“Documentation not supportive of the RUG-IV classification billed…” is cited as the reason for multiple post-payment medical record review denials. Accurate and concise documentation to support the RUG-IV classification billed is a critical element in gaining accurate reimbursement, and supporting that reimbursement level during a medical review. This presentation covers the technical and clinical requirements for Medicare coverage, and requirements of skilled nursing documentation. The presentation identifies areas of the MDS 3.0 that are vulnerable to error and critical to accurate RUG-IV classification and identify strategies for better supporting these areas in medical record documentation. The correlation between the MDS 3.0 assessment and publicly reported information for the Quality Measures and 5 Star Quality Reporting are discussed.
1. Learn to describe the technical and clinical requirements for Medicare coverage.
2. Understand the goal of supportive skilled nursing documentation.
3. Develop a clear understanding of accurate coding in Section M.
4. Learn to identify sections of the MDS 3.0 assessment that are vulnerable to error and articulate strategies to support these areas in medical record documentation.
5. Learn to identify the correlation between medical record documentation, the MDS 3.0, and publicly reported information for the Quality Measures and 5 Star Quality Rating.