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CMS Posts Draft Version Of The MDS 3.0 Data Specifications For Oct. 1, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a new version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Data Specifications on January 25, 2018. The DRAFT version proposes significant changes to the MDS Sections:

  • GG – Functional Abilities and Goals;
  • I – Active Diagnosis;
  • J – Health Conditions; and
  • M – Skin Conditions

Blue & Co.’s Post-Acute Specialists can assist you in preparing your team for the new changes proposed by CMS for October 2018 and complying with current regulations. We can help you identify, analyze, and find solutions for your ever-growing needs in keeping up with the demands of the post-acute healthcare industry.

Click here for the MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for October 2018.

Click here for the CMS MDS Technical Information.

If you have any questions, please contact our post-acute care team today.

If you’d like to learn more about our post-acute care services, click here.

 

 

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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