Long-Term Care

CMS announces special surveys on dementia care, MDS coding will launch by mid-year

MDS 3.0 Insider, April 25, 2014

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Surveyors will scrutinize dementia care and Minimum Data Set coding in an upcoming pilot program to test more expansive oversight of these areas, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced. Pilots of the dementia care and MDS coding “focused reviews” are scheduled to begin by mid-2014, according to a memorandum issued Friday.  About five state survey agencies will do on-site assessments in up to five facilities both for the dementia care and MDS pilot, the memo states.
 
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