Short-Term MDS Completion Services
Get caught up on your MDS assessments with our short-term completion assistance. Whether your MDS Coordinator is away or just needs some extra support, our team of specially trained MDS nurse experts can provide just the help you need.
Our MDS Completion Services
Our team of specially trained MDS nurse experts bring experience and an extensive understanding of Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements to help you stay current with your MDS completions – quickly and affordably.
Extra Hands for MDS
Does your MDS Coordinator need a little help to get back on track with MDS completion? Take advantage of an extra set of hands devoted solely to MDS.
Short-Term MDS Help
New hire or time off causing you to fall behind? Get caught up on your MDS completions and pay only for the hours you need – with no long-term commitment.
MDS Auditing & Verification
Need to confirm your MDS completions are being done correctly? Our expert checklist helps spot check the accuracy and reliability of your MDS.
What to Expect from MDS Consultants
No long term contracts or commitments.
Our team focuses on getting the job done and done right.
• At least one of our 50+ experts can start as soon as next Monday
• Depending on complexity and EHR software, we plan 1 to 4 hrs per MDS
• Our experience is that non- comprehensive MDS assessments take 1-2 hrs, while comprehensive assessments can be up to 3 hrs
• Care plan reviews are not included in these estimates
• You are only charged for the hours we work
• We only work on assigned assessments
• We invoice weekly for MDS Completion services
Just a few simple steps to get started:
1) Complete our agreement & deposit
2) Provide us with login access to your EHR
3) Meet with our Directors of Onboarding and Operations to finalize your plan
Why Get Help with MDS Completions
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized assessment tool used in long-term care settings to capture resident information. The MDS captures essential information about residents’ physical, mental, and psychosocial health, which is crucial for care planning, quality monitoring, and reimbursement.
MDS assessments directly impact PDPM and/or state case mix index reimbursement. Failing to complete MDS assessments punctually and comprehensively can result in delayed or decreased reimbursement
The MDS assessment is a key determinant of Five Star ratings for skilled nursing facilities. Our experienced and certified MDS experts bring a meticulous attention to detail and a thorough understanding of coding guidelines to positively impact your quality ratings.
The MDS provides a comprehensive snapshot of residents’ health, enabling appropriate care planning and clinical interventions. Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of every MDS is key to comprehensive care planning by the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
Still Have Questions About MDS Completion?
Browse these answers to some commonly asked questions about getting MDS assessments completed by our team.
How long have you been completing MDS assessments?
MDS Consultants began completing MDS assessments in 2008. Gloria Brent – our founder – did all the assessment until the service gained in popularity and she hired staff to help with MDS completion.
Is your staff comprised of independent contractors or employees?
The nurses who complete MDS assessments are 100% employees of MDS Consultants. All staff must complete our in-house training program before working with our clients. Even the highest credentialed employees are required to complete our training program before working with customers.
We ensure consistent service with a time-tested checklist and peer review. To maintain the highest standards of quality, we employ a Compliance officer who completes random internal audits on all of our staff work – regardless of how long they have worked for us.
How quickly will you start working after we get signed up?
Once you provide us with access to your Electronic Medical Record, we typically begin completing MDS Assessments within 24-48 hours after getting access to your system.
If we hired our own MDS Coordinator - will you help with training or auditing their work so we know we have the "right" person?
Hiring an MDS Coordinator. MDS Consultants provides 1:1 remote training of new employees you bring in to be your new MDS Coordinator. We can train the new MDS Coordinator and decrease our MDS completion time as they become more speedy and efficient over time.
Will you audit our staff?
Yes, we provide MDS Data Integrity Audits. We suggest that four (4) MDS Data Integrity Audits should be completed initially to see if the individual working on MDS completion needs further training. This audit provides a non-MDS professional with clear information to help them understand if their staff member is on the right track or requires more training.
Does MDS Consultants provide MDS 3.0 Certification Training?
If you wish to host an internal Certification Program at your facility, we can accommodate up to 20 people per class.
For our public enrollment classes, we provide one complimentary seat to each facility that volunteers to host our public class at their location.
Feel free to reach out to us at: 585-318-4030.