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...

PDPM Operations: Selecting Primary Diagnosis

Driving PDPM Operations:  Selecting the Primary Diagnosis Under PDPM, the diagnosis coded on the 5-day/Initial Minimum Data Set (MDS) in section I0020B (primary reason for skilled stay) largely determines reimbursement for the entire Medicare stay, unless an Interim...