Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs Web-Based Training Available

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training that provides an overview of Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs. Intent of Section O will also be reviewed, as will the item rationale, steps for assessment, and coding instructions for data element O0100. Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs. The instruction provided within this training is meant to assist Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers in the coding of the Minimum Data Set (MDS). 

This course can be viewed on-demand anywhere you can access a browser. It includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge about the concepts provided. The course should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and topics included are listed below. While it is intended that lessons be completed in sequential order, you may also jump directly to any topic of interest. 

Please note: This course is primarily text-based. The only audio you will hear pertains to the navigation of the course structure and introduction of the section overviews.

Here are the training modules: