Long-Term Care

Say hello to 3.0: The new MDS' effect on billers

Billing Alert for Long-Term Care, March 1, 2010

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The changes included in the new assessment also show that MDS coordinators will not be the only staff members who need to develop a thorough understanding of MDS 3.0, says Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-CT, director of clinical reimbursement at Ensign Facilities, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA.

“I think there’s a lot in the MDS 3.0 that’s going to affect billers,” Maher says. “I’ve already kind of given my company a heads up that the business office managers have to be very much involved in the MDS 3.0 training.”

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