With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing the new MDS 3.0 Section GG, it is important that those professionals involved in the assessment and coding process have a strong understanding of the new items. Section GG requires vital data that will assist in facilitating coordinated care efforts that will ultimately improve patient outcomes.
This course is designed to provide professionals with an understanding of the intent of Section GG, identify the 16 new items in the section, when and how to code those items, and the period in which they should be assessed.
This Seminar-on-demand is 1 contact hours in length (check your state approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession)
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- Section GG:
- Implications and impact
- Reasons for new requirements
- New items
- Time time frame for completion upon admission and prior to discharge
- What each item represents.
- proper coding for resident status.
- Steps for Assessment:
- The term "helper".
- When the assessor should assess each item.
- Tasks associated to the residents performance
- Section GG Accuracy:
- Items and codes in relation to scenarios.
- Identify the components of each item.
- Resident's condition in relation to each item.
- When each item should be assessed.
- The code in relation to the activity
- Tasks associated with the self-care items in GG0130.
- Tasks associated with mobility GG0170.
Course Goals & Objectives:
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional on Section GG codes.
Professional Objectives: At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
Identify the intent of Section GG
- Identify the look-back period for each item.
- List the rational for each item
- Identify the steps for assessment for each item.
- Recognize accurately coded Section GG Scenarios
- Identify proper assessment codes for each item.
- Recognize terms and activities associated with each item.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Jennifer Angel is employed by Daybreak Venture and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.