Since CMS delayed MDS 3.0 implementation until October 2010, readers have asked us what they should expect next. Are all 3.0 preparations being put on hold?
Although CMS will use information collected in the STRIVE time study to adjust the Medicare payment system for nursing homes, CMS officials did not reveal any concrete changes that may be made to nursing home payment.
CMS is getting ready to launch a value-based purchasing demonstration in Arizona, Mississippi, New York, and Wisconsin, according to an e-mail CMS sent to providers Tuesday.
CMS recently released a manual designed to help nursing facilities that want to implement dining assistant (DA) programs.