Section GG Web-Based Training

By Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

Still have questions regarding Section GG?  CMS has provided a web-based training module for post-acute care providers that addresses Section GG questions submitted during training sessions held between November 2015 and August 2016.  This training module speaks to Section GG in SNF, LTC, inpatient rehab and home health care settings.

CMS Training

 

The training module is found by visiting: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/gg-training/.

There is a wealth of information in this module including interactive exercises, resource documents, acronyms and a PDF version of the course.  Here’s a look at the Table of Contents:

Welcome Lesson

  • Lesson 1: Significance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and Response Coding Principles [HHAs]
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and Response Coding Principles [IRFs]
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and Response Coding Principles [SNFs]
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and Response Coding Principles [LTCHs]
  • Lesson 3: Additional Section GG Response Coding Tips [HHAs]
  • Lesson 3: Additional Section GG Response Coding Tips [IRFs]
  • Lesson 3: Additional Section GG Response Coding Tips [LTCHs]
  • Lesson 3: Additional Section GG Response Coding Tips [SNFs]
  • Lesson 4: Coding GG0130 Items for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities [SNFs]
  • Lesson 4: LTCH Coding GG0130 Items for Long-Term Care Hospitals [LTCHs]
  • Lesson 4: GG0170C. (Mobility) Lying to Sitting on the Side of the Bed [HHAs]
  • Lesson 4: Coding GG0130 Items for Skilled Nursing Facilities [IRFs]
  • Lesson 5: Coding GG0170 Items for Skilled Nursing Facilities [SNFs]
  • Lesson 5: Coding GG0170 Items for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities [IRFs]
  • Lesson 5: Coding GG0170 Items for Long-Term Care Hospitals [LTCHs]