October MDS Changes- Section O

The MDS 3.0 version v1.8.11 final item sets and RAI guidance have been released, and substantial changes were made to several sections. 
Changes to section O (Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs) include:
  • The expansion from two columns to three to reflect new timeframes:
    • On admission
    • While a resident
    • At discharge
  • Expansion on several items: 
    • Chemotherapy
    • Oxygen
    • Suctioning
    • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilator
    • IV Medications
    • Dialysis
    • IV access
AHCA has created an MDS Section O under MDS Updates, a resource document to help providers breakdown the changes. The information in the resource document outlines key changes to MDS Section O, Coding Instructions/RAI Guidelines for each item, and Actions to Consider for implementation across your facility.
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