SNF NEWS ALERT: It’s here! CMS released the draft MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual, effective 10/1/23

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the draft Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual, effective 10/1/23.

This version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual “contains substantial revisions” per CMS’s announcement, including standardized assessment items collected across post-acute care and updated language throughout to be gender neutral.

Final MDS 3.0 Item Sets version 1.18.11 were also published; which will have a domino effect on skilled nursing facility (SNF) reimbursement, quality measures, and Medicaid payment methodologies.

Celtic has partnered with SNFs for over 20 years, to support facility teams through many changes impacting reimbursement, regulatory compliance, operations, and accuracy. Our associate’s decades of experience allow them to recognize MDS changes that drive reimbursement, impact quality, and hinder efficiency.

Proactive providers will be better prepared for the changes and will mitigate potential revenue losses. With less than 6 months to prepare, contact Celtic today. Let’s work together to develop your game plan for 10/1/23.

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