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2015 MDS Focused Survey Results

Posted by Christine Twombly on Tue, Nov 15, 2016


Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency

A recent CMS Survey and Certification Letter depicts the 2015 MDS Focused Survey results in terms of the Scope and Severity of deficiencies, the most frequently Cited Deficiencies and Common Errors. Here is a summary:

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Topics: MDS Focused Survey

First-Hand SNF Experience with MDS Focused Survey

Posted by Beckie Dow on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

The MDS Focused Survey purpose is to assess Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 (MDS 3.0) coding practices and the relationship of that coding to resident care in nursing homes.  Since the surveyor training began in early April 2015, an increasing number of SNFs have experienced this unique type of survey.   The SNF experience with this new type of survey have been positive, and most providers felt it was an informative and helpful process.  



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Topics: MDS 3.0, MDS, MDS Focused Survey

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