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CMS Memorandum S&C 14-43-NH: Completion of Minimum Data Set(MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Transfer from Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Beds to Non-Certified Beds

CMS reinforces the need to do MDS discharge assessments in the attached Survey & Certification memo 14-43-NH dated August 25, 2014.  Specifically, if a resident is moving from a certified bed to a non-certified bed in the same facility, then a discharge assessment is completed and transmitted.  The reverse then would apply:  If the resident moves from a non-certified bed to a certified bed, the OBRA MDS process begins.  The MDS is required to be completed and transmitted only for certified beds.  Furthermore, if a facility chooses to do the MDS for a non-certified bed, then they must not transmit that MDS.

View the memo here:  S&C 14-43-NH or visit http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-14-43.html

Social Service Designee Training Course

November 3 – 7, 2014:  Jefferson City, Mo.
Visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) at www.mlnha.org.

Missouri Assisted Living Association’s Annual Fall Conference

October 12 – 14, 2014:  Cruising to Smooth Seas with MALA
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Visit http://malarcf.org for more information.

Activity Director Training Program

October 6 – 10, 2014: Jefferson City, Mo.
Visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) at www.mlnha.org.

New Dining Standards Toolkit Available Now from Pioneer Network

Medical evidence from recent research studies has demonstrated that restrictive diets for elder individuals in long-term care are of little benefit, and in fact can be detrimental.  Please visit http://www.pioneernetwork.net/Store.

Guardianship Dealing With The Tough Issues

September 4, 2014:  Blue Springs, Mo.
September 5, 2014:  Macon, Mo.
September 18, 2014:  St. Charles, Mo.
September 30, 2014:  Springfield, Mo.
Visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) at www.mlnha.org for more information.

Utilizing Process Improvement (QAPI) to Avoid a Missouri Top Ten Deficiency Part 2

This seminar puts the process improvement portion to work utilizing case studies based on MO 2013 top 10 deficiencies.
October 3, 2014: Macon, Mo.
October 7, 2014: Springfield, Mo.
October 8, 2014: Blue Springs, Mo.
October 14, 2014: St. Charles, Mo.

Please view the flyer here: MANHA – Utilizing Process Improvement QAPI Part 2
Visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators at www.mlnha.org.