Step one for improving accuracy for Section G ADL coding is to improve understanding between the language MDS uses to define levels of function and impairment in comparison to how rehab teams and nursing define these areas.
A NADONA presentation focused on preparing documentation and audits spent time diving into the way MDS managers are treated — and it doesn't look great.
I thought the Recovery Audit Contractors were on hold, so why did I receive a request from our RAC for a Medicare Advantage resident?
It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there's no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight's Online Expo.
MDS 3.0 accuracy has been a significant concern of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and data errors can cost facilities reimbursement, warns regulatory and training expert Leah Klusch.
The 9th Annual McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 25-26 and again offer up to five free continuing education credits to attendees. Registration is ongoing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument manual Friday.
An Illinois nursing home won a victory last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit voided a $9 million verdict.
More progress is needed toward standardizing beneficiary assessments across care settings, an analyst with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told a gathering of long-term care health information experts Monday.
Long-term care professionals are in for a second day of great insights at the McKnight's Online Expo. Attention will turn to finding capital and preparing for surveys, after the event kicked off Wednesday with informative sessions on MDS 3.0 changes, technology and wound care.
Today's the day: Long-term care professionals, top vendors and subject matter experts are convening for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo. Minimum Data Set changes, technology adoption and wound care practices are the topics on tap in the virtual conference rooms, while the online exhibition hall will feature 15 vendor booths.
CMS releases new Minimum Data Set training videos; session on coding to kick off McKnight's Online Expo tomorrowMarch 25, 2014
Post-acute providers now can refer to four new Minimum Data Set training videos from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which answer frequently asked questions and clarify tricky items related to a variety of codes.
MDS 3.0, wound care, technology, capital and surveys will all be covered at the 8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo on March 26 and 27. Participants can earn up to 5 CE credits.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sees the upcoming Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement guidelines, not harsher penalties, as the way to reduce adverse events in post-acute care, officials said on an Open Door Forum call Thursday.
The universal problem of how providers can best prepare for regulator inspections will be one of five key topics covered in McKnight's Online Expo educational sessions March 26-27.
The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.
For the eighth year, the McKnight's Online Expo is set to deliver practical, timely information to long-term care providers at an unbeatable price point. The 2014 Expo, taking place March 26 and 27, will include five webcasts from LTC leaders.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has corrected some therapy coding information in the recently released Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument manual.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued the latest version of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument User's Manual, which takes effect Oct. 1. Although CMS posted the new manual Tuesday, just one week before it goes into effect, the agency previously had issued guidance to long-term care providers on notable changes regarding therapy and nutritional status.
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a 26% increase in demand for MDS coordinators. Consulting company Pathway Health Services has started a program to help meet the demand for MDS professionals.
Providers will be greeted at the end of the month by more important tweaks and changes to multiple parts of the Minimum Data Set resident assessment tool.
Providers are simultaneously coping with significant changes to survey guidelines and increased oversight, making it more important than ever to develop a responsive and well-informed staff, a compliance expert said in a McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast.
A substantial number of nursing homes improved their overall Five-Star Quality Rating between 2009 and 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services analysis. The proportion of facilities with a one-star overall rating decreased from 22.7% in January 2009 to 15.6% in December 2011, and the proportion with a four- or five-star overall rating increased from 35.2% to 43.2%.
MDS compliance: Experts develop best practices for identifying, treating suicidal nursing home residentsJune 24, 2013
Caregivers in long-term care facilities should screen residents using a suicide risk assessment tool in order to undertake appropriate interventions, according to experts in geriatric psychology and psychiatry.
These are the initial posts of the popular new McKnights.com blog "The World According to Dr. El." See more from her at McKnights.com.
The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo begins today. The event kicks off with five CE-approved webcasts today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday). Webcast topics include finding capital, wound care, handling Immediate Jeopardy issues, MDS 3.0 and the use of computer avatars in the long-term care setting.
The best "prime" opportunity for long-term care professionals to learn the latest information about many of the top issues in long-term care is at hand. Prime? Two days. Five free webcasts. Seven years running for the annual McKnight's Online Expo. Appropriately, there are a lot of prime numbers associated with this year's event, which already has shattered all previous registration record.
No travel is required to take part in the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo, which starts Wednesday. Simply register for free online and join the expo from the comfort of your own computer.
Each week brings more examples of nursing homes fined for Immediate Jeopardy citations. The latest high-profile cases have involved pressure sore care and a resident engaging in inappropriate touching, showing how broadly providers have to look to create effective policies around Immediate Jeopardy.
I sat in morning report as the nursing supervisor announced the arrival of a new resident. An 80-year old woman was taken to the hospital after a fall at home, where she received a below-knee amputation and contracted C. diff before being transferred to our facility. I looked around the room and speculated about what each of my team members were thinking, imagining thought bubbles over their heads.