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Officials: New MDS takes about half the time to complete

The new Minimum Data Set 3.0 will increase clinical relevance, accuracy and clarity, and give residents a greater voice in data collection when it is implemented next year, experts announced.And providers will be able to complete the form in 45% less time on average.

CMS releases final version of MDS 3.0

Federal regulators released the final version of the MDS 3.0 on Thursday, a week before they will hold a special, informational Open Door Forum on it.

CMS expecting big crowd for MDS 3.0 special Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the first time is requesting advance registration for a nursing home “Open Door Forum.” The federal regulatory body will report results of its five-year MDS 3.0 “validation” study at the forum at 1 p.m. (Eastern time) on Jan. 24.

Sherrie Dornberger, RNC, CDONA, FACDONA, executive director, NADONA

Ask the care expert

I am a charge nurse at a skilled care facility and assist with the MDS. I overheard our DON talking about a “CARE tool.” Can you give me some information on this?

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