MDS Changes from October, 2019

Posted by LTCS on September 11, 2019

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

MDS items 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.