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SNFs Guide to Understanding Admission Dates on the MDS

Posted by The Harmony Team on Thu, May 21, 2015

Admission Dates A1600, A1700, and A1900 on the MDS

Section A of the MDS 3.0 Assessment provides the assessor with the opportunity to record information about the start date of the current SNF stay and the current episode of a stay.  If these dates do not agree in a logic check performed by the software there will be an error message and the assessment will not be able to be closed until the logic conflict has been resolved.  This is often termed a "warning message", and it is in place to assist providers to correct logic conflicts prior to submitting assessments to the QIES ASAP in order to decrease the number of rejected assessments during submission.

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Topics: MDS 3.0, OBRA, MDS 3.0 Assessment Schedules, Assessment Schedules, Admission Dates

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