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ADL Coding: Outcomes and Improvement

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Fri, May 06, 2016

In our blog post ADL Coding: Where Does the Confusion Begin? we reviewed ADL Coding and the two assist levels seemingly with the most confusion on coding: Limited Assistance and Extensive Assistance.  Today, we are going to take this conversation to a stratospheric level of critical thinking.  

The Federal Government is hot to trot on defining and depicting patient outcomes with a direct impact on SNF payment as a result of improvement. The essential question that every facility should be asking: 

Is the MDS an Effective Tool to Measure Improvement?

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Topics: ADL Coding, Activities of Daily Living

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