Can a resident requiring the CDC updated “Enhanced Barrier Precautions” be coded in Section O0100M for Isolation or Quarantine?


No. The CDC updated Enhanced Barrier Precautions (EBP) do not meet the RAI requirements for coding Isolation or Quarantine on the MDS in Section O0100M. The EBP do not restrict residents to their rooms or limit them from participation in group activities, and staff do not have to wear the required PPE for all resident care activities as is required for coding Isolation or Quarantine.


Janine Lehman, RN, RAC-CT, CLNC
Director of Legal Nurse Consulting

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