Are You Ready? MDS 3.0 Goes Into Effect October 1, 2010
Donna Manring DTR
CMS is strongly encouraging facilities to initiate training programs and develop new policy and procedures NOW! Be informed - there are many changes from MDS 2.0 to the new MDS 3.0. MDS 3.0 is not a revision of MDS 2.0. This is an entirely new document that will impact the whole interdisciplinary team. Facilities that do not comply with the new required assessments, coding and reporting dates are at risk for penalties and reimbursement. All team members must be trained, and organizations will need a plan for implementation.
MDS 3.0 has been redesigned to improve the reliability, accuracy and usefulness of the MDS, and will include the resident in their assessment process and utilize standard protocols. These improvements have profound implications for skilled care facilities and public policy. Its content has implications for residents, families, providers, researchers, and policymakers.
There are many changes in the nutrition section of the MDS, including dramatic changes for coding for mechanically altered diets. Examples:
At the completion of this program, the attendees will be able to:
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