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This week, CMS surprised us with a revised version of the MDS that will be effective this fall for FY 2021. It is a surprise because nothing about this particular change was mentioned in the proposed rule posted in April. CMS has indicated in the May posting on the MDS Technical Information page that in… Continue reading MDS v1.17.2 – What Changed?
As the SNF world draws its collective breath and begins to consider the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), the new reimbursement system that will drive payment for Medicare Part A for SNFs starting October 1, 2019, there are many questions and misunderstandings. Because of the major changes to the payment system, compared to RUG IV… Continue reading Understanding the Value of the MDS Nurse Under PDPM