Long-Term Care

Q&A with Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 15, 2009

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Q: I'm the RNAC at a small hospital-based transitional care unit, and most of our residents are short stay (8-14 days). The 5-day MDS is used as the assessment tool for most of our residents. Is it necessary to complete the admission (also known as the 14-day) MDS if the resident is discharged on the 14th day of his or her stay?


To read Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown's response, visit MDSCentral.



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