FY 2025 Final MDS 3.0 Item Sets version 1.19.1 Effective Oct. 1, 2024

The final Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Item Sets version (v)1.19.1 are now available. The MDS Item Sets v1.19.1 will be effective beginning October 01, 2024. Items in sections A, B, D, GG, I, J, N, and O are affected. From https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality/nursing-home-improvement/resident-assessment-instrument-manual

SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide

An updated Quick Reference Guide is now available. The Quick Reference Guide provides high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links. PAC-SNF-QuickReferenceGuide-20240425 (PDF) From https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality/snf-quality-reporting-program/submission-deadlines

April 2, 2024 SNF LTC Open Door Forum Transcript and Finalized Q&A

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC), Open Door Forum (ODF) Tuesday, April 2, 2024: Transcript, Q&A, Agenda and Audio File- Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum (ZIP) From https://www.cms.gov/training-education/open-door-forums/about/odf-podcast-and-transcripts

CMS iQIES Implements Inactive User Policy, Requiring Logins Every 60 Days

To: iQIES Users, CMS Staff CMS security policy requires deactivation of user roles for inactive accounts.To align with CMS security policies, iQIES will begin implementing an inactive user policy this month. This will allow CMS to continue to ensure that our system is safe and secure.  System audits will be …

CMS COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Managers Updated

Modules 3 and 6 in the Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Managers at the Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) online training from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have been updated. Module 3: Cleaning the Nursing Home benefits for nursing home staff: ♦ Module 6: Basic Infection …