CMS Releases the New MDS Section S Questions Which Become Effective October 1, 2017

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

New NYS‐Specific Items include:

  • Specialty Unit / Facility Reimbursement, or Resident Eligible for Enhanced Reimbursement
  • Discharge to hospital: Healthcare proxy involvement 
  • Comfort Care provided in the last 14 days
  • Dental Care
  • MMIS Identification Number (Medicaid Management Information System)
  • Primary Payor 

See attached for full description of the questions. NYSHFA recommends reviewing these questions with your MDS coordinators or appropriate staff. 


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15