Long Term Care Minimum Data Set 3.0

The Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized, primary screening and assessment tool of health status which forms the foundation of the comprehensive assessment for all residents (regardless of payer) of long-term care facilities certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid. The MDS contains items that measure:

  • physical
  • clinical
  • psychological
  • psycho-social functioning
  • life care wishes
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