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Post-Acute Care Tools from AAPACN

Check out this continually growing list of free downloadable tools created by AAPACN nurse experts. These tools will help you and your team get on the same page with changing regulations, interrupted stay issues, and survey readiness. Want access to all AAPACN articles? Learn more about AAPACN and AAPACN membership.


  • Prepare for a Collaboration with Therapy Using SBAR
    Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual states that every resident must receive treatment and care to promote the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. This optimal treatment and care requires collaboration. When the …
  • MDS Coding Criteria for Restorative Nursing Programs
    Restorative nursing programs must meet specific criteria to code on the MDS. Failure to meet these criteria will result in inability to capture restorative nursing on the MDS. Nurse assessment coordinators can use the MDS …
  • Mock Abuse Drill Toolkit
    When an abuse situation occurs, staff must know how to respond and must do so in a timely manner. Opportunities to practice enable staff to sharpen their responses to these events. AAPACN’s Mock Abuse Drill …
  • Documentation Template: Isolation for Active Infectious Disease
    The strict coding criteria for O0110M1, Isolation or quarantine for active infectious disease, requires precise documentation to support the MDS. AAPACN’s new Documentation Template: Isolation for Active Infectious Disease tool can help nurse assessment coordinators …
  • MDS 3.0 Final Validation Reports Quick Facts and Resources
    Nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) are responsible for the coordination and completion of the MDS assessments; however, to ensure these assessments are accepted without error into the National Submissions Database, the Final Validation Report must also …
  • AAPACN’s Nursing Department Culture Assessment and Improvement Worksheet
    To improve staff retention, the director of nursing services (DNS) and administrator should regularly assess the nursing department’s culture. AAPACN’s Nursing Department Culture Assessment and Improvement Worksheet can help the DNS and administrator review multiple …
  • 2024 Five-Star and Care Compare MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Data Periods
    Care Compare refreshes MDS 3.0 Quality Measure (QM) data quarterly in January, April, July, and October with the most recent four full quarters of data. AAPACN’s 2024 Five-Star and Care Compare MDS 3.0 Quality Measure …
  • Dialysis Communication Sheet
    It’s important to communicate regularly with the dialysis partner regarding a resident’s status for continuity of care. The facility should communicate certain details to the dialysis partner and vice versa on days the resident has …
  • PDPM At-a-Glance Tool
    The PDPM At-a-Glance tool breaks down the complex methodology of each component used in the Patient-Driven Payment Model—physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech-language pathology (SLP), non-therapy ancillaries (NTA), and nursing. This tool provides key …
  • MDS Daily Startup for the NAC Backup Tool
    When the nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) goes on vacation, there’s a lot to keep track of while they are out of office. The MDS Daily Startup for the NAC Backup tool is intended to help …
  • MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for PDPM and SNF QRP – Updated Tool
    Do you know what MDS items impact reimbursement under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) or the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)? Use this quick guide, MDS Items Impacting Reimbursement for PDPM and …
  • Sections K and O Assessment Periods
    Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added columns for MDS items K0520 and O0110 to assess services provided “on admission” and “at discharge.” This change results in different assessment …
  • 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 …
  • OBRA Scheduling Tools for Calendar Year 2024
    AAPACN offers two great tools to assist nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) in scheduling OBRA assessments. Be prepared for 2024 with these two tools that are free to members: This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN …
  • The Dietitian’s Role in Nursing and Reimbursement
    To meet residents’ individualized needs, the director of nursing services (DNS) requires the expertise of many healthcare professionals working collaboratively, including the dietitian. This tool provides guidance on how to enhance collaboration between the nursing …
  • Patient Health Questionnaire Completion Determination
    Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the full Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 will only be completed if the resident responds to the gateway PHQ-2 questions in a certain way. The Patient Health Questionnaire Completion Determination chart clarifies …
  • MDS Data Collection for the NAC Tool
    Do you have an organized approach to collect MDS data during the 7- and 14-day look-back periods? AAPACN’s MDS Data Collection for the NAC tool provides an organized approach to gathering supporting data from the …
  • Medical Record Audit: New Admission/Readmission
    The admission process can be lengthy, and staff can miss important details. Use the Medical Record Audit: New Admission/Readmission checklist to ensure the facility has obtained critical information from newly admitted and readmitted residents and …
