The October 2016 MDS Updates: What You Need to Know

On October 1, 2016, the new updates to the MDS will go into effect. These updates will be the most significant changes to the MDS since the implementation of MDS 3.0 in 2010. The biggest changes-the new Medicare PPS End of Stay assessment and the new Section GG-are mandated by IMPACT Act. Accurately assessing your residents and submitting the required data as mandated are crucial, since compliance in these areas will eventually be reported and enforced. This session will review the new assessment requirements as specified in the MDS 3.0 Manual. We will discuss the potential pitfalls of applying your center’s current functional assessment practices to a new system. We will review best practice ideas for your center’s therapy and nursing teams to successfully navigate this latest transition.

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