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MDSCentral is your place to ask questions, get the latest long-term care and MDS news, and find resources to make your job easier. We’ll keep you updated on new regulations, provide analysis of long-term care issues, and help you navigate the MDS 3.0. Our regulatory experts will answer selected questions in our Ask the Experts section.
August 21, 2014
The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner considerable public and Congressional attention. It remains an unresolved problem that has serious financial consequences for Medicare patients and their families reports the Center for Medicare Advocacy.Continue reading...
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Preventing Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Creating a Culture of Safety
August 26, 2014
The OIG’s recent findings surrounding adverse events in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) have raised alarms throughout the industry. In this 90-minute webcast, experts Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA, and Frosini Rubertino, RN, BSN, C-NE, CDONA/LTC, discuss these findings and how adverse events continue to go underreported. Brown and Rubertino explain the top five adverse events in SNFs and how they can negatively impact facilities. Finally, they outline what facilities can do to prevent such events and encourage employees to accurately report them.