Long-Term Care

Coding Section Q0400A, Is Active Discharge Planning Already Occurring for the Resident to Return to the Community?

MDS 3.0 Insider, May 14, 2012

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Version 1.08 of the RAI User’s Manual contains many changes that went into effect April 1. Keeping track of all the changes is enough to make your head spin. So let’s take it one step at a time and review the coding instructions for Section Q0400A:

  • Code 0, no: If there is not active discharge planning already occurring for the resident to return to the community.
  • Code 1, yes: If there is active discharge planning already occurring for the resident to return to the community; skip to Referral item (Q0600).

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