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IMPORTANT Last Minute Change to MDS Coding Rule

Posted Monday, October 1, 2018

CMS released a last minute change to coding Major Surgery in Section J. Instead of 3 criteria to code, there are now only 2 (general anesthesia removed) which are:

  1. Hospital stay of at least 1 overnight AND
  2. The surgery carried some degree of risk to the resident’s life or the potential for severe disability.

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