CMS Delays the Release of the October 2020 MDS Item Set

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

Just a few minutes ago (March 19, 2020), CMS announced that it is delaying the MDS 3.0 v1.18.1 release.  This notification is posted at https://qtso.cms.gov/news-and-updates/cms-delaying-implementation-october-1-2020-minimum-data-set-30-v1181-release and https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.  (The former is the QTSO website; latter is the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual website.)Picture1.png

Please note the comments in the 3rd paragraph which mean we’ll know more in the coming weeks/months as to the next step.