The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its Web site to include three new MDS 3.0-related documents. The documents, which can be found on our Resources page, are:
- MDS 2.0 to MDS 3.0 Item Navigational Reference Table. This document provides a side-by-side comparison of MDS 2.0 items and MDS 3.0 items.
- RUG-III MDS 3.0 Mapping Specifications. This document explains how to convert MDS 3.0 items into equivalent MDS 2.0 items in order to obtain RUG-III classifications using the MDS 3.0.
- MDS 3.0 Consolidated States Section S Items
Stay tuned for more analysis of these documents and continued coverage of the MDS 3.0.