Many organizations, initially under the belief that MDM tools alone would meet their security needs, are now discovering the cost and pain of dismantling their inadequate MDM approach in favor of deploying more comprehensive mobile MDSM suites.
* All of the above are crucial components of MDSM - Mobile Device Security Management.
As you examine MDSM in your shop, let me add a couple of additional 'foods for thought' that should be considered in all mobile device deployment plans.
Yet because MDSM includes many specialized security controls and processes, vastly different than MDM, MDSM is deserved of independent recognition and identity - wholly separate from MDM.
The MDSM, Other Case Mix, and No Case Mix variables were obtained through existing reports that detail the structure of Medicaid reimbursement systems (Harrington et al.
The MDSM variable had a positive statistically significant association with all four mental health poor QIs, indicating that facilities located in MDSM states had higher poor QI values compared with facilities located in non-MDSM states.
Because the mental health poor QIs were log transformed and the explanatory variables were not, the MDSM variable results in a 100 x ([beta] coefficient) percent change for the mental health poor QIs, holding all other variables constant.
The primary finding of this research is that for each of the four mental health poor QIs, a "MDSM effect" was found where facilities located in states that used the MDS in their Medicaid reimbursement system had statistically significantly higher poor QI values compared with facilities located in non-MDSM states.
These findings suggest the possibility that facilities in MDSM states are upcoding the mental health MDS data (making residents appear to have more depression symptoms, cognitively impairment, and having more behavioral symptoms than actuality) in order to capture more reimbursement.
Regardless of the reason why there is this MDSM and non-MDSM difference, these findings have important policy implications.
First, this study uses cross-sectional data to confirm a hypothesis regarding coding differences of the MDS between MDSM and non-MDSM states.