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Q&A: Can the nursing assessment performed upon admission into a SNF be used to support skilled service under Medicare Part A if the skilled services are "Observation and Assessment"?
Q&A: I have a patient who admitted with a stage 3 pressure ulcer. The wound physician stated it will take at least 4-6 weeks to heal. I know that stage 3 is a skillable service, but does it need to have two treatments?
Q&A: Can a Significant Change in Status Assessment (SCSA) have the same ARD as the Interim Payment Assessment (IPA)?
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Q&A: Our rehab department temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak. We have several residents who are skilled for rehab only and do not have a skilled nursing need. Are we able to continue to skill these residents until our rehab department reopens?
Q&A: I understand that the Appendix C worksheets for the Care Area Assessment (CAA) review is optional, but what are the actual federal regulations to conducting and documenting the CAA?
Q&A: Can I code O0100M, Isolation, if there is not an active COVID-19 diagnosis, but we are treating the new admission as if they had an active infection?
Q&A: A resident returned from an interrupted stay on the established 5-Day ARD. Should I keep the same ARD date or adjust it?
Q&A: A resident was skilled for a positive COVID-19 test and therapy. Can we continue to skill for therapy services after a negative test and symptoms are resolved?
Q&A: Are hand mitts considered restraints in a skilled nursing facility?
Q&A: Can intravenous immunoglobin (IVIG) infusion be coded as a transfusion in O01001, Transfusions?
Q&A: Can a combination of PT and OT meet the skilled level of care criteria?
Q&A: Our new activity director would like to use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI) instead of the section F interview, please advise
Q&A: If we skill a resident for nursing only related to the COVID-19 infection and therapy is not involved, how do we code section GG? How would you code goals?
Q&A: How and why would I track skilled services after a resident exhausted their Medicare Part A benefits?
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