Do we need a discharge goal for every item in section GG?



For the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP), a minimum of one self-care or mobility discharge goal must be coded. However, facilities may choose to complete more than one self-care or mobility discharge goal(s). Identifying multiple goals helps to ensure that the assessment accurately reflects resident status and facilitates person-centered individualized care planning. Use of the “activity was not attempted” codes (07, 09, 10, and 88) is permissible to code discharge goal(s). Use of a dash is permissible for any remaining self-care or mobility goals that were not coded. Using the dash in this allowed instance after the coding of at least one goal does not affect Annual Payment Update (APU) determination.

Source: Lont-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s Manual v1.17.1

Eleisha Wilkes, RN, GERO-BC, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, DNS-CT
Clinical Consultant

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