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Two Types of MDS Discharges

Posted by Sally Fecto on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Discharge Assessments are required on patients discharged from the facility as well as when a patient’s Medicare Part A Stay ends and the patient remains in the facility.  It is important to understand that there are now two types of discharges: 

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Topics: Discharge Assessment

Medicare Part A PPS Discharge MDS Assessment

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Dec 01, 2016

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Effective October 1st, Medicare requires a Medicare Part A PPS Discharge Assessment. This MDS contains the required data elements used to calculate current and future Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) quality measures under the IMPACT Act. The IMPACT Act directs the Secretary to specify quality measures on which post-acute care (PAC) providers (which includes SNFs) are required to submit standardized patient assessment data. Section 1899B(2)(b)(1)(A)(B) of the Act delineates that patient assessment data must be submitted with respect to a resident’s admission to and discharge from a Medicare Part A Assessment.

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Topics: PPS, Discharge Assessment, Medicare Part A

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