MDS Open Door Forum Updates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the following Open Door Forum Update announcements:

  • The next MDS 3.0 RAI Manual update will be posted sometime next week. CMS reported that recent enhancements have been made.
  • An MDS Provider Training video, which includes coding of discharge assessments and use of dashes, has been finalized. It is anticipated that the video will be publicly posted the last week of May.
  • The public comment period on Defining QIO Service Areas is open. Comments are requested by Friday, May 31, 2013.

Read all the updates and download information on CMS' Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum.