The 48 Hour Baseline & Comprehensive Careplan
Not long ago skilled nursing facilities were required to complete an interim and then a comprehensive plan of care for each resident residing in a skilled nursing facility. This comprehensive care plan would be completed after the initial MDS was completed within 14 days of the resident’s admission.
However, in 2017 CMS announce that skilled nursing facilities should and must complete what we call a Baseline 48 hour careplan for resident post admission to the skilled nursing facility. Within the baseline care plan each facility has to adhere to regulatory requirements for what should be included within the baseline care.
The intent of the baseline careplan is to promote continuity of care and communication among nursing home staff, increase resident safety, safeguard against adverse events that are most likely to occur right after admission and to identify needs of supervision, behavioral interventions, and assistance with activities of daily living.
- Per the regulation at §483.21(a)(1),
The facility must develop and implement a baseline care plan for each resident that includes the instructions needed to provide effective and person-centered care of the resident that meet professional standards of quality care.
Baseline & Comprehensive Care Plan – Training
This training webinar will cover the details of the SNF Baseline and Comprehensive Care-planning process in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The training will include topics on:
- Intro to Careplan in LTC
- Careplan basic component review
- The Baseline careplan requirements
- The Interdisciplinary team members role in the Baseline Care plan
- Comprehensive Care plans
- Navigating careplans process using The PCC (Point Click Care System) for compliance