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Q&A: Can a Medicare Part A resident be skilled for an unstageable pressure injury?
Q&A: If a resident is considered skilled using the three-day qualifying stay and the waiver ends during their skilled stay, does the skilled stay need to end as well?
Q&A: In gathering information for a 5-Day MDS, I noted that the patient had a drug-to-drug interaction. How is this coded in N2001-N2003, drug regimen review and follow up items?
Q&A: What happens to residents who started skilled services using a waiver and then the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and waivers end?
Q&A: Do we have to gather three full days of GG data when scheduling an interim payment assessment (IPA)?
Q&A: If a Medicare Part A resident expires prior to the completion deadline, do you still complete the 5-Day assessment to get paid by Medicare?
Q&A: A therapy director is instructing the therapists to add minutes under section O for donning and doffing of PPE. Is this correct?
Q&A: A resident claims that she has no pain during the scripted interview, but the medication administration record (MAR) shows use of PRN pain medication daily. How do I code the MDS?
Q&A: How are you gathering admission function scores for section GG when the observation period is the ARD plus two previous days for assessments like the Interim Payment Assessment (IPA)?
Q&A: When a resident on Medicare Part A exhausts benefits, would a PPS Discharge Assessment need to be completed?
Q&A: Can we skill a new resident under Medicare A if they are started on oxygen therapy and we are titrating it?
Q&A: Per the CDC guidelines, how many Pneumococcal vaccines do our residents need to be considered up to date?
Q&A: Does a SNF ABN need to routinely be given to all new admissions?
Q&A: I was told that if the resident needs two staff members in section G, then in GG they are automatically marked as dependent for that task. Is this correct?
Q&A: When we are testing all of our residents for COVID-19 due to a staff member or another resident testing positive, what is the ICD-10 code that should be used when placing the order to run the swab?
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