Explain the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for Long Term Care (LTC) and Resident Assessment Protocols (RAP) in detail including the reason for its use, and give at least three (3) examples.
Paper to include details about the following main points
What is MDS LTC?
Data collected from MDS assessment is used for the Medicare reimbursement system.
Because MDS is used for payment and regulatory purposes it raises questions about the accuracy of the data. Ex. The facility may assess the patient to have more problems than he/she does to get reimbursed more from Medicare.
MDS assessment helps in developing a patient’s care plan.
MDS assessment is also used to monitor the quality of care in nursing homes.
MDS organizes data according to 20 main categories, give some examples of the categories.
MDA is also used as a data collection tool to classify Medicare residents into Resource Utilization Groups (RUG)
What are RUGs
Explanation why Resident Assessment Protocols (RAP) are important, how do they provide structured, problem-oriented frameworks, and how do they identify patients that are at risk as well as being used to help plan, carry out and assess the caregiver and resident.
I need 4 reliable sources for reference page
I need the basic APA formated paper to include the introduction with thesis statement, body of paper with main points and details or explanations, and the conclusion to include the reworded thesis and a reference page for cited work. The body of the paper needs to be at least 1500 words in length.