IMPORTANT Last Minute Change to MDS Coding Rule
Posted Monday, October 1, 2018
CMS released a last minute change to coding Major Surgery in Section J. Instead of 3 criteria to code, there are now only 2 (general anesthesia removed) which are:
- Hospital stay of at least 1 overnight AND
- The surgery carried some degree of risk to the resident’s life or the potential for severe disability.
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