Monday, June 30, 2014
MDS Focused Survey Pilot Program Begins
CMS announced in S&C 14-22-NH that it would conduct on-site focused surveys of facilities concerning MDS 3.0 coding accuracy on a pilot basis. Deficient practices identified will result in relevant citations being issued, and additional concerns will be referred to the state survey agency for further review. CMS is rolling out these reviews on pilot basis and have begun work in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It is expected that 2 additional states will be added to the pilot, but those states have not been announced. Click here for a copy of the notice that CMS issues to the facility administrator concerning the MDS focused surveys.