DADS News Alerts: MDS 3.0 Clarification, MDCP Waiver Renewal
– An excerpt:
This revised alert replaces the “Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Item A0410 Clarification” alert.
On a Jan. 15, 2013 national conference call, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staff reiterated that MDS 3.0 item A0410 must be coded correctly.
Coding instructions for item A0410 are on page A-9 of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual.
In all states, item A0410 must be set to “3″ (federal required submission) when a resident is in a Medicare or Medicaid certified bed, regardless of whether or not CMS requires submission to the federal database.
In Texas, due to state reporting requirements, item A0410 must be set to “2″ if an MDS record is an OBRA assessment, entry tracking record or discharge record for a resident on a unit that is not Medicare or Medicaid certified. Otherwise, item A0410 is set to “1″ for Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) assessments and Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRA) for a resident on a unit that is not Medicare or Medicaid certified.
– Last month, CMS approved the waiver renewal for MDCP with the waiver effective date of September 1, 2012. Effective February 15, a copy of the approved waiver renewal will be available as a PDF document on the DADS web site: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/MDCP/MDCPFederalWaiver_Application.pdf
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