Do You Know the SCSA Rules for Hospice Patients?

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - July 11, 2017

For the most part, completing a comprehensive Significant Change in Status Assessment (SCSA) hinges on two requirements: (1) The resident’s condition significantly improves or declines in two or more areas compared to their most recent baseline, requiring interdisciplinary review and/or revision of the care plan, and (2) The resident’s condition isn’t expected to return to baseline within two weeks. Note: The SCSA guidelines are explained fully in the Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s Manual (pages 2-22 – 2-28).