MDS 3.0 Draft Version - v1.16.0 - for October 2018 Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS has posted the draft item sets for October 1, 2018 a bit early this year – usually the sets are posted in early December. 

The version next October has verbiage/text edits and modifications as well as new items, thus the identification of this upcoming version - 1.16.0.  We’re currently working with version 1.15.1.  The 21 pages of Change History and the draft item sets are found at:
MDS 3.0 Item Sets v1.16.0 (DRAFT) for October 1, 2018 Release [ZIP, 3MB]

There are new items in Section GG including car transfers, curb negotiation, stairs, functional cognition, prior device use, orthotics/prosthetics, upper and lower body dressing, picking up objects, walking 10 feet and walking 10 feet on uneven surfaces.

Section I sees a new item as well:

The new item in Section J is:

CMS is amending pressure ulcer in Section M to read pressure ulcer/injury in an obvious nod to last year’s NPUAP terminology update.  In addition, five (5) items in Section M are being deleted:
M0300B3 - Date of oldest Stage 2 pressure ulcer
M0610 – Dimensions of Unhealed Stage 3 or 4 Pressure Ulcers or Eschar
M0700 – Most Severe Tissue Type for any Pressure Ulcer
M0800 – Worsening in Pressure Ulcer Status Since Prior Assessment
M0900 – Healed Pressure Ulcers

Section N will see 3 new items:


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