A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.
The annual award honors significant contributions to quality improvement in long-term and post-acute care.
The new section, which documents a resident's functional ability and assistance levels, has a compliance date of October 1, 2016.
The pressure is on for skilled nursing facilities: Compliance for CMS reimbursement means proper charting, documentation of therapy minutes and shaking out those RUGs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adds six new quality measures to the Nursing Home Compare system, including data on short-stay residents' trips to the emergency room.
CMS is moving forward with new surveyor tools for facilities that offer dementia care. does your staff know how to document for the new survey?
The federally mandated minimum data set (MDS) is a documentation tool caregivers use every day that can help ensure quality dementia care.
Poor training in dementia care documentation can get a facility a pile of deficiencies in a big hurry, explains a national consultant in survey-related regulatory issues.
The newly released RAI includes ICD-10 coding information and other clarifications.
Have you experienced this new surveyor process yet? Be ready for scrutiny of your ADL services and documentation.
MDS coordinators are charged with the responsibility to ensure all of the data accurately reflects all residents and the care that is being provided to them.
A study shows that eletcronic health record data combined with predictive analytics can help prevent falls in the elderly.
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