PDPM Coding Questions – What would happen if the interrupted stay criteria was met, but the resident came back from the hospital with a new diagnosis?

Q: What would happen if the interrupted stay criteria was met, but the resident came back from the hospital with a new diagnosis?   A: In order to utilize Medicare benefits, even if the criteria of the Interrupted Stay Policy have been met, the resident must...

PDPM Coding Questions – I have NPO resident on tube feeding. He coughed during trials of nectar thick liquids per speech therapy. Should the MDS be coded for swallow problems?

Q: I have NPO resident on tube feeding. He coughed during trials of nectar thick liquids per speech therapy. Should the MDS be coded for swallow problems? The RD says directions on the MDS RAI manual say “do not code if interventions are successful in treating...