Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0
The minimum data set (MDS) is a tool for implementing standardized assessment and for facilitating care management in nursing homes (NH) and non-critical access hospital swing beds (SB). The new MDS 3.0 has been designed to improve the reliability, accuracy, and usefulness of the MDS, to include the resident in the assessment process, and to use standard protocols used in other settings.
In addition to ongoing updates on MDS, LeadingAge offers provider members the ability to ask an expert your specific questions. Questions are answered within a few business days.
Section GG is now required on the PPS 5 day MDS and on qualifying Part A PPS Discharge Assessments. As with all new things, questions remain. Following is a list of the most frequent recently raised member questions members.
LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.
Part A stays that begin October 1, 2016 and beyond will require a new MDS
section on the PPS 5 day assessment and the Part A PPS Discharge Assessment.
The final RAI manual has been published by CMS with some substantive changes from the previous draft.
In April CMS introduced two new MDS-based quality
measures to NH compare. These will be phased in to the Five Star Rating
System by January 2016. These measures are calculated using two ADLs in
G0110 that have not been used before. Judy Wilhide Brandt,
RN, reviews the coding for these new measures