Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments that Have Not Been Completed and/or Submitted
MDS 3.0 Discharge Assessments: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clarifying steps to take to address Minimum
Data Set (MDS) 3.0 discharge assessments that have not been completed and/or submitted as required under 42 CFR §483.20(g)
and 42 CFR §483.20(f)(1). The memo is intended to help surveyors understand both (a) what nursing homes should do to address
inactive residents remaining on their resident roster due to incomplete and/or unsubmitted discharge assessments and (b) how
nursing homes can ensure compliance with discharge assessment requirements.
Action by September 30, 2013: We are providing this information in order to promote nursing home completion of discharge assessments
for inactive residents by September 30, 2013.