The MDS 3.0 will be used for both nursing home and swing bed providers, according to the most recent MDS 3.0 information released by CMS. However, CMS has not indicated whether all items will be used in the swing bed setting.
On the draft MDS 3.0 item set, item E0800, Rejection of care, will replace the MDS 2.0 item E4e, Resists care.
For those of us in Medicaid case-mix states who are required to have back-up documentation for MDS items, how would you advise handling this since so much of the new version is based on the interview?
Q: When will the MDS 3.0 officially replace the MDS 2.0?
Diane: The MDS 3.0 is expected to replace the 2.0 on Oct. 1, 2009, according to the most up-to-date information we have: CMS’ official MDS 3.0 timeline. You can find the timeline under the Planning Tools section on our Resources page.
CMS officials said the MDS 3.0 was still on track to be implemented on time at the October SNF Long-Term Care Open Door Forum. Visit …