With staffing challenges and ongoing industry changes looming, it can be difficult to maintain a focus on MDS accuracy despite the considerable implications for care planning, QMs and reimbursement. Some facilities have needed to rely on their MDS Coordinator(s) to fulfill different or additional responsibilities, and many have experienced increased turnover in the MDS/RAC role. With or without staffing challenges, a wise practice is cross-training multiple team members to complete MDS duties in order to bolster consistency in assessment and coding practices, and to ensure back-up assistance when staffing plans shift.  Whether you’re new to MDS or in need of a refresher, Proactive is offering comprehensive MDS webinar training in 8 bite-sized sessions geared toward those who are new to MDS or hoping to take their skills to the next level.

Join us for the first of the 8-session series: MDS Mastermind-Insights for Coding and Reimbursement on May 4th 2022 for Ruling MDS 3.0 Assessment and Completion. In this training, we will focus on the important first step of ensuring MDS 3.0 accuracy, differentiating between assessment types and understanding completion requirements. As the introductory session, this webinar will provide an overview of MDS 3.0 Assessment types and scheduling requirements with special focus on the Significant Change in Status Assessment, Interim Payment Assessment and Interrupted Stay policy.

Register at: https://www.proactivemedicalreview.com/mds-mastermind-2/ 

Contact Proactive to learn more about our MDS coding and support services including interim remote MDS help and QA audit services.

 

 

Eleisha Wilkes, RN, GERO-BC, RAC-CT, DNS-CT
Clinical Consultant

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