Assessment

Ask the Payment Expert ... about Change of Therapy assessment

Ask the Payment Expert ... about Change of Therapy assessment

A COT is required when the RUG level increases or decreases. If you do not complete a COT when required, you will be considered to have a late or missed assessment.

Be thorough on evaluating ADLs, expert advises

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The functional status and behavior sections of the MDS 3.0 often lead to risk and liability dangers for providers, a long-term care coding expert said Sunday.

Pregame is over: Providers must deal with survey and assessment changes for real starting Sunday

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Nursing homes have heard the warnings and been advised at every turn lately. Now, it's time to do it right, or risk losing out on reimbursements. Significant changes have been made to the new MDS 3.0 form go into effect Sunday. After then, ignorance of new provisions will start costing providers, experts warn. Discharge procedures, as well as resident interviews, are two of the top areas with the most notable changes. Providers have been advised to simply get new RAI manuals if they can, rather than to try to incorporate the multitude of revised or new pages.

Why the boxing gloves?

Why the boxing gloves?

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It must be my optimistic nature that makes me think, "Why use a pair of boxing gloves when a feather will do?" Those of you in social services know what I mean when I say, "Why go for the jugular?" You are just trying to help (schedule/resolve/plan/assess), right?