CMS released the draft MDS 3.0 data specifications in late October, giving providers an opportunity to view details of the new assessment system.
The MDS 3.0 will be implemented on October 1, 2009 as planned, CMS officials said at the October 23 SNF Long-Term Care Open Door Forum.
Q: The majority of residents at my facility are cognitively impaired. I’m not sure that the new resident interview process will really work for them. What do you think?
A quick comparison between the MDS 2.0 and the MDS 3.0 draft item set, which was released by CMS in October, shows the new assessment form will be organized very differently than the previous form.