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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?
Q&A: Is there an update for when annual surveys will be restarted?
Q&A: Can repositioning be coded as a non-pharmaceutical pain relief measure in section J of the MDS?
Q&A: A resident is admitted following a fall at home with no fracture. Does the waiver for the 3-day qualifying hospital stay apply to this situation?
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?
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