help providers understand the changes and revisions as well as consider ways to operationalize the updates. Course materials. Enjoy! (Note: if you say CAA, you kind of sound like…...

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