The MDS template serves as a guide for a facility case manager to include the relevant data points in the clinical reviews for submission to the Health Plan. The UPMC Health Plan nurse reviews the MDS and follows the standard UM process. Receipt of the MDS, including all relevant data, reduces the number of calls necessary to complete the review. Decisions are based on the initial submission, unless the caller indicates that additional information is forthcoming.
As a part of UPMC Health Plan’s continuing provider education efforts, we have created an informational presentation to assist you and your staff in ways to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.