Ask Proactive – I have a resident who was discharged (unplanned) and remained in the hospital for 15 days before returning to my facility. A Quarterly MDS assessment fell due during the time they were out of the facility and my software is showing it as late or missed. What should I do?

Q: I have a resident who was discharged (unplanned) and remained in the hospital for 15 days before returning to my facility. A Quarterly MDS assessment fell due during the time they were out of the facility and my software is showing it as late or missed. What should...

Ask Proactive – What happens in the MDS department when a building is being purchased by a new company? A colleague mentioned that since it’s a new NPI number, we may need to complete a discharge and entry on every patient. Is this true?

Q: What happens in the MDS department when a building is being purchased by a new company? A colleague mentioned that since it’s a new NPI number, we may need to complete a discharge and entry on every patient. Is this true? A: There are two types of change in...

Ask Proactive – We have had multiple outbreaks of COVID in recent weeks. There has been confusion when coding isolation. Can we code isolation if we have two positive residents sharing a room?

Q: We have had multiple outbreaks of COVID in recent weeks. There has been confusion when coding isolation. Can we code isolation if we have two positive residents sharing a room? A: Coding isolation requires specific criteria. One of these characteristics is if the...