Interim Payment Assessment

Interim Payment Assessment

There are situations when a Skilled Nursing provider may complete an assessment after the 5-day assessment.  This assessment is an unscheduled assessment and when deemed appropriate by the provider, may be completed to capture changes in the resident’s status and...
Hide the Cones and Pegs

Hide the Cones and Pegs

As we move closer to the new world of PDPM, it is very important that our occupational therapy teams continue focus on functional intervention during their treatment session.  This is a great article from the American Occupational Therapy Association which could...
PDPM HIPPS Codes

PDPM HIPPS Codes

Beginning October 1, 2019 providers will need to begin coding a new set of Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) codes in Section Z0100A of the MDS as well as on the Part A claim. This coding of HIPPS codes will identify the resident’s SNF PDPM...
MDS Section J is no “J”oke!

MDS Section J is no “J”oke!

PDPM!  I am sure you have heard about this new payment system by now, right? As you prepare and position yourself for this major change, we have to not only understand all of the moving parts, but more importantly, how all of those moving parts affect resident...
Measles Aware

Measles Aware

Measles is making a comeback in 2019  Since January of this year, 22 states have experienced a total of 704 cases of measles, an infectious disease that was supposed to be eradicated almost two decades ago.  The most recent cases were found at two California...