Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, the principal investigator for CMS’ development and validation of the MDS 3.0, discusses the new delirium assessment used under the MDS 3.0 in the January issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care.
The resident review looks at major care issues that will be targeted and whether important quality of life issues exist. Surveyors will look at whether residents have been properly evaluated through use of the MDS process and how accurate this process has been in the facility’s evaluation.
The amount of time needed to train staff members is long-term care providers’ greatest concern about implementing the MDS 3.0, according to a recent HCPro survey.
What if the resident has no MDS Cognitive Performance Score (CPS) score available to determine if he or she can be interviewed?
The MDS 3.0 will be used for both nursing home and swing bed providers, according to the most recent MDS 3.0 information released by CMS. However, CMS has not indicated whether all items will be used in the swing bed setting.
On the draft MDS 3.0 item set, item E0800, Rejection of care, will replace the MDS 2.0 item E4e, Resists care.
For those of us in Medicaid case-mix states who are required to have back-up documentation for MDS items, how would you advise handling this since so much of the new version is based on the interview?
Q: When will the MDS 3.0 officially replace the MDS 2.0? Diane: The MDS 3.0 is expected to replace the 2.0 on Oct. 1, 2009, according to the most up-to-date information we have: CMS’ official MDS 3.0 timeline. You can find the timeline under the Planning Tools section on our Resources page. CMS officials said […]
In a major departure from the MDS 2.0, the MDS 3.0 will require nursing facility staff members to conduct structured resident interviews to complete several sections of the assessment. Find out which sections of the draft MDS 3.0 item set require interviews.
Several of the “change in status” items found at the end of MDS 2.0 sections, such as change in cognitive status since 90 days ago or change in communication/hearing, are not present on the most recent MDS 3.0 draft.