The countdown is on- nursing facilities enrolled as MassHealth providers are required to complete additional MDS fields next week.

Effective October 1, 2021, MassHealth will require nursing facilities to complete:

  • Items GG0130 and GG0170
  • Item I0020, including I0020B
  • Item J2000
  • Item J2100
  • If response to Item J2100 is ‘Yes’, then Items J2300 – J5000 must be completed

Providers should prepare by verifying software setup meets new requirements for entry and transmission on OBRA assessments; and examining their interdisciplinary team’s knowledge of assessing and coding Section GG.

Celtic and its certified Master Teachers provide expert analysis of the MDS 3.0 assessment, documentation components and the impact of key fields on reimbursement of claims.

Contact us today to make sure you’re hitting the mark for these new requirements.

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