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Ask the expert: comprehensive assessment

Q:  Have time work studies been done to determine the average length of time taken to complete a comprehensive assessment?

A: To my knowledge, independent studies on the length of time needed to complete an OBRA Comprehensive assessment on MDS 3.0 have not been done. CMS filed timing information with OMB prior to the start of MDS 3.0 in 2010. I’ve been waiting for such a study to be completed.