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.

Ask Diane: What should I ask my vendor?

Q: Our facility will need to update our software when we transition to the MDS 3.0. What questions should we ask our vendor now? Diane: It’s important to start a dialogue now with your automation vendor. You can work with your vendor to create a better product. Sit down with your team and make a […]

What’s new under the MDS 3.0

CMS released the draft MDS 3.0 data specifications in late October, giving providers an opportunity to view details of the new assessment system.