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Understanding MDS Item B0700 (Makes Self Understood)

B0700 (Makes Self Understood) may seem like a small item on the MDS; however, it’s not insignificant, it’s mighty. B0700 is the ability of your resident to express or communicate needs, and yet there’s so much more to it than that.

Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP, and AANAC curriculum development specialist, reviews this important MDS item in more depth in the video below, dispelling the simplification that is often assumed when coding B0700, and invites you to
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