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MDS Coordinator

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Job ID: 374499

MDS Coordinator

Sacred Heart Home, part of Ascension Living, is looking for caring and compassionate MDS Coordinator to join the team!   This gorgeous 133 bed continuing care retirement community offers independent living, assisted living, long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation and therapy.


Full-time - 

Why Join Ascension?

  • Be part of a great team and culture

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Generous PTO, excellent (and affordable) medical, dental, vision and retirement (with a match)

  • Tuition reimbursement, discount programs and more

What You Will Do

As an MDS Coordinator, you will be responsible for the coordination of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process to ensure accurate and timely completion of resident assessments, in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid, OBRA and other payer program requirements. Ensures MDS assessments accurately reflect the physical, mental and psychosocial status of each resident; ensures appropriate documentation to support services provided.

Key Responsibilities

  • Have a thorough understanding of all regulations and standards related to the RAI process (Federal/State regulations and MDS RAI User Manual)

  • Participate in the pre-admission process to ensure essential information needed for MDS/Case Mix coding is obtained from the referral source(s) and meets Medicaid eligibility requirements when applicable

  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Nursing to ensure necessary nursing documentation and risk assessments are completed in order to code nursing services delivered on the MDS

  • Participate in the preparation and timely submission of any additional documentation requests (ADRs)

  • Participate in the community orientation and in the training of new associates on the RAI process as well as provide ongoing training/education to staff regarding RAI process

  • Demonstrate an understanding and assisting in the preparation of clinical, quality and reimbursement reports

  • Participate in the review of quarterly Medicaid reports

  • Complete the RAI process and management of the MDS department

  • Ensure timely, accurate, and complete assessment of the residents’ health and functional status during the entire assessment period

  • Accurately code MDS to reflect services delivered per RAI guidelines

  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all MDS assessments

  • Ensure individualized plans of care with interdisciplinary approach in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and the established policies and procedures of Ascension Living

  • Review the validation reports and ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken

  • Analyze quality measure reports as a mechanism of quality assurance

  • Function as an RAI and clinical reimbursement resource to the community staff

  • Maintain confidentiality of pertinent client and employee information to assure their privacy is protected

Under the direction and guidance of the Community CEO and the Ascension Living Regional Director of MDS, the MDS Coordinator is primarily responsible for:

  • The overall management of all OBRA assessments in regards to accurately setting, opening, completing, and submitting timely

  • The completion of PPS assessments as assigned

  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of all regulations and standards related to state Medicaid payment methodology

  • Coordinating the Restorative Nursing program for the community

  • Ensuring the dissemination of any new or updated materials regarding the RAI and/or Federal and State regulations

  • Assisting with the completion of the MDS Director job role and responsibilities in his/her absence


What You Will Need

  • MDS 3.0 experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current RN licensure in Indiana

  • RAC-CT or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire and maintain recertification as required

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Previous work experience in a long-term care setting preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Job ID: 374499
Category: Nursing
Facility: AHSCM Sacred Heart Home
Ministry: Ascension Living
Location: Avilla, IN

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