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Q&A: Therapy completed an evaluation and determined PT services were not needed, but reported individual treatment minutes—can this be coded on the MDS?
Q&A: If a resident discharges return anticipated and it is not an interrupted stay, should the therapy end date be dashed, or should the discharge date be entered in O0400?
Q&A: If a resident has orders to receive an altered consistency of medications, would this be coded at K0510C, mechanically altered diet?
Q&A: Under PDPM, do I complete the PPS Discharge Assessment (NPE) when therapy ends or wait until the Medicare stay ends?
Q&A: How do I determine if this is an interrupted stay and what discharge assessments are needed?
Q&A: Our facility was not notified timely of a change from managed care to Medicare Part A. Can we bill Medicare Part A for any of the days?
Q&A: How do Part B minutes get captured on the MDS?
Q&A: If an alert and oriented resident wheels himself in and out of his room, to the dining room, and out onto the patio, is that wandering (E0900)?
Q&A: Do interrupted stays apply to Medicare Advantage Plans?
Q&A: Does anyone know about the 23 Modules of COVID-19 training that the CDC is going to require?
Q&A: I had two residents trigger for dehydration on the CMS 802 Matrix. How is this triggered?
Q&A: I have a few questions regarding the 3-midnight qualifying hospital stay. My first question is - do I need documentation for why the resident was not sent to the acute hospital?
Q&A: Beneficiary notices were provided for a Medicare Part A resident with the last covered day on 7/6, and the resident restarted therapy on 7/9—is this an interrupted stay?
Q&A: Is a 5-Day or an Interim Payment Assessment (IPA) required if a resident restarts therapy within the 30-day window?
Q&A: We had a Medicare Part A resident discharge the day after she was admitted. The discharge was unplanned and the interviews for the BIMS and PHQ-9 were not completed. How do I code these items?
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