Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency
This week’s hot topic is a resurfacing of the definition of coding of isolation. We blogged about this in February, but it seems that questions continue to arise. Let’s dig a little deeper into the RAI Criteria for coding Isolation with a focus on supporting documentation.
Per the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual, Isolation is coded only when the resident requires transmission-based precautions and single room isolation (alone in a separate room) because of an active infection (i.e., symptomatic and/or have a positive test and are in the contagious stage) with highly transmissible or epidemiologically significant pathogens that have been acquired by physical contact or airborne or droplet transmission.Read More