  • Section M Pressure Ulcer/Injury: Algorithms for Present on Admission
    Properly coding pressure ulcers or injuries can be tricky. AAPACN’s Section M Pressure Ulcer/Injury: Algorithms for Present on Admission helps guide the assessor on whether to code present on admission in variety of situations.     …
  • Provider ICD-10-CM Documentation Tip Sheet for Long-Term Care
    ICD-10-CM coding requires consistent and complete documentation from the provider (physician/nonphysician practitioner) to support all aspects and specific details of the diagnosis. This AAPACN Provider ICD-10-CM Documentation Tip Sheet for Long-Term Care tool serves as …
  • Nurse Assessment Coordinator FTE Calculator Tool FY 2024
    AAPACN has re-released the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC) FTE Calculator for SNF leaders to estimate the time needed to complete assessments as well as project how many hours the NAC needs for meetings and other …
  • Beneficiary Notice Guidelines Tool
    Are you confused about which beneficiary notices are needed and when? The Beneficiary Notice Guidelines tool lists scenarios that you might run into, clarifying exactly what notices are needed to reduce the risk of claim denials and …
  • Section GG 3-Day Assessment Periods and Algorithm
    Effective Oct. 1, 2023, section GG will be required on all OBRA and PPS assessments for all long-term care residents. This results in many different section GG assessment periods depending on the assessment type(s). The …
  • Section GG Data Collection Tool
    AAPACN has updated the Section GG 3-Day Data Collection Tool to include all of the new self-care and mobility items effective Oct. 1, 2023. This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN individual members may download …
  • Learning Timeline for AAPACN Education and Resources
    Are you considering advancing your career and looking to gain knowledge to be successful in your next role? Or are you already in the position you love but looking to improve your knowledge for additional …
  • Business Case Template
    There are times when the nursing department needs new solutions or process changes to enhance resident care or improve staff workload. Often, these are high-cost solutions that require approval from the governing body, executive staff, …
  • Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination Toolkit
    The flu season is here, and yearly vaccination is a key component of an infection control program. The Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination Toolkit will assist the director of nursing services (DNS) with auditing influenza and …
  • When MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Triggers Start and Stop
    Nurse assessment coordinators can use AAPACN’s When MDS 3.0 Quality Measure Triggers Start and Stop quick guide to determine when a resident will start and stop triggering an MDS 3.0 Quality Measure (QM) based on …
  • Guide to Primary iQIES Reports for the Director of Nursing Services
    A systematic approach to utilizing the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES), (formerly CASPER), reports is necessary for QAPI, survey readiness, and reimbursement. While there are numerous reports available via iQIES, this tool highlights …
  • Infection Preventionist Job Description
    The infection preventionist (IP), under the direction of the director of nursing services (DNS), is responsible for the development, implementation, direction, and operation of the facility’s infection prevention and control program (IPCP). The IP’s responsibilities …
  • Substantive Changes to the Final MDS Nursing Home Item Sets
    On April 3, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final MDS Nursing Home Item Sets version 1.18.11. Nursing homes will be required to implement the new item sets—with their many …
  • Submission to iQIES Checklist
    Are your MDS assessments and tracking forms ready for submission to the national database? This checklist will prepare users to submit MDS item sets in the electronic health record (EHR) to the Centers for Medicare …
  • Skilled Nursing Facility COVID-19 Related Waivers At-a-Glance
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued several blanket waivers and updates during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). While many of these waivers have already been terminated, several will remain in place …
  • Emergency Crash Cart Checklist and Crash Cart Daily Signature Log
    Emergency crash carts need to be ready at all times to use in case of an emergency. Use AAPACN’s Emergency Crash Cart Checklist and Crash Cart Daily Signature Log to ensure that readiness. For permission …
  • NAC Quick Reference Guide to the End of the COVID-19 PHE Waivers
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023. The end of the PHE declaration also marks the end of temporary waivers …
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donning and Doffing Competency Tool
    Understanding how to put on (don) and remove (doff) personal protective equipment (PPE) will be critical in mitigating risk for COVID-19. Download AAPACN’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donning and Doffing Competency Tool.
  • Hand Hygiene Competency Tool
    Properly washing hands and performing hand hygiene is an essential skill every healthcare worker (HCW) must possess. The AAPACN Hand Hygiene Competency Tool can assist nurse leaders documenting achievement of competence with this skill.
