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MDS Alert

Item Focus:
Resident's Impact on Self and Others

How do you judge ‘significant’ impact in E0500 and E0600? The MDS encourages SNF staff to evaluate a resident’s behavioral symptoms through observation of how those behaviors affect the resident and others, and to record those instances in items E0500 (Impact on Resident) and E0600 (Impact on Others). But the MDS language is a little vague, and you may not [...]