MDS 3.0 Version 1.17.1 Final Item Sets Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

CMS posted the FINAL MDS 3.0 Item Sets on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at least according to the titling of the .zip file. There is no additional documentation provided with the posting as CMS normally does – just the .zip file itself. Once on this page, scroll down to Downloads and click on the first link:


When the .zip file is opened, you’ll see this:


Take a look at the second PDF (highlighted above) for the Item Changes for v1.17.1 to get the overview. There are 20 pages to the Change document.

I’ll use the next few days to dive into these changes (and to see if CMS posts anything further about the finality of these Item Sets) so watch for a future blog.