It’s been a flurry of activity leading up to the implementation of the “new MDS.” For months our industry has been doing what we do best — rising to the occasion.
Countless MDS training sessions, manuals, tip cards and software updates have filled our inboxes and daily industry news. However, if the arbiter of success isn’t making it past the Oct. 1 start date, then what is?
With this in mind, I turned to some of the best and brightest at Zimmet Healthcare: Alicia Cantinieri, Melanie Tribe-Scott and Amy Greer. In total, the three of them have completed dozens of public and private training sessions on the new MDS. But what I wanted to learn from them were any early warning signs that the transition wasn’t going well. Their response made me sound the alarm: “Fasten your seatbelts: It MIGHT be a bumpy ride.” However, they also offered several sage tips that should help you avoid unnecessary potholes.