October MDS Changes- Section B

The MDS 3.0 version v1.8.11 final item sets and draft RAI guidance were released on April 3, 2023, and substantial changes were made to several sections. 
Changes made to section B include: 
  • Incorporation of the Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADES).  
  • Health Literacy, which allows for standardized data collection across all health care settings.
AHCA has created an MDS Section B resource document to help providers breakdown the changes. The information in the resource document outlines key changes to MDS Section B, Coding Instructions/RAI Guidelines for each item, and Actions to Consider for implementation across your facility.
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