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CDPH Issues Reminder About California MDS Newsletters

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a reminder that the California Minimum Data Set newsletters (California MDS Nuggets) are posted on the CDPH website. The MDS is a powerful tool offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for implementing standardized assessment and for facilitating care management in nursing homes and non-critical access hospital swing-beds. The MDS 3.0 has been designed to improve the tool’s reliability, accuracy and usefulness, and to expand resident input during the assessment process. Visit the CDPH website to access other California MDS 3.0 information at For more information on the MDS newsletters, see the attached All Facilities Letter.