Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown lists the sections of the MDS 2.0 that feed into reimbursement.
One very important area in nursing homes that needs to be monitored weekly, if not daily, is water temperatures, room temperatures, and temperatures on heating units that may be harmful to residents and workers.
Proper procedure for cooling, thawing, and reheating food is necessary to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these guidelines in your facility.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada recently pledged to close the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, known as the doughnut hole.