What do I do if a resident is admitted Med A and then has an unplanned discharge or death in facility prior to the 5 Day MDS being opened/created?
This would be considered a Missed PPS Assessment. The facility would be liable and would not be able to Medicare A for the stay.
For example, Resident was admitted on Friday, December 24th and the PPS 5-Day MDS was not opened/created at that time. The resident discharges and is admitted to the hospital Sunday night, December 26th.
Missed PPS Assessment
If the SNF fails to set the ARD of a 5-Day assessment prior to the end of the last day of the ARD window, and the resident was already discharged from Medicare Part A when this error is discovered, the provider cannot complete an assessment for SNF PPS purposes and the days cannot be billed to Part A.