CMS released last October the final draft of the Minimum Data Set, MDS 3.0 version 1.18.11 that must now be used for all MDS assessment submissions. Section G was entirely dropped. Eleven sections of the MDS form had significant changes. There were also additions to the Care Area Assessment triggers.
LTCS Books has updated books, care plans, care area assessments, and flash drives for the changes, including the MDS Coordinator’s Handbook, Complete Nursing Care Plans book, Director of Nursing Handbook, Restorative Nursing Program, and Social Services Care Plans. The flash drives also include a Free Guide to the Latest MDS Changes in an easy to use chart.