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Updated Minimum Data Set for SNFs, Hospitals With Swing Beds Effective Oct. 1

For skilled-nursing facility leaders, compliance, and reimbursement professionals   

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The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-76, which informs skilled-nursing facilities and hospitals with swing beds to use the revised Minimum Data Set (MDS), effective Oct. 1.  

The MDS item sets are used to collect and submit patient data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by these facilities, which is then used for payment, quality reporting, and survey activities.