Q: When will the MDS 3.0 officially replace the MDS 2.0?
Diane: The MDS 3.0 is expected to replace the 2.0 on Oct. 1, 2009, according to the most up-to-date information we have: CMS’ official MDS 3.0 timeline. You can find the timeline under the Planning Tools section on our Resources page.
CMS officials said the MDS 3.0 was still on track to be implemented on time at the October SNF Long-Term Care Open Door Forum. Visit this post to read more about what CMS officials said at the forum about the MDS 3.0 implementation timeline.