October MDS Changes- Section N

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 N (Medications) include:
  • The addition of two new classes of medications:
    • Antiplatelet
    • Hypoglycemic
  • The coding change from counting the total number of days the resident received the medication to two new columns:
    • Is taking
    • Indication noted
AHCA has created an MDS Section N resource document to help providers breakdown the changes. The information outlines key changes to MDS Section N, Coding Instructions/RAI Guidelines for each item, and Actions to Consider for implementation across your facility.
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