How should the SNF count total volume, mode, and type of therapy in section O of the MDS for purposes of the discharge assessment when a patient’s stay included one or more interrupted stays?



SNFs should report the therapies furnished since the beginning of the Part A stay, including all parts of an interrupted stay in section O of the MDS for each discharge assessment.

Answer by Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Proactive Medical Review

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