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Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 6

Map of lethal C. difficile toxin could pave way for future treatments … Providers underreporting major injury falls on MDS, study suggests … Regular video game play on the rise among older adults … U.S. market unprepared to meet needs of frail elders in the 2020s

Helping the assessors

Helping the assessors

Minimum Data Set coordinators serve vital functions in today’s skilled nursing facilities — their ability to dig deep is so critical that one software executive likens it to navigating the Andromeda galaxy.

Leah Klusch

Aug. 9 webinar Gets Going on new MDS Section GG

National expert Leah Klusch will lead attendees at an August 9 webinar through the skills and knowledge they need to master the newest MDS section: GG — Functional Abilities and Goals. “How to get the MDS Section GG right from the start” will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern. The McKnight’s Super Tuesday webinar offers free CE credit.

Ask the payment expert ... about the observation stay loophole

Ask the payment expert … about MDS

The state may be using the MDS data and RUG levels to determine the “expected staffing” that compares the staffing levels to the RUGs levels.

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