Harrisburg, PA, April 06, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- LW Consulting, Inc., a national healthcare consulting firm providing operational, financial, strategic, regulatory and compliance services to long term care facilities, healthcare attorneys, hospitals and physicians, and home health agencies announces a free, 1-hour, 3-part webinar series on achieving MDS accuracy.
In FY 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) began a nationwide pilot implementation of its MDS Focused Surveys and found that approximately 45% of nursing home citations were related to the MDS. Achieving MDS accuracy is important to ensure you are properly assessing a resident’s functional needs and health conditions. Inaccuracies can lead to survey deficiencies, governmental audits and inquiries—potentially resulting in your facility being flagged for unnecessary medical services or not appropriately being reimbursed for services delivered.
This webinar series will take place on April 20, May 25, and June 29 from 12-1pm EST. It is free and open to the public.
Part 1: Section M – Skin Conditions (April 20, 2017 from 12-1pm EST):
• The intent of Section M
• How to code Section M accurately
• How to define the differences between present on admission and not present on admission
Part 2: Section J – Health Conditions (May 25, 2017 from 12-1pm EST):
• The intent of Section J
• How to code Section J accurately
• How to conduct the pain assessment interview
Part 3: Section C and D – Cognitive Patterns and Mood (June 29, 2017 from 12-1pm EST):
• The intent of Section C and D
• How to code C and D accurately
• Effective interview techniques and how to conduct assessments
To register, please visit: https://www.lw-consult.com/events/april-20-free-webinar-achieving-mds-accuracy.
About LW Consulting, Inc.: LW Consulting, Inc. is a national healthcare consulting firm, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, with an additional office in South Carolina. Our strong team of industry experts are dedicated to solving problems and generating opportunities for clients. Whether its payment reform; regulatory and compliance; executive search and interim placement; coaching, training and education; litigation support; clinical advisory; or business and financial advisory; our team of consultants possess the diverse and deep experience needed to navigate challenging times.