April 1st Changes

Our latest release included changes to implement the CMS April 1st updates.

Changes to CareWatch®:

  • Change the Entry Form
  • Update edits per CMS, adding 18 new edits
  • Change RUG version
  • All new PDF forms
  • Change ADL Watch Page (On straight discharge assessments dated after 04/01/12, support is no longer scored and therefore ADL scores are not calculated.)
  • Change Weight Watch Page (Now tracking nutritional approaches for both residents and nonresidents, and 5% weight change in 30 days or 10% in 180 days.)
  • Change MDS Details:
    • Section A with A050 added
    • Section G with G0110×2 deleted
    • Section K0310 and K0510A-Z additions
    • Section N-410A-G additions
    • Section Q deletions and additions
  • Revised help pages

Changes to UBWatch™ and Change of Therapy:

  • The UB requires corresponding assessments and ARD dates
  • Need to report all assessments during the payment period including change of therapy
  • Start dates and end dates are reported
  • Discharge dates must match

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