  • Prepare for a Conversation with Leadership Using SBAR
    Nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) work in a unique role. They have the responsibility of managing the MDS but are often not in supervisory position over the interdisciplinary team members that complete portions of the MDS. …
  • Schizophrenia Care Planning Checklist by Federal Source
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced they would be conducting audits on MDS coding of residents with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. With the increased scrutiny of this diagnosis, nurse assessment coordinators …
  • Retaining Talent: Check-In with New Employee Template
    When new employees see their leader is invested in their success, including proficiency in their job performance as well as becoming a part of team, the odds of retaining the employee increase dramatically. AAPACN’s Retaining …
  • Medicare Medical Review Contractors Overview
    Since the Medicare program is heavily monitored for improper payments to protect the Medicare Trust Fund, it is likely your facility will experience a medical review by a Medicare contractor. The AAPACN Medicare Medical Review …
  • Medical Record Alert Sheet
    While completing MDS assessments, nurse assessment coordinators can monitor for regulatory compliance during the chart review. If compliance issues arise, leadership should be notified to correct them. NACs can utilize AAPACN’s Medical Record Alert Sheet …
  • Bed Safety Guide
    It is important that a resident’s bed is in good working condition to maintain safety and provide the highest quality of care for the resident. Utilize AAPACN’S Bed Safety Guide to ensure each bed in …
  • Preparing for Section G Retirement: Care Plan Updates
    CMS has announced the retirement of section G, activities of daily living with the MDS item set version 1.18.11, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2023. To prepare for this change, nurse assessment coordinators can …
  • SAMPLE Task List for the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC)
    The new nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) may be overwhelmed with the numerous tasks required of the position. To ease some of this burden, AAPACN developed the Sample Task List for the Nurse Assessment Coordinator tool …
  • OBRA Scheduling Tools for Calendar Year 2023
    AAPACN offers two great tools to assist nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) in scheduling OBRA assessments. Be prepared for 2023 with these two tools that are free to members: For permission to use or reproduce this …
  • Laboratory Test Tool
    AAPACN’s Laboratory Test Tool provides useful knowledge to nurses regarding the most widely ordered laboratory tests. Areas of knowledge include components of each test, reasons the physician may order the laboratory test, if the resident …
  • MDS Trickle-Down Effect
    MDS data has a substantial impact on many different facility outcomes; however, communicating just how important this data is can be a daunting task. Using a water pipeline analogy, the AAPACN MDS Trickle-Down Effect tool …
  • Skilled or Not? Tool – REVISED
    Understanding the technical and skilled level care requirements for Medicare A is always a challenge. We’ve broken down the process with our Skilled or Not? tool. For permission to use or reproduce this article in full or …
  • NAC Job Description
    The nurse assessment coordinator’s role in ensuring compliance with complex federal requirements is paramount to the success of the financial operations of a facility and the care of residents. Use this NAC Job Description, to …
  • Guide to Key MDS-Related CASPER Reports for the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC) Tool
    A systematic approach to utilizing the CASPER reports is necessary for monitoring Quality Measures, managing MDS assessments, and reimbursement. While there are numerous reports available via CASPER, AAPACN’s Guide to Key MDS-Related CASPER Reports for …
  • IPA Algorithm Tool
    Do you and the interdisciplinary team know when an Interim Payment Assessment (IPA) is warranted? In AAPACN’s IPA Algorithm tool, find out the steps you’ll need to take in the event that there is a …
  • Drug Regimen Review Quick Guide
    Help your clinical team to understand the MDS Drug Regimen Review (DRR) process and to identify clinically significant medication issues that need immediate physician follow-up. Use the Drug Regimen Review Quick Guide tool to shore …
  • COVID-19 Diagnosis Flow Chart for FY 2023
    The complexities of assigning codes for COVID-19 and associated manifestations can be a confusing process. The AAPACN COVID-19 Diagnosis Flow Chart tool uses chapter-specific coding guidance for FY 2023 and will assist the user to …
  • Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Audit Tool
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) requires PBJ data to be submitted at least quarterly. It is imperative that this data is accurate as it is publicly reported and impacts the Five Star …
  • PDPM FY2023: MDS Nurse FTE Calculator Tool
    AAPACN has re-released the MDS Nurse FTE Calculator for SNF leaders to estimate the time needed to complete assessments as well as project how many hours the NAC needs for meetings and other duties for fiscal …
  • 10 Fast Facts About Trauma-Informed Care Tool
    Do you know what trauma-informed care is and who is at risk? In AAPACN’s 10 Fast Facts About Trauma-Informed Care tool, you’ll get the quick and important details you need to know about trauma-informed care in …
  • Discharge Process Checklist
    Discharge planning is the process of transitioning a resident from the facility to a lower level of care. The goal of each discharge is to establish a person-centered discharge plan that prevents avoidable readmissions to …
