Greetings to all...new to site...I am an MDS Coordinator for an 88 bed facility. Have been doing MDS here since 2003 so I am quite familiar with the process...6 years in this office.
Have many of you read the specs on the MDS 3.0? I have downloaded the form from many different sites and from what I can gather, there will be no RAP on the 3.0. Am I correct in this?
Second, did I read the new guidelines from CMS correct in that if your MDS is maintained electronically you no longer have to print them and put them on the chart after June 17, 2009? 15 months worth of MDS information in one chart takes a lot of space in the record, is costly for the facility (paper and toner), requires filing time, and is not "envirnomentally friendly" because of all of the paper required to do this.