PDPM Coding Question – We have isolated new admissions in our facility during the Coronavirus pandemic. Can we report and get “credit” for this precautionary isolation or does the resident have to have an active infection?

Q: We have isolated new admissions in our facility during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Can we report and get “credit” for this precautionary isolation or does the resident have to have an active infection?   A: Precautionary isolation should not be reported in the...

Q & A – When interviewing the resident using the questions in the PHQ-9, what do you do when they answer them all as “no”, but in the charting and documentation, you see they had episodes of crying or tearfulness, pain, insomnia, etc.? Is this information to be incorporated into the PHQ-9 or must we code using only the resident’s actual responses?

Q: When interviewing the resident using the questions in the PHQ-9, what do you do when they answer them all as “no”, but in the charting and documentation, you see they had episodes of crying or tearfulness, pain, insomnia, etc.? Is this information to be...

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...