Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CMS Releases New Training Video Resources for Coding MDS Item GG0130A. Eating

Dan Ciolek

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a short video tutorial on October 17, 2019 to assist providers with coding the Minimum Data Set (MDS) GG0130A. Eating item. This item impacts the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) resident classification per-diem rates as well as the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) self-care outcomes measures.  This 6-minute video is designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios.  It could be useful for nursing, nursing assistant, and therapy staff training purposes.  Complete instructions for coding the MDS GG0130A item are located in Chapter 3 of the MDS-RAI manual v1.17.1 (October 2019) that can be accessed here.

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