Will you pass CMS’s new schizophrenia MDS audits?

Ken BellLTC News

McKnights (03/31/2023) – In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services started focused on-site surveys to address the issue of erroneous coding of schizophrenia in nursing homes.

More recently, the agency began conducting off-site audits to assess the accuracy of Minimum Data Set (MDS) data. They are currently examining nursing homes’ evidence for appropriate documentation, assessment, and coding of residents’ schizophrenia diagnoses. Full story »