In 2005, SimpleLTC launched SimpleMDS™, a first-of-its-kind software tool to allow skilled nursing facilities to simplify the messy manual process of transmitting MDS assessment batches to CMS and manage related CASPER reports. In addition to its unique simplicity and affordability, SimpleMDS was one of the first industry tools to leverage a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription model that allows customers to easily try the product with no risk or long-term commitment.
It was an instant hit, with hundreds of facilities quickly adopting it to streamline their MDS workflow and save time. Those facilities have now grown to nearly 3,000 and, to date, customers have used SimpleMDS to transmit and archive more than 17,000,000 MDS assessments.
This makes it the #1 choice of SNFs for managing MDS transmissions and CASPER reports, and has helped us to build the nation’s largest private database of long-term care health assessment data.
The new name: SimpleConnect™
As the long-term care industry has continued to evolve, SimpleMDS has evolved with it. For example, we’ve added new capabilities to allow SNFs to meet the new PBJ requirements. Customers will be able to manage the submission of PBJ .XML files to CMS, as well as PBJ file tracking and related CMS reporting.
As SimpleMDS has grown to encompass functionality beyond the MDS 3.0 world, we felt it was time for a new name. That’s why we’re transitioning to SimpleConnect™ as the new name for SimpleMDS.
As SimpleLTC continues to evolve in the post-acute care world, the new SimpleConnect name better describes the “connection” functionality that allows customers to connect their data with other healthcare organizations and government agencies.
You’ll begin to see the new SimpleConnect name on invoices and product sheets in the near future.