[On-demand webinar] MDS 3.0 Section GG: Completion and coding requirements

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Section GG training for MDS 3.0 - Free on-demand webinar

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn the details of upcoming Oct. 1 MDS 3.0 changes surrounding Section GG.

On Sept. 16, SimpleLTC in partnership with Texas Medicaid Coalition and Relias Learning, hosted one of our most popular webinars yet, covering the upcoming Section GG changes for MDS 3.0. We’re now providing the recorded webinar as a service to all providers, as our industry prepares for the significant changes that Oct. 1 will bring.

Here’s what one attendee said:

“This took the mystery out of Section GG. Thank you SimpleLTC for yet another timely and informative webinar!”Webinar attendee

What you’ll learn in this webinar

On Oct. 1, SNF providers will begin completing a new section of the MDS 3.0: Section GG – Functional Abilities and Goals. Section GG will be required in order to successfully collect data to calculate a new Quality Measure as part of the SNF Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). In this webinar, you’ll learn details of the new completion requirements, coding rules and get an overview of the QMs impacted by this new MDS section.

Topics include:

  • Component parts of Section GG
  • Completion requirements related to Section GG
  • Content, definitions and coding of Section GG
  • Overview of Function QM used in the QRP

[On-demand webinar] MDS 3.0 Section GG: Completion and coding requirements

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About our speaker

Ron Orth is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience in the healthcare field with 15 of those years in the long-term care industry. His presentations on Medicare regulations, PPS, MDS and other topics of interest to the long-term care industry have been featured throughout the United States and in Canada.

Webinar sponsors

This webinar is presented free of charge to all long-term care providers, courtesy of Texas Medicaid Coalition and SimpleLTC. There will be no sales pitch involved. The content will not be state-specific, and is applicable to all SNFs and personnel responsible for MDS accuracy and compliance.

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7 Comments on “[On-demand webinar] MDS 3.0 Section GG: Completion and coding requirements”

  1. I have a question regarding the GG care plans . I have heard a couple of references made that care plans will have to be put in place addressing the discharge goals . I was wanting to clarify if this is requiring that we set up complete care plans related to specific GG section for admission status and discharge goal or are we just including the discharge goals into our already care plans that we put into place related to patient potential/ actual problems .
    Thank you , Marsha Lynn RN Care Plan Coordinator in Alabama

    1. We posed your question to one of our experts at Briggs Healthcare. The answer to your question is the latter. You do not have to set up specific care plans relative to Section GG but rather incorporate the discharge goals you encoded in GG into the resident’s care plan. You will be addressing either self-care and/or mobility in those care plans so it makes sense to include the discharge goal from Section GG into the care plan for that area. Care plan goals have always been required to be specific and measurable. Establishing a discharge goal from one or more elements in Section GG should be pretty straightforward and easy to write as the coding is very specific. As a reminder, CMS requires a minimum of one discharge goal be established from either self-care or mobility in Section GG in order to fulfill the requirement for that SNF QRP measure. The IDT can certainly establish additional discharge goals. If the team does that, they need to ensure that every discharge goal is easily located on the resident’s plan of care as survey teams will be looking for that going forward after Oct. 1.

  2. Can I get clarification regarding admission dates of residents and GG? We had a new Med A arrive to our facility on 9/28/16. Should we have to fill out Section GG on her for her 5-day which was 10/5/16?

    1. Hi Andrea — Per our Section GG webinar presenter: “Any assessment with an ARD of 10/1 or later will have Section GG active. So it will either need to be completed or dashed out in order to close the assessment. If the organization has the information, I would complete it. If not they can dash. The resident would not be used in the QRP since they were admitted prior to 10/1 thus no negative impact for dashing.”

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