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What's New (2010/09/27)


Lots of things are changing at Pro-Tracking. Please review the notes below so you will not be caught by surprise.

  1. OUR NEW LOOK: Pro-Tracking is becoming part of AccuMed's Connections. On October 1, your usual login will take you to screens that look like the banner above. The 3.0 reports have been organized along the lines of facility work flow: Quality, Reimbursement, Compliance, etc. Users can still see the Site Map under "All".

  2. QM/QI's FOR MDS 3.0: Pro-Tracking will offer our subscribers solid QM/QI information throughout the transition to MDS 3.0 and while CMS "takes a vacation" from publishing state and national QM/QI statistics. As soon as we have the specs for the 3.0 QM/QI's, we will begin working on 3.0 QM/QI reports. We will not have state and national averages to post, but will use the Pro-Tracking database for our benchmark (as we do now). We will continue to report MDS 2.0 QM/Q's as long as we receive 2.0 assessments.

  3. CUSTOM REPORT CREATOR: This terrific feature is revised for 3.0 and will be even more important in the next few months. Users can create audit reports (or use a Pro-Tracking Shared Report) to monitor specific quality areas.

  4. MDS DUE ROSTER: We have mapped AA8a and AA8b from MDS 2.0 to A0310A and A0310B in MDS 3.0. PLEASE CONFIRM THIS DATA FOR THE FIRST ASSESSMENT IN MDS 3.0 FOR EACH RESIDENT.

  5. PROJECTED ESTIMATE OF PPS/MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT: Be sure to enter the new PPS Daily Rates (and Medicaid rates where applicable) for your facility in RUG RATE ENTRY: MASTER FILE FOR REVENUE REPORTS. This item has been moved to the UTILITIES menu to help avoid confusion in setting date ranges for the Revenue Reports.

  6. LAST, BUT EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Each facility currently using DIRECTCONNECT to upload MDS files to Pro-Tracking (PT), MUST update to version 4.0 of DirectConnect in order that MDS 3.0 assessments will be accepted by PT. Instructions are on the PT header. PT will accept any file format that your MDS software produces.

As always, we are here to help. Click on "Contact" located in the top right corner of this page.

Plan to attend one of our web updates for MDS 3.0. Watch the login page for dates and times.

Your Pro-Tracking team.