Long-Term Care

Take these steps for timely, accurate quarterlies

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, July 1, 2008

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Barring significant change in status or discharge, the basic OBRA cycle of MDS assessments is as follows: comprehensive, quarterly, quarterly, quarterly, comprehensive. So the quarterly is the workhorse of the OBRA assessment schedule, providing critical resident assessment information between comprehensive assessments. (See pp. 2-15–2-16 of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual for information about quarterly MDS assessments.)

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