MDS Section K Updates for 10-1-18
The RAI Manual v.1.16, dated 10-1-18, in Chapter 3 in Section K states CMS does not require completion of Column 1 (While Not a Resident) for items K0510C (Mechanically altered diet), or K0510D (Therapeutic diet), K0710A (Proportion of total calories the resident received through parenteral or tube feeding) or K0710B (Average fluid intake per day by IV or tube feeding). Some states continue to require completion of these items. It is important to know your State’s requirements for completing these items. If the State does not require the completion of these items, use the standard “no information” code (a dash, “-”).
There are no Missouri State Regulation requirements for the MDS. Any MDS records for residents in Missouri SNFs and NFs with an ARD of 10-1-18 or later will no longer be required to answer Column 1 (While Not a Resident) for items K0510C, K0510D, K0710A or K0710B; dashing will be allowed for these items. Please note- Column 2 (While a Resident) will still be required to be completed for these items.