Long-Term Care

PPS Q&A

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, December 1, 2009

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Q: Our facility doesn’t have a bed hold at present due to a low number of beds occupied by residents. When a resident is discharged to the hospital, the discharge tracking form is coded as return is anticipated (7). When the resident returns to the facility, should we keep the same medical record number and simply follow the MDS schedule from the previous admission if there are no significant changes on the new admission of the resident?

If the resident was Medicare Part A, should we code as Medicare Return/Readmission (AA8b5)? Is it okay, in that case, if we are doing a new full assessment on every resident returning to the facility and each resident has a new medical record number? Every resident coming back is treated as a new admission.

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