CMS Policy Change for Assessment Submission Time Frame Will Impact MDS Correction Policy (5/19)

By CMS - May 01, 2019

 The following April 30, 2019 e-mail from CMS will impact the MDS correction policy in chapter 5 of the RAI Manual .

 

The current CMS policy for submission of patient assessment records allows providers to submit records for up to 36 months from the assessment target date.  Effective October 1, 2019, the CMS policy for patient assessment submission will be changed to 24 months from the assessment target date.  The policy change applies to new, modified, and inactivated records.