October Section N Changes: How to Prepare

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - June 06, 2017

This fall, the alignment between the MDS and the survey process will become a little stronger. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to add six new items to section N (Medications) that largely correspond with some of the new medication requirements in the revised Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation (aka the Mega Rule), notes Carol Maher, RN, BC, RAC-CT, director of education for Hansen, Hunter & Co. PC based in Vancouver, WA.