MDS 102: Catapult Your Mastery to the Next Level (Part 2)

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Beckie Dow, RN, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 11, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Hone your coding, ARD-setting and care planning skills.

Complacency about mastering the MDS process is the enemy of improving payment and the quality of care in your facility. It's not a smart career move either. She who knows the most about the MDS, wins -- and so does the facility. But so often, people rely on outdated RAI instructions or myths that drain away payment and create inaccurate care plans. And that only saddles the facility with F tags and a negative reputation.

Never fear: Part 2 of this series on MDS basics will bring you up to speed fast on the finer points of coding key RUG drivers and MDS items that trigger the RAPs. MDS experts Kristen Mastrangelo, OTR, MBA, NHA, and Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L, will show you how to legitimately boost RUG payment and produce care plans that'll have surveyors raving.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • Undercoding this score by one point can cost you $2500 for the first 30 days of a resident's stay.
  • Know the key RUG drivers: Be sure faulty coding doesn't drive the facility into the red.
  • Omitting this service in Section K will shortchange your resident's eating score -- and leave your SNF eating the costs of care.
  • Should the resident with cognitive impairment really have been an SE3 rather than an SE2? 
  • Your care plan will always be off the mark if you miscode these key MDS items.
  • Can a Medicare PPS assessment affect your QIs/QMs? The answer is yes, if ....
  • Failure to do an OMRA leaves your Medicare payment out in the cold. Here's how.
  • How using rehabilitative nursing appropriately can rehabilitate your bottom line.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? MDS coordinators, nurse managers, nursing staff, administrators, social workers, therapists, planners, marketing management and admissions directors.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Beckie Dow - Long Term Care Expert

Beckie Dow, RN, RAC-CT, has 15 years of experience in the long term care industry.  Beckie has AANAC RAC-CT training and has extensive experience with the MDS 2.0. She achieved her Associates Degree in nursing in 1994 and is currently working on her Bachelors Degree in Health Care Administration.

Beckie’s long term care experience is varied. She began as a Certified Nurses Assistant in 1992. She has served as...   More Info
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