Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering Pocket Guides to assist providers in assessing and coding self-care and mobility, falls, and pressure ulcers/injuries. The pocket guides provide a quick reference for important terms and definitions that promote coding accuracy. These training assets are intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The pocket guides are approximately 2 x 3.5 inches in size and are designed to be worn behind a provider identification badge. The pocket guides cover the following topics:
- Pocket Guide #1: Coding for Self-Care and Mobility Items
- Pocket Guide #2: Definitions for Coding Section J Fall Items
- Pocket Guide #3: Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Stages and Definitions
The pocket guides are available under the Downloads section of the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training page for each setting:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering companion Job Aids to assist providers in the assessment and coding of GG0130A. Eating, GG0130B. Oral Hygiene, GG0130C. Toileting Hygiene, GG0130E. Shower/Bathe Self, GG0130F. Upper Body Dressing, GG0130G. Lower Body Dressing, and GG0130H. Putting On/Taking Off Footwear. The job aids provide clinically relevant information to assist providers in understanding specific guidelines and clinical considerations that should be applied to coding GG0130. Self-Care items. These training assets are intended for the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The training materials are available under the Downloads section of the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training page for each setting.
The job aids are provided in multiple file types designed for printing, viewing, or sharing electronically. An explanation of the file types is provided in the ZIP file.
If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the trainings, please email the PAC Training Mailbox (PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com). Content-related questions should be submitted to the setting specific help desk: