MDS Focused Audit: The Eye of Uncle Sam is Upon You

  • 30 Jun 2016
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • webinar


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In response to various reports, in particular the report form the Office of the Inspector General, CMS has initiated several audits which narrows the focus of the surveyors to one or two specific areas.  One of these is the MDS Focused Audit which examines how the facility has structured the completion and processing of the RAI/MDS and the accuracy of the information documented on this form.  Because of the impact of this review on the facility, the survey process, the quality measures, etc. the Assessment Coordinator and Administration should understand how the audit is conducted and initiate measures to ensure the accuracy of the data.



Mary Ann P. Leonard, RHIA, RAC-CT

Mary Ann P. Leonard, RHIA, RAC-CT owner and operator of Health Information Professionals, a health information management consulting company.  Health Information Professionals holds contracts for HIM consulting services with over 100 facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.  A graduate of Temple University’s Health Information Management program, Mary Ann has worked as a Medical Records Consultant in long term care for over 3 decades.  She has conducted educational programs on various medical records related topics and conducts the medical record portion of the Nursing Home Administration program for the Institute for Continuing Education and Research (ICER) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the York College NHA program in York, Pennsylvania.  She has presented on a number of HIM related topics for the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association, the New Jersey Health Information Management Association, the Long Term Care Spring Conference sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association and various other professional associations. She has successfully completed the AANAC Assessment Coordinator certificate program and update.  Mary Ann is also active in the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association and the American Health Information Management Association by holding various positions and membership in the Long Term Care Practice/Continuity of Care Council.  She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer.   She is a founding and charter member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators and has held positions within the Association including Board member, advisor and Committee Chair.  She has also held positions with the PHIMA including, but not limited to, Secretary, Education Chair and Conference Chair.



This activity has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The PANAC Education Committee has determined there is no conflict of interest in this presentation.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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