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MDS Item Changes for October 2017
Posted by LTCS on September 28, 2017

The CMS Draft Version 1.15.x proposes new items for the MDS 3.0. Opioid use will be addressed in section N. An antipsychotic medication review will ask for information on the last attempted gradual dose reduction, and if no reduction was attempted, whether the resident’s physician has documented that dose reduction is contraindicated. Section P will change its item sets on restraints to include alarms, including electronic devices, bed and chair alarms, floor mat alarms, and motion sensor alarms.