CMS S&C Letter: Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments that Have Not Been Completed and/or Submitted

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clarifying steps to take to address Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 discharge assessments that have not been completed and/or submitted as required under 42 CFR §483.20(g) and 42 CFR §483.20(f)(1). Beginning October 1, 2013, MDS assessments older than 3 years will no longer be accepted.  Since the discharge assessment information is used for quality measurement (QM) and to minimize impact on QM data, CMS has selected a reference date of October 1, 2012.  CMS is requiring centers to take the following steps when discharge assessments have not been completed and/or submitted prior to September 30, 2013:

  1. Identify any residents appearing on the facility’s current MDS 3.0 Roster report who are no longer active residents.
  2. If the resident was discharged prior to October 1, 2012, a discharge assessment must be completed for the resident indicating the actual date of discharge in Item A2000, Discharge Date.
  3. If the resident was discharged on or after October 1, 2012, a discharge assessment must be completed for the resident indicating the actual date of discharge in Item A2000, Discharge Date.

See attached for full information.

NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15