Monday, June 1, 2015
Focused MDS Surveys
Mum’s the word when it comes to what is expected for the coming MDS Focused Surveys, which were announced in April 2014. MDS coding practice and care planning are set to be the focus of those surveys, but not much information has been released about the surveys since last April. A few weeks ago, however, the ISDH was authorized to share with the IHCA this Focused Survey Facility Worksheet that will be given to facilities upon survey entrance. The facility undergoing a MDS focused survey will not fill out a CMS 672 we are told, but will fill this form out instead. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to report it to our IHCA membership.