Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course on how to properly code of Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs); and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following four lessons and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios:
- Lesson 1: Importance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care
- Lesson 2: Section GG Assessment and Coding Principles
- Lesson 3: Coding GG0130.Self-Care Items
- Lesson 4: Coding GG0170.Mobility
When you start the course, you’re greeted with a brief introduction which notes that the course will take most users about 45 minutes to complete. You’ll also see a link to a downloadable 164-page PDF for the presentation. After that slide, you’ll be shown navigation controls then you’re on your way.
Note the Resources link in the upper right corner of the training course. Here’s what you’ll find beneath that link:
This online training is a great resource for staff education. I encourage you to take advantage of it!