October MDS Changes to Section K

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 to section K (Swallowing/Nutritional Status) include:
  • The expansion of timeframes for recording answers related to nutritional approaches, including:
    • On Admission;
    • While Not a Resident;
    • While a Resident; and
    • At Discharge.
AHCA has created an MDS Section K under MDS Updates, a resource document to help providers breakdown the changes. The information outlines key changes to MDS Section K, Coding Instructions/RAI Guidelines for each item, and Actions to Consider for implementation across your facility.
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