E0800: Does rejection of care mean what you think?

Posted By: Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer
Post Date: 12/19/2017

MDS 3.0 item E0800 (Rejection of Care—Presence and Frequency) is a common source of miscoding, according to AANAC master teachers. This could be an issue for several reasons. First, E0800 is a covariate (i.e., risk-adjustment item) for three claims-based publicly reported quality measures (QMs) that are used in the Five Star Quality Rating System, according to the technical specifications:

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