In a major departure from the MDS 2.0, the MDS 3.0 will require nursing facility staff members to conduct structured resident interviews to complete several sections of the assessment. Find out which sections of the draft MDS 3.0 item set require interviews.
Several of the “change in status” items found at the end of MDS 2.0 sections, such as change in cognitive status since 90 days ago or change in communication/hearing, are not present on the most recent MDS 3.0 draft.
Q: Our facility will need to update our software when we transition to the MDS 3.0. What questions should we ask our vendor now?
Diane: It’s important to start a dialogue now with your automation vendor. You can work with your vendor to create a better product.
Sit down with your team and make a wish list for your software. Be aware that when you ask your vendor for a process improvement, the price of your software …
CMS released the draft MDS 3.0 data specifications in late October, giving providers an opportunity to view details of the new assessment system.