MDS OCtober Changes to Section J

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 J include:
  • Revision of the Pain Assessment Interview by expanding questions to reflect:
    • Pain effect on sleep
    • Pain interference with therapy activities; and
    • Pain interference with day-to-day activities.
AHCA has created an MDS Section J under MDS Updates, a resource document to help providers breakdown the changes. The information in the resource document outlines key changes to MDS Section J, Coding Instructions/RAI Guidelines for each item, and Actions to Consider for implementation across your facility.
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