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Ep 7: More MDS Coordinators Are Walking the Floor. Is That a Costly Mistake?

July 5, 2022

Guest Speakers:

Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director, The Alliance Training Center



MDS coordinators are usually responsible for two core duties: monitoring care quality and maximizing payments. But as staffing challenges worsen and regulations increase, more MDS coordinators are taking on a third responsibility: walking the floor. Is this a reasonable job extension? Or an unfair demand? Moreover, might facilities that adopt this practice be leaving money on the table?

In this Spoonful of Sugar podcast, two of the nation’s foremost nursing experts will address the pros and cons of this emerging trend.

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