MDS 3.0 v1.17.2 – PRA Collection of Information Notification

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

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, CMS is posting FR Doc. 2022-06214 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public.  Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Minimum Data Set 3.0 Nursing Home and Swing Bed Prospective Payment System (PPS) For the collection of data related to the Patient Driven Payment Model and the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (QRP); Use: We are requesting to implement the MDS 3.0 v1.17.2 from Oct 1, 2020 to Oct 1, 2023. On May 15, 2020, in response to State Medicaid Agency and stakeholder requests, we updated the MDS 3.0 item sets to version 1.17.2. The changes in this version will allow State Medicaid Agencies to collect Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) payment codes and thereby inform their future payment models. Calculation of the PDPM payment code on OBRA assessment is not a federal requirement. These item set changes do not reflect any change in burden from the previous version, MDS 3.0 v1.17.1. (I added the italics in this paragraph for emphasis.)

CMS uses the MDS 3.0 PPS Item Set to collect the data used to reimburse skilled nursing facilities for SNF-level care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries and to collect information for quality measures and standardized patient assessment data under the SNF QRP.

From the looks of it, I believe this notice is telling SNF/NF providers that MDS 3.0 v1.17.2 will be utilized through September 30, 2023 as well as complying with the PRA requirements.