Tomorrow, June 1, is the deadline for all SNFs receiving Medicare funding to have all their MDS forms for admissions/discharges happening between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 completed. This requirement must be met in order to remain compliant with the SNF Quality Reporting Deadline. SNFs that do not comply with this requirement risk losing 2% of their Medicare fee-for-service rate beginning October 1, 2017.
A recording of a CMS-hosted training webinar held on May 2 is available on the CMS YouTube webpage. This training webinar explains the Review and Correct process for SNF providers regarding how to correct MDS information submitted between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and where to find reports within the CASPER system. The Q&A from this webinar is available here.