CMS Issues Changes to the MDS Inactivation/Modification Policy Effective May 19

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

On a recent Open Door Forum conference call, CMS announced changes to its policies related to when to use an MDS Inactivation vs Modification request. This change in CMS policy goes into effect May 19, 2013. CMS provided the attached power point presentation which explains the new policy and gives examples. For questions, you are referred to the New York State RAI Coordinator, Kathleen Minucci at

NYSHFA contacts: 

Nancy Leveille
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support Services
518-462-4800 ext 20 


Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 ext 15 

refer to mm2013-250