Social Services PDPM Impact

The Social Service department plays a significant role in daily nursing facility operations. From patient care planning, patient adjustment to facility admission, discharge planning, engaging with family/representatives, and beyond, social service staff members wear...

Ask Proactive – Is it appropriate to skill every resident that tests positive for COVID-19? Does the waiver allow us to skill “in place” any resident who tests positive?

Q: Is it appropriate to skill every resident that tests positive for COVID-19? Does the waiver allow us to skill any resident who tests positive?   A: There has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding the use of the waivers, especially when it comes to current...

Ask Proactive – I understand that CMS will be conducting audits of schizophrenia coding in the MDS data and potentially adjusting the long-stay residents who are receiving antipsychotic drugs QM ratings when inaccurate coding is found. What are the criteria for diagnosing Schizophrenia?

Q: I understand that CMS will be conducting audits of schizophrenia coding in the MDS data and potentially adjusting the long-stay residents who are receiving antipsychotic drugs QM ratings when inaccurate coding is found. What are the criteria for diagnosing...

MDS to Transition to iQIES

As previously announced, CMS will be migrating MDS submission and reporting to the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) in early 2023. CMS has not yet established the go-live date for the transition. The iQIES portal is available at...