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...

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...