• MDS Coordinator

    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/12/2018 3:25 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Area of Interest
    Elderwood at Amherst
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    PT - Varies
  • Overview

    Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a part-time MDS Coordinator to join our team. 


    The MDS Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) oversees, reviews, and/or completes MDS/PPS components of the facility based MDS/PPS program. Completes and/or oversees completion of all PPS MDS's and or OBRA assessments for both subacute and long-term care. Establishes the schedule for completion of the Medicare required assessments setting the completion date to maximize reimbursement and RUGs categories for each individual assessment.


    Knowledge of and management of NYS RUGs III case mix for Medicaid reimbursement, preferred.


    This position is part-time. Schedule can vary. 


    The MDS Coordinator – Registered Nurse (RN) PERKS!

    *Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance


    *Employee of the month recognition

    *Enjoy being a part of a strong and cohesive management team – we welcome staff to share any issues or ideas freely!


    The Company:

    Elderwood is a strong and growing company that is truly invested in its employees. We just recently increased our wages and offer an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and holidays, an Education and Tuition Assistance Program and much more!


    We offer compensation commensurate with experience with a robust benefits package.

    Put your unique skills to good use at our facility. We invest in our employees and are seeking the type of individuals who want to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of caring professionals!




    • Assist in development of training program for RUGS III compatible with State Codes, Rules and Regulation, Elderwood standards and software requirements.
    • Complete the Medicare required assessments and set the schedule for completion in accordance with Federal Codes, Rules and Regulations to ensure maximization of RUGS IV scores and reimbursement.
    • Act as support/liaison to the Director of Nursing Services to determine eligibility for Medicare and tracking of Medicare participants in the facility.
    • Provide ongoing in-service, updates and the Medicare PPS Program.
    • Assist the Clinical Management Systems Department in developing assessment tools and reviewing processes for implementation at the facility level.
    • Attend, participate in and present education seminars pertinent to the Medicaid RUGS III Program and the Medicare RUGS IV Program.
    • Attend Resident Review meetings
    • Provide written reports regarding resident case mix, RUGS III/IV Categories, facility Medicare days, reimbursement days and categories, and other reports as requested and/or required.
    • Assist clinical staff with documentation for both RUGS III and RUGS IV to ensure appropriate classification of resident for reimbursement.



    • Registered Professional Nurse, licensed in New York State
    • Knowledge of PRI/MDS/PPS software, completion, coding and submission requirements.
    • Adult teaching experience essential
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of NYS Medicaid Program, RUGS II Classification Systems; Medicare/PPS Program, RUGS III Classification/Reimbursement Systems; Elderwood Medical Records Systems and documentation requirements.


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