  • Five-Star Staffing Measures Scoring and Methodology Tool
    The July 2022 Care Compare refresh reflected a major overhaul of how the Five-Star Staffing stars are calculated. The staffing domain is now based on six staffing measures, three based on hours per resident day …
  • Interrupted Stay Tracker Tool
    For Medicare residents, nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) need to determine whether an interrupted stay has occurred and ensure that the correct MDS assessments, both OBRA and PPS, are in place. AAPACN’s Interrupted Stay Tracker tool …
  • Interrupted Stay Policy Quick Guide
    The interrupted stay policy designates that a Medicare stay is considered a continuous stay when it is interrupted by less than three non-covered days. AAPACN’s Interrupted Stay Policy Quick Guide provides the key facts for …
  • Interrupted Stay Flow Chart
    Determining whether an interrupted stay has occurred can be a challenge, especially when so many different factors must be considered. AAPACN’s enhanced  Interrupted Stay Flow Chart will help nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) navigate different scenarios to …
  • Medicare A2400C Algorithm with the NPE and Interrupted Stay
    AAPACN has adapted the A2400C flow chart from section A of the RAI User’s Manual to show how A2400C impacts how the nurse assessment coordinator (NAC) schedules the PPS Part A Discharge assessment and how …
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Meeting Tools
    QAPI is a data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of care, life, and services for residents. A QAPI meeting is an opportunity for the QAA/QAPI Steering Committee to discuss performance of the full scope …
  • Quick Facts – SNF QRP Proposed Measure: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) measure that will potentially be included in FY 2025 program year. The Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among …
  • Mandatory Training Checklist
    Government entities require mandatory staff trainings to be completed at least annually. AAPACN’s Mandatory Training Checklist is intended to assist the facility leader in ensuring staff have completed mandated trainings per facility policy. For permission …
  • 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 …
  • Stay Interview Template and Action Plan
    A stay interview is a conversation between the manager and employee to learn why the employee continues to choose the company as their place of employment—what keeps them coming back every day. Moreover, it’s an …
  • 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 …
  • Hospice Collaboration Toolkit
    The Hospice Collaboration Toolkit assists facility leaders to understand hospice services and provides guidance on how to enhance collaboration, thus improving the quality of care and the quality of life for residents nearing end-of-life experience. …
  • 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 …
  • Stretch and SMART Goal Setting Worksheet Tool
    Goal setting for personal, professional, and organizational growth is a proven tactic to help individuals and teams achieve higher performance. Nurse leaders can use this worksheet to help their team or themselves develop a stretch …
  • Admission Sample Questionnaire Tool
    This conversation starter will help your team learn more about a new residents’ interests, routines, and goals and engage the resident in their care planning right from admission. AAPACN’s Admission Sample Questionnaire tool (print) can …
  • Morning Stand-Up Meeting Minutes Tool
    Morning stand-up is meant to be a brief meeting (15 minutes or less) to exchange information that affects the operations of multiple departments on that given day. The information exchanged should be shared with the …
  • Emergency Drills: Code and Elopement Toolkit
    When emergency events happen, such as cardiac and respiratory arrest or an elopement, it is imperative that staff know how to respond. Nurse leadership should provide opportunities for staff to practice and perfect their response …
  • NAC Preparation Guide for the Triple Check Meeting Tool
    Gathering all of the necessary reports for the triple check meeting is a lot for nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) to keep track of. Use the AAPACN’s NAC Preparation Guide for the Triple Check Meeting to …
  • SNF QRP Quick Facts Tools
    Two new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) measures become effective Oct. 1, 2021—the COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) and the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Requiring Hospitalization. AAPACN has put together the …
  • Nurse Aide (CNA) In-Service Training and Competency Tracker Tool
    F947, Required in-service training for nurse aides, requires that each certified nursing assistant (CNA) complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training per year starting on the CNA’s hire date. Nurse leaders can customize …
  • Interview Template Tool
    Nurse leaders want to hire candidates with the right characteristics and talents necessary to be successful in their jobs. AAPACN’s new Interview Template Tool allows the nurse leader to customize the desired characteristics and talents, …
  • COVID-19 Diagnosis Coding Guidance Timeline for Auditing Claims Diagnosis Coding Tool
    Recently, CMS resumed medical reviews for Medicare claims for dates of service after March 2020; however, it may be difficult for facility staff to audit COVID-19-related diagnoses due to how frequently guidance was updated from …
  • Maximizing Your Pharmacy’s Benefits Tool
