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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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