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Reader Question:
Know Whether Melatonin Counts as Medication

Question: One of the residents in my facility uses melatonin a few times a week. Do I code that as a medication in Section N on the MDS? Kansas Subscriber Answer: Although melatonin comes in pill form and in a pill bottle, you should not code it in Section N (Medications) or anywhere else on the MDS. “Herbal and alternative [...]

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