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MDS 3.0 Section GG Coding Examples

Posted by Christine Twombly on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

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


Is your facility capturing the most accurate data for coding in the new Section GG of the MDS 3.0?  If Section GG is still causing you and your facility anxiety, you are not alone.  Below you will find a list of Coding Examples for Section GG.  We hope that such examples will aid in the understanding of these new regulatory changes.

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Topics: MDS Section GG, Section GG

Top 10 Questions: Coding Section GG

Posted by Sally Fecto on Mon, Oct 03, 2016

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


Section GG is causing a tidal wave of questions and has the Harmony HealthCARE Specialists working around the clock.  While there are elaborate answers and references to the CMS website, industry experts and discussion groups, here is a distilled Q and A we hope you find useful.  

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Topics: Section GG, MDS Section GG

5 Steps for MDS Section GG Preparedness

Posted by Melissa Fox on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

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


Many SNF Providers are asking how they will report on the upcoming Quality Measure Data for Functional Assessments.  They are seeking guidance on questions like: 

  • “Who is in charge of collecting the information?”
  • “Who should code this section of the MDS?”
  • “How will we get the necessary documentation in the medical record during the appropriate time frames? 

SSHarmony Healthcare International (HHI) is constantly reinforcing the importance of preparing and training all staff members on the definitions and coding requirements of Section GG. Although Section GG is incorporated into the MDS, it has unique parameters that differ from the traditional Section G process.  From our years of onsite auditing and troubleshooting, we know that the best methods for success include these five steps: 

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Topics: MDS Section GG

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