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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...

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Coding Isolation on MDS

The RAI Manual provides clear instruction on the coding of isolation.  Documentation must support the medical necessity of isolation. Per the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual, Isolation is coded only when: The resident requires transmission-based precautions AND Single room...

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