MDS Audit Clarification Document and DAL

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

DOH distributed the DAL and MDS Audit Clarification document late last week to all SNF providers. NYSHFA staff, along with the assistance of Zimmet Health Care Services Group, worked with both DOH and OMIG staff consistently since January 2018 to complete the final document. We are happy to note that this document follows the MDS RAI manual specifically. We have been successful in having most, if not all, of the items we did not find RAI support for taken out of the draft and the audit process. We encourage you to have your staff fully review this document as you conduct your MDS work and prepare for auditing. If you have been cited for items not in this document, we encourage you to seek advice related to appeal.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20