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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?
Q&A: I have heard that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDS deadlines are not being enforced. Is this true?
Q&A: CMS provided a waiver for the 3-day hospital stay and 60-day wellness period, can residents be put back on Medicare part A for a new 100 days?
Q&A: How can we prevent pressure ulcers that occurred during hospitalization from counting against us?
Q&A: I am the only MDS coordinator in my facility and had to self-quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. Will we be penalized for late MDS completions and submissions?
Q&A: If there is no clear documentation for anxiety, but the resident is taking Clonazepam for anxiety, can we code anxiety disorder (Item I5700) on Section I?
Q&A: Following an interrupted stay, do we code the original therapy start date or do we code when therapy re-started on following the reentry?
Q&A: How many days does an antipsychotic have to be administered during the 7-day lookback period to affect the Quality Measures?
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