CMS has once again updated the MDS 3.0 RAI manual and MDS forms ahead of Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) implementation, now less than 2 weeks away. This version of the RAI manual contains clarification and revisions to the version previously released in May. Changes include:

  • Clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy
  • Clarifications to assessment requirements for swing-bed providers
  • Definition of “interruption window” for interrupted Part A-covered stays
  • Coding of item I0200B
  • Changes to group therapy policies

The updated version of the RAI manual is available as a zip file in the "related links" section of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual page of the CMS website.