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Issue: Bladder Management vs Bladder Continence

Discussion: Bladder management in IRF-PAI Version 2.0 was really about the amount of care provided following a bladder accident. Even one accident, during the assessment reference period that resulted in a total clean-up resulted in a score of 1. Bladder continence in Version 3.0 is about the number of days there was involuntary loss of urine during the assessment reference period. This is a different approach for this item (counting number of days). Also, for self-care and motor items, the higher the score the more independent the patient. In bladder and bowel, the lower the score, the more independent the patient. Just be aware. In any case, the pricer software makes the necessary adjustments.

 

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