Resident Cognitive Level Determination: For the SLP and Nursing Components Under PDPM

If the BIMS interview is not completed, the PDPM Cognitive Level will be used to determine cognitive impairment under the SLP and Nursing components of PDPM. AAPACN has updated its Resident Cognitive Level Determination Tool to help nurse assessment coordinators better understand the differences between SLP and Nursing PDPM Cognitive Level scoring.  For permission to …

Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 Related Waivers At-a-Glance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued several blanket waivers and updates, as well as terminated selected waivers. AAPACN has developed the SNF COVID-The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued several blanket waivers and updates, as well as terminated selected waivers. AAPACN has updated …

Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Discharge Planning

Using social determinants of health (SDOH) when developing a resident’s discharge plan can help identify and address potential risks that could adversely affect the resident’s ability to safely discharge back to the community. AAPACN’s Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Discharge Planning tool provides insight into how assessing …

Updated AAPACN In-Service Education Tools

AAPACN’s expert-developed in-service education tools are user-friendly training documents to supplement your staff’s knowledge and get your team on the same page. Several of our in-service education tools have recently been updated with new approaches to learning and the latest information in the field. Boost your staff development program with these …

Crisis Mode: RAI Process Survival Checklist tool

Severe staffing shortages have led to nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) working the floor and not having the time to dedicate to the MDS and RAI process. When the facility is in a staffing crisis mode, there some key RAI processes that can be triaged to ensure the most basic of …

At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP Tool

With so many Quality Measures originating from three different payment initiative programs, it’s a lot to keep track of. AAPACN’s At-a-Glance QM, QRP, and VBP tool organizes all of the measures for you. This tool has been updated with the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures User’s Manual Version 15.0 (January 2022) and the …

Section GG Process Flow Chart Tool

The functional assessment coded in section GG often brings with it many questions— Should therapy complete this section? What type of documentation is needed? Can I use nurse aide documentation? How do we determine usual performance? The AAPACN Section GG Process Flow Chart will help your team establish a process …