Please find the quarterly report here: Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies – Third Quarter 2013 from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.
The revision to regulation 19 CSR 30-82.070 Alzheimer’s Demonstration Projects (Rescinded September 30, 2013) has been published in the Code of State Regulations. The official new rule can be found on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at: http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19csr.asp. The rule is located under Division 30 in Chapter 82. The effective date for the new rule is September 30, 2013. If you have any questions regarding implementation of the rules, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Policy Unit Manager Carmen Grover-Slattery, at 573-526-8570.
October 8 – 9, 2013: RAI Process from Start to Finish
This workshop is for individuals in long-term care who coordinate and/or code the MDS and need a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI process. New MDS Coordinators and those who need a refresher are strongly encouraged to attend.
NEW – November 12, 2013: Medicare from Start to Finish
This workshop will help the MDS coordinator and other members of the interdisciplinary team to understand the admitting criteria and the ongoing documentation needs of the Medicare resident.
Please view the informative brochure here: RAI and Medicare from Start to Finish Workshops, or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.
Completing MDS 3.0 discharge assessments has been a requirement since October 1, 2010. However, many homes are not completing these assessments.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Survey and Certification memorandum on August 23, 2013, which clarifies the assessments are required. The memo helps surveyors understand what nursing homes should do when they have inactive residents on their resident roster, and how nursing homes can ensure compliance with these requirements.
CMS is providing an opportunity to rectify the current situation related to missing and incomplete discharge assessments. Homes must complete missing discharge assessments as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2013. Homes can self-audit their MDS assessments by accessing the CASPER system and requesting a MDS 3.0 Resident Roster or a MDS 3.0 Missing Assessment Report.
If you need assistance accessing or interpreting these reports, please contact the State MDS Unit at 573-751-6308, email@example.com or 573-522-8421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the CMS Memo – Ref: S&C: 13-56-NH online at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-13-56.html.
October 8 – 9, 2013: This workshop is for individuals in long-term care who coordinate and/or code the MDS and need a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI process. New MDS Coordinators and those who need a refresher are strongly encouraged to attend. To learn more about this workshop, please visit mlnmonursing.org.