Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities

This week CMS announced blanket Coronavirus waivers and flexibilities impacting multiple provider types including nursing facilities and a 221-page Interim Final Rule adjusting a wide range of Medicare and Medicaid regulations to give providers additional flexibility...

Coding Isolation on MDS

The RAI Manual provides clear instruction on the coding of isolation.  Documentation must support the medical necessity of isolation. Per the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual, Isolation is coded only when: The resident requires transmission-based precautions AND Single room...