    AAPACN’s latest set of tools provides nurse leaders with guidance on how to best utilize the pharmacy’s services and expertise and assists nurse leaders to collaborate with the pharmacist and maximize his or her expertise …
  • Interim Payment Assessment Considerations Tool
    A question that comes up often lately for nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) is, “Should I do an IPA?” The assessment is optional, which can also make deciding when to complete one a challenge. Depending on …
  • Guide to Resident-at-Risk
    by AAPACN To meet the needs of medically complex residents, a holistic, individualized approach to care is required, including when a resident is at risk for a decline or change in condition. This guide provides …
  • AAPACN Onboarding Essentials: Welcoming Staff to Promote Retention Tool
    Retaining a talented workforce is a top priority; to achieve this goal, leaders must create a welcoming onboarding experience. This toolkit presents education for department managers and administration as well as tools leaders can use …
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Retention Tip Sheet Tool
    Leadership significantly affects CNA retention. To improve your facility’s CNA retention, as a leader, use the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Retention Tip Sheet that outlines the five leadership principles and 10 actions to help leaders …
  • Survey Readiness: Critical Element Pathways, Observations, Reviews, and Policy Calendar Tool
    Surveyors use critical element pathways (CEPs) to work through the steps of their investigation and to determine compliance with several federal regulations. In addition to CEPs, other tools including observational guides are also used to …
  • Employee File Audit Sheet
    All long-term care facilities must compile and maintain a personnel file and a medical file for each employee. AAPACN’s Employee File Audit Sheet is intended to assist facility leaders in their review of the employee …
  • COVID-19 Tools from AAPACN
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPACN is developing several tools and resources to help LTPAC providers. The tools and resources available to date include: Updated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donning and Doffing Competency Tool COVID-19: …
  • COVID-19 Tools From AAPACN
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAPACN is developing several tools and resources to help LTPAC providers. The tools and resources available to date include: Updated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donning and Doffing Competency Tool COVID-19: …
  • Weekly Medication Storage Inspection Tool
    Correct medication storage is a component of the nurse leader’s responsibility and should be part of their rounds. The AAPACN Weekly Medication Storage Inspection tool assists the reviewer to conduct inspections for compliance, and also …
  • Comprehensive Diagnosis Collection Flow Chart Tool
    ICD-10-CM coding plays a substantial role in the accuracy of Medicare reimbursement under PDPM. However, collecting this information often requires a lot of research and queries or clarifications with the resident’s physician. AAPACN’s Comprehensive Diagnosis …
  • Daily Clinical Rounds Tool
    Daily clinical rounds allow the nurse leader opportunities to connect with staff and residents, gain valuable information, reinforce consistency of standards, and model clinical leadership behaviors. The AAPACN Daily Clinical Rounds tool assists the nurse …
  • Physician Certification Tracker Tool
    AAPACN’s Interactive Physician Certification Tracker adjusts the certification signature due dates when the data entered indicates that a resident had an interrupted stay. This tool will help ensure your team remains in compliance with physician …
  • Guide to a Successful Meeting Tool
    Meetings are a normal and necessary part of daily operations, but it is important to spend the time wisely so that the meeting achieves its intended purpose. AAPACN’s Guide to a Successful Meeting tool will …
  • Investigation Checklist Tool
    Investigations are a necessary component of a facility’s operations. They aid the nurse leader by establishing the facts of the situation, identifying opportunities to improve care and services, and mitigating further safety, legal, and compliance …
  • Quick Guide to LTC Critical Element (CE) Pathways for the NAC Tool
    Surveyors are required to use the critical element pathways in assessing compliance with federal requirements. Do you know what pathways the NAC needs to know? Find them all in one place in AAPACN’s latest Quick …
  • Policy and Procedure Review and Development Guide Tool
    Policies and procedures are essential to the operation of your organization because they provide written structure and clarity for employees and inform all staff of the expectations for how to go about the work they …
  • CGS Additional Development Request Timeliness Calculators Tool
    In May 2019, CGS Administrators, LLC. posted two Additional Development Request Timeliness Calculators (Part A and Part B). Use these tools to help you determine the date ADR documentation should be received by the Medicare …
  • Comprehensive Person-Centered Care Plan Audit Tool and Care Planning Cheat Sheet
    The care plan should reflect a resident’s goals for health and wellness, and what the clinical team is doing to help the resident achieve those goals. AAPACN’s §483.21 Comprehensive Person-Centered Care Planning Cheat Sheet provides …
  • PDPM Case-Mix Group Conversion to HIPPS Characters Tool
    The nurse assessment coordinator and team members can easily convert the case-mix groups achieved under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) to the five-digit Medicare billing code by using the PDPM Case-Mix Group Conversion to HIPPS …