Don't Get Stumped on These MDS Common Coding Errors
Members: $39 | Non-members: $59
This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
March 30, 2017
Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP
Even for seasoned MDS nurses, MDS items may give you pause when the situation occurs. Or perhaps you are talking to a colleague and find out that he/she codes the same item differently than how you have been told. How could anyone get confused when there are only approximately 1,100 pages of instructions for completing ONE assessment? Trust us – it can happen to anyone! Obviously with that many instructions combined with the complex clinical situations that occur in our long-term care world, it is not a surprise when we get stumped, or an MDS response is challenged by a surveyor. In this 60-minute webinar on March 30, 2017, at 2 PM ET, we will cover the most common coding errors and how some errors can impact more than just the MDS.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the most common coding errors in the various sections of the MDS
- Delineate the keys to determine when to do what assessment, and when to combine assessments and when to not
- Describe the concept of flexibility in setting the ARD for some MDSs
- Review the impact of three common coding errors and the possible impact on reimbursement or Quality Measure triggered outcomes
Jane Belt has no conflicts of interest to disclose.