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MDS 3.0 is delayed: Now what?

Since CMS delayed MDS 3.0 implementation until October 2010, readers have asked us what they should expect next. Are all 3.0 preparations being put on hold?

Update on STRIVE time study

Although CMS will use information collected in the STRIVE time study to adjust the Medicare payment system for nursing homes, CMS officials did not reveal any concrete changes that may be made to nursing home payment.