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CDPH Notifies Providers of Updated Minimum Data Set 3.0
Reflects change to California Section S form

The California Department of Public Health has issued the attached All Facilities Letter notifying certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing facilities that an updated California Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Section S form is now available. The form, which will take effect Oct. 1, reflects changes on the California Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form dated January 2016. MDS Section S completion is required for MDS comprehensive assessments, quarterly assessments, discharge assessments and tracking records. Facilities are not required to complete Section S for Medicare Part A prospective payment system assessments.