CMS to repeat MDS 3.0 training conference call

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced that it will host an additional conference call on Sept. 1 about policy changes to MDS 3.0 for 2012.

The new Special Open Door Forum will be on Sept. 1 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern). The call will focus on skilled nursing facility changes for the fiscal year 2012 with the MDS 3.0 assessment system. The call will repeat the information first presented Tuesday, Aug. 23 in a call that filled up too quickly to meet demand.

The call will discuss the location of group therapy; student supervision; changes to the MDS assessment schedule; end of therapy (EOT); other Medicare required assessment (OMRA) clarifications; change of therapy OMRA and other topics.

Click here to read a memo summarizing the policy changes and information discussed in the hall, or click here to view slides presented during the call. CMS has also prepared a YouTube video presentation of the training conference call, which you can view here.