MDS 2.0

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

Five-Star insights: Will those stars ever illuminate your path?

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I recently asked a hospital discharge planner how she chooses which nursing home to discharge to. "Five-Star" was the reply. Was I surprised? Not at all. Once again, it demonstrates just how far this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services consumer initiative reaches.

MDS 3.0 completion times are up, job satisfaction is down, survey shows

MDS 3.0 completion times are up, job satisfaction is down, survey shows

Overall job satisfaction has dropped among long-term care workers, and MDS 3.0 assessments are taking longer to complete than MDS 2.0, results of a new survey reveal.

Providers must be compliant with new nursing home payment rules or face rejection of claims, expert says

Nursing home administrators must be absolutely certain their billing department staff and MDS coordinators are up to speed on the newly implemented PPS rules for therapy, MDS expert Leah Klusch said Wednesday during a special McKnight's webcast.

What MDS 3.0 will mean for nursing home providers

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So, it's finally here. MDS 3.0, the updated resident assessment tool, has officially taken effect. So how exactly will this highly anticipated system change the way you, nursing home providers, operate? There are several ways.