Joe Bush | Oct 7, 2022 | Excerpted from McKnights
Long-term care facilities, staff and more than half the states should prepare immediately for changes to the Minimum Data Set, experts said in early September.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a draft of an update to MDS 3.0. Section G, used by many states to determine Medicaid reimbursement, is gone. The changes will be official in October 2023.
Gloria Brent, president and CEO of MDS Consultants, told McKnight’s it was a “bombshell” that A 0300 A, the Optional State Assessment, was removed. It’s needed by states that calculate RUG scores for payments.