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...

PDPM Coding Questions – How should isolation be coded on the MDS since there is guidance to restrict movement around the facility as part of the COVID-19 prevention plan?

Q: How should isolation be coded on the MDS since there is guidance to restrict movement around the facility as part of the COVID-19 prevention plan?   A:   You cannot code isolation on the MDS if it is only in place to prevent contracting the COVID 19...