Long-Term Care

Can we count a nursing assistant's help with ADLs as restorative?

MDS 3.0 Insider, December 27, 2010

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Q: We have a Medicare Part A post knee or hip surgery patient who is receiving at least 5 days of physical and occupational therapy and a nursing assistant is assisting the patient with ADLs and walking the patient in the evenings. Can we count the nursing assistant’s time as restorative nursing time?

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