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.
Category: MDS 3.0 Items
CMS released the draft MDS 3.0 data specifications in late October, giving providers an opportunity to view details of the new assessment system.
Q: The majority of residents at my facility are cognitively impaired. I’m not sure that the new resident interview process will really work for them. What do you think?
A quick comparison between the MDS 2.0 and the MDS 3.0 draft item set, which was released by CMS in October, shows the new assessment form will be organized very differently than the previous form.
Q: I thought the look back period on the MDS 3.0 was going to be five days. Now, it looks like some sections have seven-day look backs. What’s going on?