Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, the principal investigator for CMS’ development and validation of the MDS 3.0, discusses the new delirium assessment used under the MDS 3.0 in the January issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care.
The resident review looks at major care issues that will be targeted and whether important quality of life issues exist. Surveyors will look at whether residents have been properly evaluated through use of the MDS process and how accurate this process has been in the facility’s evaluation.
The amount of time needed to train staff members is long-term care providers’ greatest concern about implementing the MDS 3.0, according to a recent HCPro survey.
What if the resident has no MDS Cognitive Performance Score (CPS) score available to determine if he or she can be interviewed?