Avoiding F656 Care Planning Deficiencies

F656 Develop/implement comprehensive care plans is the #5 most cited deficiency nationally. This week’s blog examines what you need to know about the regulatory requirements related to F656 and how to avoid issues commonly cited by surveyors. There are five standard...

Ask Proactive – Let’s say I have a resident fall with injury on January 1st. How many days have to pass before it will drop off and not count against us as far as our 5-star rating?

Q: Let’s say I have a resident fall with injury on January 1st. How many days have to pass before it will drop off and not count against us as far as our 5-star rating? A: The fall with major injury will be included in the QM % for the quarter if it was coded on...

Ask Proactive – I conducted the pain interview with a resident recently and they stated that they have ‘almost constant’ pain and rated it as ‘moderate’. I reviewed the chart and the resident has PRN analgesic available, but never requests it, and the Q shift Pain monitoring on the MAR indicates no pain during the look back period. How should I address this on the MDS?

Q: I conducted the pain interview with a resident recently and they stated that they have ‘almost constant’ pain and rated it as ‘moderate’. I reviewed the chart and the resident has PRN analgesic available, but never requests it, and the Q shift Pain monitoring on...