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Tips on Choosing Diagnoses for the LTPAC Resident Stay

Posted by Celeste Rininger on Apr 5, 2019 11:42:51 AM

Trepidation, fear and confusion have all been experienced by minimum data set (MDS) coordinators and staff alike at various long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities regarding selecting and/or having to code diagnosis for residents—especially upon admission. Some common questions include: “What do I choose?” “How do I know if it is the correct primary or admitting diagnosis?” “I’m not a coder—how do I know what diagnosis to choose?”

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Topics: Clinical Consulting, Financial Consulting

Details Matter When Customizing Your Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Posted by Celeste Rininger on Mar 24, 2016 2:07:21 PM

Utilization of Electronic Health Record (EHR) has opened the door for many persons/facilities/organizations to become active in customizing and/or adding items to their database wherever possible. The ability to add facility or organizational specifics has enabled uniformity and consistency with the building of templates/pick-list(s) and libraries. It can be either the time saving tool everyone loves or a problematic add-on that can have both monetarily or regulatory implications.

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Topics: Clinical Consulting, Revenue Cycle Management, Implementation, Financial Consulting

Diagnosis Management In The LTPAC: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Posted by Celeste Rininger on Mar 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Repeatedly, I hear MDS Nurses stating that it’s “not their job” to oversee or manage the diagnosis. Honestly, as a previous MDS Nurse, I cannot believe there is even a question as to who is responsible. So, I ask them: Who signs Section I of the Minimum Data Set (MDS)?

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

PELI-What’s the next step?

Posted by Celeste Rininger on Feb 16, 2016 10:38:56 AM

As Ohio LTPAC facilities raced to complete the PELI (Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory) as directed by the Ohio Department of Medicaid for each in-house resident by the 12/31/15 deadline in order to earn one Quality Indicator point, it left many with the question, “What’s the next step?”

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Topics: Financial Consulting

Ask the Experts: PointClickCare® POC

Posted by Celeste Rininger on Oct 26, 2015 1:56:05 PM

Question: In PointClickCare® POC can we select more than one response per question at a time for any task?

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