MDS Changes for October, 2019

Posted by LTCS on February 17, 2019
Home Health Care Nurse and Home Health Nursing Care Plans

The new PDPM, Patient Driven Payment Model schedule will only require 3 PPS assessments, the 5-day, interim, and discharge assessments. CMS has made worksheets available to calculate the PDPM categories that will replace RUGs.

MDS items to be added include: the Primary Diagnosis in Section I, Surgical History categories in Section J, Interim Performance in Section GG, and additional Discharge Therapy items in section O.

The streamlined assessment policy is intended to provide more time for comprehensive baseline nursing care plans.