The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new version (V1.14.1) of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 data submission specifications and a new revised version (V1.12.0) of the MDS items sets. These updates will be effective on October 1, 2014. Important changes are as follows:

• Submission option language has been updated (A0410)

• Admission date for this episode of care added (A1900)

• PASSR language removed from some item sets (A1500)

• Removal of ICD-10 language (Section I)

• Flu vaccine language updated (Section O)

• MDS item code cues for location of information related to modification requests (Section X)

To download the revised specifications and item subsets, please click here.