Section I – All You Need to Know!

  • January 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Event Phone: (954) MDS-3-ADL

What You’ll Learn

Section I of the MDS 3.0 requires the coding of the resident’s active diagnoses. An active diagnosis is a disease that has a direct relationship to the resident’s current functional status; cognitive status; mood or behavior status; and treatments and monitoring. The key word in Section I is “active”. What criteria is the NAC or MDS Coordinator required to code in Section I as an “active” diagnosis? Section I often has errors in coding. A resident’s primary medical condition category is the foundation of a resident’s Medicare Part A stay.

Join us for discussion of accuracy in coding a resident’s active diagnosis and primary medical condition category.

Attendees of this seminar will learn how to:

1) Review section I instructions the primary medical condition and other active diagnoses
2) Identify what criteria indicates an active diagnosis
3) Discuss errors in coding of diagnosis

Our Presenter – Jessica Stucin, RN, BSN, LNHA

Jessica has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years with a focus on long-term care after starting out in a critical care setting. In addition, Jessica has extensive experience as an MDS Coordinator and recently obtained her Nursing Home Administrator License.

Jessica has held various nursing positions such as clinical staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant director of nursing and Director of Nursing. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing, and completed the Core of Knowledge in Ohio. Jessica’s expertise is in MDS, care planning, survey process, quality measures, risk management, utilization review, clinical reimbursement and case mix.
Jessica Stucin

Who Is This For?

  • MDS / Nurse Assessment Coordinators
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Administrators
  • Members of the interdisciplinary team

Workshop Details

  • Schedule: 10:00 to 11:30 pm eastern time
  • Access instructions and course materials are emailed