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Top 10 MMQ (Management Minutes Questionnaire) Nursing Summary Tips

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Discussions of a MDS based Massachusetts Medicaid Reimbursement System seem to wax and wane every year.   The MMQ (Management Minutes Questionnaire) system remains with fewer experts available to help providers navigate through the nuances of accurate and appropriate levels of compensation.

Through our state wide audits, Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is sharing tips that may be useful for your staff.  Nursing summaries have opportunity to better depict the amount of assistance provided by staff along with more support for resident diagnosis and resident dysfunction.  

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Topics: MMQ,, Massachusetts

Medicare Versus MMQ ADL Documentation

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Mon, Dec 01, 2014

ADL documentation is a critical component in capturing an accurate and appropriate rate of reimbursement for services rendered. Both Medicare (PPS RUG) and Medicaid (MMQ) use ADL assistance provided to generate a rate for reimbursement. Although both systems utilize ADL data, definitions and levels of assistance provided are different. Skilled Nursing Facilities often struggle to capture an accurate picture of the care provided for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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Topics: ADL, MDS, MMQ,

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