Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some Help from the Experts: MDS 3.0

December 1, 2010

As providers are bustling about to adapt to the new MDS 3.0 requirements, AHCA continues to provide regular updates and tips in Capitol Connection, our members-only news publication;  Provider, a national publication from long term care professionals; and our interactive website. Most recently we’ve been in communication with CMS on the various issues related to MDS 3.0 transmission, validation and error reports, RUG scores, and Section Q. According to CMS, the majority of the persistent transmission and validation report issues are related to vendor software.

AHCA has consolidated the information received from CMS into one concise document. Here you can find details on key MDS 3.0 websites, Section Q, common error messages, technical issues and survey concerns.

During the month of December we’ll be featuring a series of guest posts on MDS 3.0 implementation from John Sheridan, President of eHealth Data Solutions. John has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry as a strategic advisor, analyst and entrepreneur serving hospital, physician and long term care professionals. We’ll also feature posts from Dr. Andy Kramer, a long term care researcher and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado.

Have questions or comments on your MDS 3.0 transition? Feel free to share them below.

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