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Session 38 | Ten of the Most Confusing MDS Questions Answered

Session Summary

MDS items inform person-centered care planning, MDS 3.0 Quality Measures impacting Five-Star Quality Rating and Florida supplemental payment, and PDPM payment. The October 1, 2023, changes brought many new MDS items and changed the coding instructions for others. With the RAI User's Manual now more than 1,700 pages long, many MDS questions are confusing and frequently coded incorrectly. This presentation will highlight 10 of the most confusing MDS questions/items with step-by-step instructions for coding these items correctly.