DNS-CT Course - MDS and Medicare Process Essentials for the Nurse Leader


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Upon completion of the MDS and Medicare Process Essentials for the Nurse Leader course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the goals as outlined by CMS for MDS 3.0;
  • Identify key concepts the nurse leader should consider to ensure an effective MDS/RAI process;
  • Understand how MDS 3.0 fits into resident-centered care and quality monitoring;
  • Recognize MDS 3.0 timing and scheduling requirements;
  • Describe the steps to foster effective interview assessments with the MDS 3.0;
  • Identify highlights of MDS items by section;
  • Describe the CAA process;
  • Describe the connection between MDS 3.0 items and RUG-IV categories;
  • Describe factors to ensure effective Medicare Part A systems;
  • Understand the negative repercussions of inaccurate MDS coding.

The course was written by Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-MT, Sandy Biggi, BSN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, and Rebecca LaBarge, RN, RAC-MT.

This course is eligible for 5.0 continuing education hours.

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