Our mission is to help your facility thrive
We discovered a need to form the MDS Exchange after going through the MDS completion process countless times within our own facilities. The MDS Exchange was formed in 2018 to address this need for all care facilities throughout the United States. Over time we have earned a strong, positive reputation in the industry.
Some of our skilled nursing facilities are located in small, rural areas where licensed nurses that are knowledgeable and experienced in MDS management is difficult, if not impossible, to find. After struggling with the recruitment, training and retention of MDS nurses throughout these areas, we decided that there must to be a better system to ensure our MDS compliance and avoid such a complex and strenuous process.
After we researched the availability of remote support and resources, we discovered that no such service existed and we decided to develop and implement the MDS Exchange to fill this void. We have trialed the MDS Exchange remote services within our facilities and have been happy with the result. Now we are proud and excited to offer skilled nursing facilities from all corners of the country the MDS support and virtual guidance they need (with or without and onsite MDS coordinator) to achieve MDS and PDPM compliance and success.
We have a collective 137 years of experience working in the field of MDS management which means we can help your facility.
The MDS Coordinator is a vital member of your team. The MDS Exchange will improve your processes and provide your team the right tools necessary to establish long-term success.
The MDS Exchange team works tirelessly in order to ensure care plan guidelines for each resident are followed and are compliant with ethical standards and Medicare requirements.
The MDS Exchange team has many years of experience which is absolutely necessary in order to achieve the results required by your facility. The MDS Exchange accepts nothing less than excellence.
The MDS Exchange will help your facility achieve the results required by helping you to create processes for introducing new ideas, workflows, methodologies and services.
Tracy began her health care journey in 1991. Developing roles in nursing, therapy, and multiple leadership roles in long term care. She began in the MDS role in the early 2000’s. She finds the challenges of the MDS, and all its intricacies, fun and exciting. While Tracy recently joined the MDS Exchange, her knowledge has been an asset to the team and the communities for which serves. Tracy has her AAPACN (RAC-CT) certification.
Melissa has been in the healthcare Since 2004. Beginning her life’s ambition as a medical assistant and continuing her education earning both associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Finding her passion to be in skilled nursing and long-term care, she worked in multiple roles until she found the MDS. Beginning her MDS career by helping cover vacations when working as a floor nurse. She quickly knew that this was her niche. She has worked in nursing leadership roles but has always returned to the MDS. She finds MDS work rewarding and continues to expand her knowledge to provide care and improve patient outcomes. She is AAPACN (RAC-CT) certified.
Sherri is an RN and has worked in skilled care since 1998. She began her career as a floor nurse and MDS Coordinator. She was then promoted to various other positions, including unit manager, case manager, staff development coordinator, ADON and DON, while always keeping up to date with the MDS role and CMS changes. After refining her skills in the various positions, she became certified in wound care and legal nurse consulting. Sherri was drawn back to MDS where her strengths and attention to detail kept her thriving. She joined the team at MDS Exchange and became AAPACN (RAC-CT) certified. Sherri enjoys working with communities to obtain accurate level of care and corresponding reimbursement.
As an RN Meredith began her voyage in nursing in 1996. Beginning her career in Pennsylvania and later moving to Colorado. She found her mission in skilled and long-term care working in multiple roles to include, charge nurse, staff development, MDS Coordinator, Case Management and Director of nursing. Before coming to the MDS Exchange she was the Director of Clinical Reimbursement and Quality Improvement Specialist for a local company. She is AAPACN (RAC-CT) certified.
Richard Cannon is a respected MDS practitioner with years of clinical expertise in senior-focused health care. Richard earned an associate degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas, El Paso, a nursing licensure from the US Army, and years of clinical expertise in both the adolescent psychiatric and the senior healthcare settings. Richard learned about the MDS process (in its infancy) during the early 1990s. He later became an expert in the MDS process, and in Medicare management through his 28+ years of multi-facility, multi-state leadership and oversight. Richard joined Frontline Management in 2014 and recruited other nurses who share his passion for the MDS. Richard provides MDS 3.0, Medicare Basics and PPS education for MDS Coordinators. He manages informatics for Frontline Management including PCC, Simple, and other clinical products. In 2019, Richard was an integral part of the development of a new, consultation partnership known as the MDS Exchange. Richard and his talented team of MDS nurses currently provide remote MDS services for a growing group of skilled nursing communities across the US. Richard carries advanced certifications with AAPACN.
If your facility is in need of MDS support, or if you would simply like to explore your options, don’t wait. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today!