This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
The primary medical condition category as coded in Section I0020 (draft MDS) is the defined as the category that best describes the reason for admission to the SNF.
To determine the resident’s clinical category, select the most appropriate category from the list below based on the resident’s primary SNF diagnosis. The Primary SNF Diagnosis will be coded as the Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category Description.
Indicate the resident's primary medical condition category that best describes the primary reason for admission on the MDS I0020. Indicate the resident’s primary medical condition category.
Non-Traumatic Brain Dysfunction.
Traumatic Brain Dysfunction.
Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Dysfunction.
Traumatic Spinal Cord Dysfunction.
Progressive Neurological Conditions.
Other Neurological Conditions.
Hip and Knee Replacement.
Fractures and Other Multiple Trauma.
Other Orthopedic Conditions.
Debility, Cardiorespiratory Conditions.
Medically Complex Conditions.
Other Medical Condition If “Other Medical Condition,” enter the ICD Code in the boxes.