CMS releases 2019 RAI

Highlights from the new RAI release Opportunity to Review Assessment Steps and Coding Guidance CMS has released the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual v1.17 effective for assessments with an ARD of 10/1/2019 and after. PDPM guidance and calculation...

Restorative Considerations for PDPM

It may be time to assess your facility Restorative Nursing Program as part of your PDPM transition preparedness plan. Restorative Basics The fundamental requirements for Restorative nursing will remain the same under PDPM. Per the RAI manual, Restorative Nursing...

MDS Accuracy Key For PDPM Success

PDPM: MDS Accuracy and QAPI Initiatives With the implementation of the Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on October 1st, 2019 comes the need for increased MDS accuracy and supportive documentation. Under PDPM, responses to 188 MDS items will be used to...

New! Draft Oct 2019 Item Sets

CMS has posted the draft version of the October 2019 MDS item sets which includes the draft Interim Payment Assessment. Draft item sets can be downloaded here. Need help with PDPM preparedness and training? Proactive can help! Click here fore more...