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Section Q: Error in Technical Specs

MDS 3.0 Submission Specs Errata V1.11.0 for the October 1, 2012 Release [ZIP, 9KB]  

Technical information related to the MDS 3.0 is also available under the Downloads section of this page:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIMDS30TechnicalInformation.html.

CMS has identified an error in their technical specifications that needs to be corrected immediately.  The software is leading assessors to ask the resident about community discharge when there is already an active discharge plan in place.  This is the opposite of how the process should work.  The intent of Section Q is to ask those residents who do not have an active discharge plan in place if they would like to talk to someone about returning to the community.  Please check with your software vendor, as it is imperative that they are notified in order to correct your software and you are able to correctly complete Section Q.

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