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Ask the expert: Therapy levels

Q: Can a resident go from one level of therapy to another between assessment reference dates (ARD)?

A: Yes, a resident can go from one level of therapy to another between ARD dates, provided that is the level that the resident needs. The next change of therapy assessment will pick up any change to the RUG score between ARD dates. The key is that the resident should always receive the therapy they require to meet goals.