Posts Tagged 'MDS 3.0'

Taming the MDS (McKnight’s Long Term Care News)

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This month’s McKnight’s Long Term Care News feature article, “Taming the MDS,” provides guidance for the forthcoming October 1, 2013 MDS 3.0 changes. CMS Compliance Group President Linda Elizaitis contributed advice to this article, which can be viewed here.

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No Firm Date for QAPI Regulation & SNF Open Door Forum Recap

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During the June 13, 2013 CMS SNF Open Door Forum, a key topic on the agenda was QAPI. As you know, CMS rolled out a set of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement materials on June 7th. During the call, the speakers announced that a regulation is still being worked on, and these materials serve as a good jumping-off point for long term care facilities that are looking to get a head start on this initiative.

Another important topic that ...

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Changes to MDS 3.0 Manual Inactivation/Modification Policy (May 1, 2013)

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In its May 2, 2013 SNF Open Door Forum, CMS reviewed changes to the MDS 3.0. The presentation can be found here. Changes go into effect on May 19, 2013.

To listen to a recording of the May 2 Open Door Forum call, follow the instructions on the CMS Agenda.

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CMS MDS 3.0 Quality Measures Update (April 2013)

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In case you missed this update from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), there are updated Quality Measures in the MDS 3.0. As per the MDS 3.0 Technical Information page:

“April 12, 2013

The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual containing detailed specification for the MDS 3.0 quality measures has been removed from this page. The table entitled, Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module has been removed from this page. A new version of the MDS 3.0 QM User’s ...

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MDS 3.0 Nutritional Status – About.com Assisted Living article

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CMS Compliance Group Senior Consultant Keith Reilly was recently published on About.com Assisted Living. The article, “MDS 3.0 Nutritional Status – Interpreting these Guidelines,” provides information on the five areas of Section K of the MDS which captures important information about conditions relating to a resident’s ability to to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. To view the full article, please visit About.com Assisted Living.

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MDS 3.0 Beyond Reimbursement – About.com Assisted Living Guest Article

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CMS Compliance Group President Linda Elizaitis’ guest contribution to About.com Assisted Living, “MDS 3.0 Beyond Reimbursement” has been published on the website.

You can view the article here: http://assistedliving.about.com/od/MDS3.0/a/Mds-3-0-care-plan.htm

 

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