MDS Items O0600 (Physician Examinations) and O0700 (Physician Orders)
As of 10-1-17, Version 1.15 of the RAI Manual went into effect. The RAI Manual now states CMS does not require completion of items O0600 or O0700, however, some States continue to require the completion of these items. The RAI Manual states if the State does not require the completion of these items, use the standard “no information” code (a dash, “–”).
Missouri does not require completion of items O0600 and O0700; staff in Missouri facilities may dash these items as the RAI Manual directs.
If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact Stacey Bryan, the State RAI Coordinator, at 573-751-6308 or Stacey.Bryan@health.mo.gov.