MDS 3.0 Section M: Assessment and Coding Compliance to Protect Reimbursement
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: MDS 3.0 Boot Camp
Presented on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Prevent survey citations with proper wound assessment and coding.
Pressure ulcers are not only on the annual "top ten" list of most commonly cited survey citations, but they are also the leading cause of lawsuits against long-term care facilities, accounting for approximately 17,000 lawsuits each year. Join Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, and Kim Bennett, RN, MSN, for this audio conference where you will learn how to strengthen the processes of wound care data collection, assessment, and coding, which will reduce the risk of survey deficiencies and help ensure your facility receives the reimbursement it deserves. You’ll discover strategies on how to correctly document and code traditional problem areas such as wound staging, pressure ulcers, and deep tissue injuries.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain the changes in Section M requirements between the MDS 3.0 and the MDS 2.0
- Accurately assess, measure, and code skin conditions on the MDS 3.0
- Identify which Section M items affect reimbursement
- Implement successful data collection techniques to align with MDS 3.0 requirements
- Recognize best practices for completing Section M that will protect your bottom line
- Section M and the MDS 3.0
- Changes between the MDS 2.0 and MDS 3.0
- Why the changes?
- Assessment and Measurement
- New staging guidelines and definitions
- Understand staging specifics
- Determine when present on admission
- Accurately measure wounds
- Implement data collection
- Correct coding
- Code different types of wounds and stages
- Accurately code ulcer care
- Ensure correct coding for accurate reimbursement
- Putting it into practice
- Best practices for consistent assessment, coding, and data collection
- Reduce the risk of rehospitalizations
- Case studies
- Live Question & Answer session
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, director of Medicare compliance & education, National Healthcare Associates/ president of Celtic Consulting, LLC. McCarthy has been a registered nurse for 25 years, with experience as an MDS coordinator, a director of nursing, a rehab director and a Medicare specialist. She combines the clinical documentation with the financial reimbursement piece in order to provide guidance to her clients on how to document accurately and gain increased reimbursement as an end product.
Kim Bennett, RN, MSN, infection control and staff development coordinator, Water’s Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Bennett coordinates and monitors a wound care program for 150 residents. She works extensively with Section M of the MDS 3.0 and oversees a program that conducts weekly assessment documentation, care planning and coordinating with physician and APRNs regarding appropriate treatment planning of wounds.
BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIAL PACKET
In addition to the expertise and information presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive these helpful “take-aways” provided within your materials pack:
- MDS 3.0 Section M specifics: Tips to ensure correct coding from April, 2010, issue of PPS Alert
- PDF of complete Section M language
- Wound care tracking form
- Braden Scale
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Quality improvement specialists, risk managers, patient safety officers, nurse managers, survey coordinators, MDS coordinators, wound care nurses, charge nurses, all nursing personnel
Purchase a CD or an audio on-demand of the audio conference and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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