The management of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 assessment schedule is complex and time consuming. Combining scheduled MDS assessments with unscheduled Prospective Payment System (PPS) Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRAs) correctly will lead to accurate reimbursement and can ease the MDS workflow burden on the entire team, and save the facility costly mistakes due to noncompliance. Practitioners need to know what to do if the MDS schedule is not followed correctly, and how to regain compliance with the schedule as quickly as possible. This presentation reviews the scheduled and unscheduled PPS assessment requirements and describe how to select and set Assessment Reference Dates (ARDs) strategically and accurately. The presentation also discusses implications of not following the assessment schedule correctly, and how to regain compliance once an error in assessment scheduling is discovered. The Correction Process of existing MDS assessments, including modification, inactivation, and manual correction request will be discussed. This all-important information will help the MDS coordinator to maintain and regain federal compliance with the PPS assessment schedule.
1. Learn to outline the scheduled PPS assessment schedule and unscheduled PPS assessment requirements and explain the correct Assessment Reference Date selection for each assessment type.
2. Learn to state the correct application of default or provider liable days for an early, late, or missed scheduled or unscheduled assessment.
3. Learn to identify the appropriate use of the Start of Therapy OMRA, End of Therapy OMRA, End of Therapy-Resumption OMRA, and Change of Therapy OMRA.
4. Learn the eight criteria for a Medicare Short-Stay assessment.
5. Learn to identify the difference between a MDS modification and a MDS inactivation and recognize when to choose modification or inactivation.