MDS 3.0 Items

Ask the expert: Updated MDS 3.0 forms

Q: How can I get a paper copy of the MDS Version 3.0 – Resident Assessment and Care Screening Swing Bed (SP) Item Set? I file the completed form electronically, but have to fill it out on paper first and transpose the answers to the queries. The assessment tool has recently been updated, and the paper copy I am using is outdated.

A: Here is the URL to download the latest MDS 3.0 Item Sets (forms): http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIMDS30TechnicalInformation.html

If you scroll to “downloads” near the bottom, you will find the ZIP file that contains V1.11.2 version of the form that is effective 10-1-2013.