MDS Coordinator Job Description

MDS Coordinator Job Description

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MDS coordinator provides in-services to nursing staff on Medicare documentation requirements and changes in regulations as they occur or as required, and monitors for appropriate documentation.

MDS Coordinator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective MDS coordinator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included MDS coordinator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate the RAI process, schedule all OBRA required and PPS assessments for all assigned residents according to state and federal regulations
Review resident for 30 days following Medicare non-coverage
Coordinate input of MDS and care plan data into computer for electronic submission according to regulations
Schedule Medicare MDS to maximize reimbursement based on RUGS group scores
Data Analysis.Review resident record for skilled nursing needs in accordance with Medicare A guidelines
Protect residents’ rights to assure fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individual privacy and dignity, property and civil rights
Attend training and practices procedures related to safety of environment
Provide ongoing education
Assist the MDS Coordinator as required
Up date MDS manual as necessary

MDS Coordinator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for MDS Coordinator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MDS, RAI, CPR, BLS, IV

Education for MDS Coordinator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the MDS coordinator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Science, Graduate, School of Nursing, Associates, Nursing Program, Allied Health, Nursing Education, Department of Education

Skills for MDS Coordinator

Desired skills for MDS coordinator include:

Medicare
RAI process
Regulations
Nursing and medical practices and procedures
Laws
Guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities
Guidelines that pertain to long term care
Case mix guidelines as indicated by state specific reimbursement model
Medicare regulations and coverage guidelines as related to skilled nursing
Field of practice

Desired experience for MDS coordinator includes:

Travel required to vaious facilities
MUST have a minimum of 1 year experience in MDS for SNF
Assist Lead MDS Coordinator with the various work duties as directed
Point Click Care experience is a plus
Coordinating and completing the MDS with appropriate CAAs and trigger worksheets
Determining assessment reference dates

