CMS memo: MDS 3.0 discharge assessments not completed/submitted

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clarifying steps to take to address Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 discharge assessments that have not been completed and/or submitted as required under 42 CFR SS483.20(g) and 42 CFR SS483.20(f)(1).

The memo explains (a) what nursing homes should do to address inactive residents remaining on their resident roster due to incomplete and/or unsubmitted discharge assessments and (b) how nursing homes can ensure compliance with discharge assessment requirements.