Ask the expert: Hospice coding

Q: If someone is on Hospice and a hospice worker gives that person a bath, which they do in our building, we were instructed that we cannot take credit for it on the MDS—so would we code it not assessed? Doesn’t make much sense, being that it is not one of the late loss ADLs that factors into the RUG calculation, can you advise?
A: Current MDS 3.0 coding policy is very different from MDS 2.0 …