The Interim final rule from CMS last night also delays implementation of new MDS items for SNF QRP as described below:
- This delay will enable SNFs to continue using the current version of the MDS 3.0 v1.17.1
- CMS will require SNFs to collect data on the transfer of health information measures and SPADES data on October 1 of the 1st of the year that is at least two full fiscal years after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- CMS will work with SNFs prior to implementation to address questions related to training and software update needs.
Comments are due 60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.