The proposed rule recently released by CMS calls for a market basket increase and significant cuts to Medicare payments for FY 2010.
Facilities can use the MDS 3.0 draft for training and screening but must keep in mind that changes may be made to the form.
Several long-term care industry associations asked President Obama’s transition team to delay the implementation of the MDS 3.0 until at least February 2010.
This month’s free form at MDSCentral is a guide to SNF beneficiary notifications. The guide, which ran in the February issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, identifies several different scenarios and explains when to use ABNs and expedited determination notices.