Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CMS Issues S&C Memo Regarding Completion of MDS 3.0 Discharge Assessments

Holly Harmon

CMS issued a S&C memo entitled: Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed. This memo provides reinforcement of the requirement for MDS 3.0 Discharge assessments to be completed when a resident transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-certified bed to a non-certified bed, including when housed under the same certified facility. Discharge assessments are required assessments and are critical to ensuring the accuracy of Quality Measures (QMs) and in aiding in resident care planning for discharge from the certified facility.

The memo also informs the RAI User’s Manual Version 1.12 is scheduled to be posted to CMS’ Nursing Home Quality Initiatives website on or about September 5, 2014.

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