Are you a “New Year’s resolution” kind of person? I am not, but I am a strong believer in establishing goals and setting intentions. Whether you prefer to make a resolution or set a goal, January 2023 is the perfect time to set yourself up for Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 success.
The MDS changes that will be implemented come October 2023 are significant and should not be simply delegated to your amazing Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) coordinator. Version 1.18.11 of the MDS will impact reimbursement systems, quality measurements, surveys and Five-Star, to name a few. As such, your policies, procedures, and mechanics around data capture also will need to be updated. This will be a major organizational shift in how you assess, document and report about care. It will impact your bottom line, your public data profile and — most importantly — the care you deliver to your residents.