Modification to MDS 3.0 Inactivation/Modification Policy

On May 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released modifications to MDS 3.0 Inactivation/Modification policy.  The changes clarify the differences between modification and inactivation and when and at what data sets each can be used.  The modifications will address how to handle typographical errors. The changes will be made to the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, Chapter 5 – Submissions and Correction of the MDS Assessments. Questions about modifications can be directed to Cil Bullard, State RAI Coordinator.