By running the Next Scheduled Date Report you can use it as an audit tool to verify that you have not missed any scheduled assessments. This will show you a list of all your residents with their next scheduled assessment date (so long as you check off the “show all scheduled assessments” parameter).
This report also runs so that if the scheduled assessment is not showing up in your hot list (ie. the scheduled assessment is not flagging for creation in the software) you will see it marked with an asterisk or “*”. These are assessments that are expected to be needing completion. If you see this on the report then you can create the assessment yourself so that you don’t miss the due date.
As you can see from the report below, Bugs Bunny and Jersey Missy both have an assessment that is overdue and also not scheduled.
Because these were not scheduled you would need to create Non-scheduled assessment through e-Assessments - CCRS.
Once you run the MDS Next Scheduled Date Report a good way to find the assessments that have not been scheduled (denoted with an asterisk or "*"), use this helpful hint.
When the report is open use the shortcut key for "find" by pressing CTRL + F. In the top right hand corner of the report you will be given a selection box which you can use to find text from within the report. Type in the * (shift + 8) and press enter. This function will search through the entire report and highlight anywhere a "*" shows up. By pressing the arrow key it will jump to the next instance of the astrix within the report.
This is an easy way to quickly find the assessments that have not been scheduled from within the software.
Why wouldn't the assessments be scheduled in the software?
Good question Cynthia.
Many times a user will delete an assessment that has already been scheduled but not started. This report is more of an audit tool so that you knnow from quarter to quarter which assessment you should be expecting to complete. If one has been somehow deleted then the report will pick up on it.
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