In response to updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Powerback Rehabilitation has integrated additional critical elements into our electronic documentation system. Including these data elements facilitates strategic collaboration through accurately capturing resident characteristics to support individualized care plan development and clinical reimbursement.

Our comprehensive evaluation(s) include discipline-specific data elements of:

  • Section A: Identification Information
    Transportation (A1250) *
  • Section B: Hearing, Speech, and Vision
    Hearing (B0200, B0300)
    Speech (B0600, B0700, B0800)
    Vision (B1000, B1200)
    Health Literacy (B1300)
  • Section C: Cognitive Patterns
    Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) (Section C0100 - C0500)
  • Section D: Mood
    Resident Mood Interview (PHQ-2 to 9©) (D0100 - D0160)
    Social Isolation (D0700)
  • Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals
    O Prior Functioning: Everyday Activities (GG0100)
    Prior Device Use (GG0110)
    Functional Limitation in ROM (GG0115)
    Mobility Devices (GG0120)
    Self Care (GG0130)
    Mobility (GG0170)
  • Section I: Active Diagnoses
    SLP-Related Comorbidities
    Complexities noted during the evaluation
  • Section J: Health Conditions
    Pain (J0200 - J0530)
    Shortness of breath (J1100)
  • Section K: Swallowing/Nutritional Status
    Swallowing (K0100)

Recognizing that the MDS data needs to be comprehensive and accurately reflect a resident’s status, Powerback Rehabilitation partners with facilities to collaborate and support the coding of the MDS through documentation, use of communication tools, and participation in center meetings. For more information, please reach out to your Powerback Rehabilitation partners.

Contribution to additionally identified data elements will begin in October 2023!

* awaiting NACHC approval

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