The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today issued a memorandum regarding important updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section S documents, which will become effective on October 1, 2023. Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section S is reserved for state specific items. These changes include additional questions to collect important information regarding Opioid Use Disorder and the use of psychotropic medications. Effective October 1, 2023, Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities will be required to complete the questions per the updated directions.
For any questions or concerns regarding the updated MDS Section S documents, DPH is directing facilities to contact Nursing.QI@mass.gov.