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Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

Well, Oct. 1 has passed, and we’re all still hanging in. The biggest changes we saw to rehab were the addition of reporting co-treatment minutes on our billing logs and Section O on the MDS. And, the new question of “how many DISTINCT calendar days” were received between SLP, OT, and PT.

Staff Writer Tim Mullaney

Therapy with a twist (of lemon)

As you read this, you might be eyeing the new RAI manual that takes effect today, and are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the sheer number of new pages. So it’s with great regret that I have to add yet another burden, and let you know that it looks like a whole new therapy discipline will need to be provided at long-term care facilities around the country.

CMS releases new RAI Manual

CMS releases new RAI 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.

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Taming the MDS

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.

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