CMS is revising its MDS 3.0 timeline, but officials said at a SNF/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum today CMS is still “working aggressively toward” an October 2009 implementation date for the new assessment system.
Under the most recent draft of the MDS 3.0, several resident interviews must be completed within a three-day window based on the Assessment Reference Date (ARD).
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Tips for long-term care facilities searching for a new software vendor for the MDS 3.0.
California nursing homes could be required to publicize the ratings they receive under CMS’ five-star rating system.
Most long-term care providers say they plan to start MDS 3.0 training when the final assessment form is released, according to a recent HCPro survey.
CMS has created three online booklets to help healthcare providers navigate its Web site. This may be a helpful resource for busy long-term care providers.
Are you ready to start training the staff at your long-term care facility to conduct resident interviews under the MDS 3.0?
Are training materials to assist long-term care staff members interview under the MDS 3.0 available?
Resident interviews will be an important part of the MDS 3.0, but how should providers deal with residents who can’t express their needs or preferences?