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Issue: # 2010-004-ASeptember 30,2010
This is a Special Edition of the Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care's newsletter.  Please note information relative to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 initiative which takes place effective October 1, 2010.  This special edition contains Provider Instructions necessary for completing the sample matrix roster in the MDS 3.0 process. 
 
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Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessments
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) changes to MDS 3.0 on October 1, 2010. With this implementation, changes will be required to the survey process. The Quality Indicators, now used for sample selection and to identify concerns, will not be available to the facilities or surveyors.
The survey team will conduct a detailed tour with facility staff and use the CMS 802 (Roster Matrix), to verify the information which has been observed or obtained from staff on tour. With this change in the process, the state agency is requesting facilities to have the CMS 802 up dated and available for the survey staff.  This will expedite the survey process.
If you have any questions about the changes in the survey process you may contact this office.  Thank you in advance.

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