Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Certified Medicare or Medicaid nursing facilities are required to complete and submit, electronically, the Minimum Data Set (MDS). This assessement tool must be completed for all residents, regardless of age.
Minimum Data Set - A core set of screening, clinical, and functional status elements, including common definitions and coding categories, which forms the foundation of a comprehensive assessment for all residents of nursing homes certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.
While its primary purpose as an assessment tool is used to identify resident care problems that are addressed in an individualized care plan, data collected from MDS assessments is also used for the Medicare reimbursement system, Louisiana's State Medicaid reimbursement system, and monitoring the quality of care provided to nursing home residents.
MDS & OASIS submission process changes effective 12/27/11 for LA. LA providers must convert from AT&T to Verizon within 30 days of the effective date. Details on the CMS QTSO Provider Information website.
CMS Net Verizon Help Desk 888-238-2122, option 2.
CMS - QTSO MDS 3.0 - federal links to the RAI Manual, Technical Information & Training Materials
Myers and Stauffer LC - Select "Resources" to access Louisiana MDS case mix newletters, Supportive Documentation Guidelines, RUG-III Grouper information and MDS 3.0 data collection tools
PH: (800) 261-1318 (225)342-5778
FX: (225) 342-5073
MDS 3.0 Louisiana State Requirements include:
1. RUG III - 5.20 : 34 group (D01) for State assessments
3. Section S contains 2 questions. Collected on (NC) Comprehensive Assessments
4. Index Maximizing Calculation Type
5. Case Mix for Medicaid reimbursement? Yes
6. Section S field names:
Please print document for complete listing of Louisiana's requirements.
Louisiana Advisor newsletters - policy changes on the MDS related to case mix
CMS Memo issued 07-01-11: S&C 11-31-NH - Changes to MDS 3.0 Assessment Modification & Formatting Policies & NH Compare as a result of MDS 3.0 Implementation (posted 07/07/11)