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CMS Posts Draft Version of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications for Oct. 1, 2018


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a new version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Data Specifications on January 25, 2018. The DRAFT version proposes significant changes to the MDS Sections:

  1. • GG – Functional Abilities and Goals;

  2. • I – Active Diagnosis;

  3. • J – Health Conditions; and

  4. • M – Skin Conditions

Blue & Co.’s Post-Acute Specialists can assist you in preparing your team for the new changes proposed by CMS for October 2018 and complying with current regulations. We can help you identify, analyze, and find solutions for your ever-growing needs in keeping up with the demands of the post-acute healthcare industry.

Click here for the MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for October 2018.
Click here for the CMS MDS Technical Information.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Nancy Hublar/RAC-CT ( or 502-992-3528) 
Jennifer Scott/BSN, RN, PLNC, CDP ( or 502-992-2567) 
Landon Hackett, CPA, MSA ( or 317-713-7929)


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