Adela Buelna

Adela Buelna
Regional MDS Coordinator

Organization: 8-ADVS

3839 N 3 St, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Adela Buelna is the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Regional MDS
Coordinator. Adela is a Registered Nurse that oversees nurse assessment
coordinators, ensuring they follow state and federal regulatory guidelines.
Adela is accountable for coordinating and managing the full collaborative,
interdisciplinary assessment and care planning process in post-acute care,
long-term care, and skilled nursing facilities. The ultimate goal of the
assessment and care planning process is to promote the Veterans quality of
care and life including individuality, safety, wellness, satisfaction, and dignity.
She follows person-directed care and facilitates this through the assessment
and care planning process.


She is responsible for overseeing and attesting to the completion of the
Minimum Data Set (MDS), which is the key driver for Medicare payment and
Medicaid reimbursement systems along with the coordination of care delivery
by applying advanced nursing clinical skills, completing assessments,
analyzing data, education team members, and coordinating the exchange of
Veteran information across the care settings.


Adela has worked in the healthcare industry since 1998 with 12 years in Long
Term Care and Skilled Long Term Facilities as a floor nurse, other nursing
leadership roles, and as a MDS coordinator.


Adela is Resident Assessment Coordinator -Certified, RAC-CT.
Adela holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing from Glendale
Community College.