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Regulators gear up for special mandatory broadcast on MDS 3.0

The first of three satellite broadcasts by federal regulators on the new Minimum Data Set 3.0 will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) Thursday. Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will give a wide-ranging introduction of the new assessment tool, which is on track to go into effect Oct. 1.

New CMS rule to eliminate section of MDS, revise RUGs

New CMS rule to eliminate section of MDS, revise RUGs

A controversial new rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid rule will recalibrate Medicare case mixes under the Resource Utilization Group (RUG) system. Specifically, it will eliminate a section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and change the RUG classification process for short-stay residents.

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McKnight’s Online Expo to offer continuing education credits

The American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Monday reiterated the importance of reforming the long-term care payment system. McKnight’s’ readers can learn more about payment and policy issues during the McKnight’s Online Expo March 25-26.

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