MDS Coordinator Examples

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MDS Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of MDS coordinator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for MDS coordinator
  • Assesses resident's status as per regulations
  • Maintains current knowledge of third party regulations through seminars, in-services, conferences
  • Maintains and shares expertise and knowledge related to Medicare Reimbursement
  • Directly educate or provides company resources to the IDT members to ensure they are knowledgeable of the RAI process
  • Directly educating or providing company resources to the IDT members to ensure they are knowledgeable of the RAI process
  • Interviewing appropriate unit staff
  • Daily review of rehab software for unscheduled assessments
  • Reviewing resident care plans using information available and resident care plan library during MDS completion window
  • Updating resident care plan library, as necessary
  • Monitoring follow-through of resident care plans with Unit Managers, report non-compliance to DNS
Qualifications for MDS coordinator
  • Reviewing resident's medical history
  • Auditing Resident's Medical Record for Q.A
  • Ensuring correct / timely computer input
  • Remaining current / seeks appropriate in-servicing
  • Schedule and communicate Plan of Care Meeting for all residents
  • Oversee the interdisciplinary team in regard to MDS, RAP and care plan activities for assigned residents
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MDS Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of MDS coordinator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for MDS coordinator
  • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, law regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care
  • Completes documentation for submission to the Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Develop / coordinate MDS schedule and then ensure that MDS Team and other departments adhere to the schedule
  • Monitor MDS staff completion of Resident Assessment Instrument and Resident Care Plan according to prescribed guidelines in a timely manner
  • Oversee and audit accurate ICD coding for MDS completion
  • Oversee and assist with all payment related external audits
  • Monitor time recording and time usage by team members to ensure compliance with staffing plans and budget obligations
  • Provide care to patients including administration of treatments, medications, social and emotional support
  • Completes accurate coding of the MDS with information obtained via medical record review observation and interview with facility staff, resident, and family members
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to prepare and administer individualized nursing plans, in accordance to individual service contracts
Qualifications for MDS coordinator
  • Monitors MDS and care plan documentation for all residents
  • Computer skills-Windows applications, computer experience Accu Med experience preferred
  • Health and Background Requirements
  • 5 years experience as RN in acute or LTC setting
  • Possession of current Commonwealth of Virginia Registered Nurse License
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this/these state(s)
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MDS Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of MDS coordinator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for MDS coordinator
  • Determines the clinical/functional status of Medicare/Managed Care residents by assimilating information
  • L Facilitates Medicare meetings
  • L Assists with Medicare/Medicaid documentation training of new employees
  • L Conducts inservices as needed related to Medicare/Medicaid issues
  • Conduct initial and ongoing MDS assessments of all residents to meet state and federal regulatory compliance
  • Supervises interdisciplinary team in completing a comprehensive Resident Assessment Instrument, to include Minimum Data Set (MDS), Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPS) and RAP Guidelines
  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center
  • Provides supervision to Interdisciplinary Care Team and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high quality care to residents and documentation of care per state and federal requirements
  • Ensures MDS billing is an accurate RUGS III group for each assigned resident
  • Performs random chart reviews on MDS and care plans
Qualifications for MDS coordinator
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks/projects, negotiating deadlines when necessary
  • One (1) year of skilled nursing facility, long term care experience, rehabilitation nursing or other healthcare related facility and previous experience in completing Minimum Data Set (MDS), Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process and/or Care Plans
  • Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients
  • Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience in skilled nursing facility preferred
  • Proven decision making and analytical skill with ability to make independent decisions on a regular basis
  • Capable of researching new methods and principles to incorporate them into existing nursing practices
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MDS Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of MDS coordinator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for MDS coordinator
  • Responsible for the education of the skilled nursing staff on MDS processes and documentation requirements
  • Partners with departments, including therapy and finance, to ensure accurate and timely billing for areas related to the MDS
  • Initial, quarterly, and special Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Care plans in accordance with State and Federal guidelines
  • Setting up and conducting weekly care plans
  • Attending weekly IDT meetings
  • Develop an appropriate care pathway and timely communication of needed information to the resident, family, other health care professionals and third party payers
  • Select the correct reason for assessment and Assessment Reference Date (ARD)
  • Ensure the timely electronic submission of all Minimum Data Sets to the state data base
  • Review state validation reports and ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken
  • Facilitate the Care Management Process engaging the resident, IDT and family in timely identification and resolution of barriers to discharge resulting in optimal resident outcomes and safe transition to the next care setting
Qualifications for MDS coordinator
  • Affordable Medical Insurance (As low as $43 per semi-monthly pay period)
  • Must have a current, active license to practice as a LPN/LVN in state of practice
  • Must be currently working towards RN license, which must be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment
  • Demonstrates clinical at the level necessary to meet the job requirements
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary care team
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate for Healthcare Providers required within 30 days of hire
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MDS Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of MDS coordinator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for MDS coordinator
  • Developing an appropriate care pathway and timely communication of needed information to the resident, family, other healthcare professionals, and third party payers
  • Selecting the correct reason for assessment and Assessment Reference Date (ARD)
  • Ensuring the timely electronic submission of all Minimum Data Sets (MDS) to the state data base
  • Reviewing state validation reports and ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken
  • Facilitating the Care Management Process engaging the resident, IDT and family in timely identification and resolution of barriers to discharge resulting in optimal resident outcomes and safe transition to the next care setting
  • Must possess the ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions as necessary
  • Must possess the ability to positively interact with personnel, resident’s family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public
  • Must be able to develop and implement programs, policies and procedures, , which are necessary for maximizing the reimbursement potential of the facility
  • Must be able to recognize and identify symptoms and to make decisions quickly in emergencies
  • Must be able to effectively make assessments related to residents’ acuity level and subsequent changes in acuity
Qualifications for MDS coordinator
  • 3 years nursing experience in long term care or sub-acute environment
  • Experience that includes rehabilitation environment and case management
  • Preferred to have two (2) years of experience as a MDS Coordinator with Case Management experience
  • Have a minimum of one year experience as a Case Manager, preferably in a LTC setting
  • LPN/LVN only under the direction/supervision of an RN, RN preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or substantial experience as an MDS Coordinator

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