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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Lessons Learned: CNA documentation

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  • CNA documentation previously has not been closely monitored on weekly basis: contained knowledge deficits, inaccuracies
  • CNA documentation of ADLs is new and requires time to learn the coding
    • CNA codes differ from MDS codes on new form
      • One-person assist is represented by "1" on CNA form
      • One person assist is represented by '2" for MDS nurse documentation.
    • MDS nurses have to adjust to change in codes.
  • CNA documentation requires ongoing monitoring and follow-up by staff to maintain accuracy and high documentation completion rates

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