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Assessing delirium under the MDS 3.0

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.

Understanding the resident review process of the QIS

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.

Ask Diane: Will the MDS 3.0 apply to swing beds?

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.

Ask Diane: When will the MDS 3.0 officially replace the MDS 2.0?

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 […]

Four MDS 3.0 sections require resident interviews

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.