The purpose of the MDS Coordinator is to assure that all residents of the facility are properly entered into the MDS system and all assessments and care plans are performed in a timely manner in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations. That all Nursing and supporting therapy documentation support the resident’s diagnosis, level of acuity, and treatment. Working with the admission personnel, assure that all residents admitted and/or treated are classified appropriately according to diagnosis, acuity and payer source.
The specific responsibilities of this position are described in the Essential Functions.
RN/LVN with valid license in the state of employment.
Familiar with rules and regulations, and entry of MDS information related to Medicare/Medicaid.
Strong assessment, clinical skills, and the ability to evaluate the quality of the resident documentation.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Clinical experience in Long Term Care and/or Medicare setting.
The following represents the essential functions of this job to be used to determine if an individual with a physical of mental impairment can perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodation. The other functions listed may be required of all other staff in the position.
All essential functions should be reviewed with the Supervisor every six month and new goals established if results are not meeting expectations.
This description has been prepared to assist in evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, and working conditions. It indicates the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this classification. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. Nothing contained herein is intended or shall be construed to create or constitute a contract of employment between any employee or group of employees and the Employer. The Employer retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper
Assure that all MDS information is entered per schedule and in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.
Work with the DON, Charge Nurses and various other departments who contribute to the residents MDS assessment to review and evaluate the information to determine the accuracy and applicable level of care.
Assure all assessments and documentation is completed per schedule by all nursing and supporting therapies in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.
Monitor lab results, 24-Hour reports, orders, and other applicable information that may influence the resident’s acuity, treatment, diagnosis, and classification and make changes in the MDS as appropriate.
Assure resident care plans are completed and updated timely in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.
Coordinate the assessment schedule with the interdisplinary team to ensure timeliness of assessments and maximize reimbursement for all Medicare PPS assessments.
Participate in the weekly Medicare Meetings and provide the MDS and skilled service information to the participants in the meeting.
Report all opportunities to improve and enhance resident care, substandard documentation, late assessments, non-compliance with treatment schedules and/or therapies and all other related information to the Administrator and DON.
Assure that the physician orders, weights, and other pertinent information is updated in the MDS computer system daily and the monthly physician orders are printed and checked before the last day of each month.
Maintains compliance with requirements in compliance program/plan
All other duties are assigned