Coding help

Coding help

In this section we are covering the most frequently asked questions from interRAI assessors and items not covered in the official interRAI User Manuals (blue covers). Remember this information is also accessed via the ‘section help’ on each page of the online interRAI assessment.


To resolve your issue

  1. Check your manual first.
  2. See if it’s covered here.
  3. Still no answer? Contact us at interRAI@tas.health.nz or 0800 10 80 44.

 These Q&As are compiled by topic

The sections are listed as they appear in the Minimum Data Set (MDS). Each question has the identified MDS code item listed per interRAI assessment used in New Zealand.


 

Table of current known errors displayed in the interRAI Assessment Form and User's Manuals

Item

Contact Assessment (CA)

Home Care (HC)

Palliative Care  (PC)

Long term Care Facility (LTCF)

Communication  CAP ( Clinical Assessment Protocol)

 

NA

NA

Displays as ‘triggered’ CAP.

It is not included in the PC CAP CAP

NA

Bed Mobility definition

NA

G2

Bed mobility starting position is fully lying down

J2

Bed mobility starting position is fully lying down

Not included in the PC CAP manual. Use the Caps manual for Community and Long-Term Care assessment Instruments

G1

Bed mobility starting position is fully lying down

Not included in the PC CAP manual. Use the Caps manual for Community and Long-Term Care assessment Instruments

Meal Preparation

NA

G1 Second example coding for capacity  in the User manual v9.1 is incorrect

NA

NA

K2e & K2f

NA

The User manual and section help have omitted to include the definitions of these two items.

Refer to coding help for definitions to assist coding

NA

The User manual and section help have omitted to include the definitions of these two items.

Refer to coding help for definitions to assist coding

Assessment Urgency Algorithm flowchart

The flowchart on page 93 of the User Manual v9.2 is incorrect.

See updated flowchart

NA

NA

NA

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