The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released a draft version of the Nursing Home Comprehensive (NC) Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) Item Set. The Final Version of the NC MDS 3.0 is projected to be effective in October of 2023. The update to the Item Set will affect both the Medicare Part A and Long-term Care MDS Assessments. The new items to the MDS 3.0 Item Set were intended to be implemented in October 2020 but was delayed due to the Pandemic and other technical issues.
Many of the changes are consistent with those adopted in the FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule .
The plan to release the final version for the MDS item set has been pushed back to the first quarter of 2023. Hopes that this would allow sufficient time to provide training and education to prepare for the October 1, 2023, Implementation date.
With more than 100 changes to the form, the most significant will be the deletion of Section G and additional items to GG.