MDS 3.0 Item Sets Draft v1.16.0R Released

MDS 3.0 Item Sets Draft v1.16.0R Released

CMS has released draft v1.16.0R of the MDS 3.0 Item Sets scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, 2018. This file may be found in the Downloads section of the CMS MDS 3.0 Technical Information website.

The following significant changes are included:
• revisions to discharge goal coding instructions in GG0130 (self-care) and GG0170 (mobility);
• addition of skip pattern language to GG0170M and GG0170N;
• revisions to skip pattern language to GG0170Q1 and GG0170Q3;
• addition of coding instructions to J2000 (prior surgery);
• revisions to skip pattern language to M0210 (unhealed pressure ulcers/injuries) and M0300G (number of unhealed pressure ulcers/injuries);
• addition of coding instructions to N2001 (drug regimen review) and N2005 (medication intervention).

There are additional changes to text in Sections C, GG, I, J, M, N and O. Please see the Item Changes document from the above file for details.

Online VAERS Reporting has been added to the eMAR

Online VAERS Reporting has been added to the eMAR and EMR/Immunization Folder.

VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences to CDC and FDA. VAERS is not designed to determine if a vaccine caused a health problem, but is especially useful for detecting unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse event reporting that might indicate a possible safety problem with a vaccine. This way, VAERS can provide CDC and FDA with valuable information that additional work and evaluation is necessary to further assess a possible safety concern.

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New Wireless Vital Sign Monitor Integrated with ADL-EMR

ADL has integrated the Fora VSM100 Pro with our EMR. The devices are wireless and communicate directly with the ADL EMR eliminating the need to purchase an expensive VSM Server to control the communications. This eliminates 5% of the cost of acquiring the VSM devices.

Patient IDs and operator IDs recorded with Barcode Scanner
7” TFT Color LCD Touch Screen

Auto-Capture 4 parameters
• Sp02
• Ear Temperature
• Blood Glucose

Communication Protocols
• Bluetooth
• WiFi


Order Entry Update to New NCPDP Script

ADL Order Entry has a direct NCPDP SCRIPT interface with Vendor Pharmacy Systems. While CMS has still not approved the new SCRIPT standard, we are planning for updating to the New SCRIPT standard (currently proposed 2017071) to be released in a Service Pack between Q3-Q4 2018.