Texas MDS

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What is Texas MDS?

The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a standardized collection of demographic and clinical information that describes a person's overall condition. All licensed nursing facilities in Texas are required to submit MDS assessments for all residents admitted into their facility.

More basic information about the MDS and data confidentiality can be found in the Introduction to MDS. New facilities and new MDS coordinators should refer to the MDS Steps to Success for a comprehensive explanation of the MDS preparation and submission process.


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Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
PL 2016-20 PDF Provider Requirements for Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Note: (Replaces PL 10-19) 06/29/2016
IL 2014-33 PDF Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Minimum Data Set Long Term Care Medicaid Information Rejections 06/19/2014
IL 2013-48 PDF Nursing Facility Assessments and Minimum Data Set Assessment Data Accuracy 08/20/2013
IL 2013-17 / PL 2013-12 PDF Minimum Data Set 3.0 Section Q: Referral to the Community: Nursing Facility (NF) Responsibilities and Local Contact Agency Information (Replaces IL 2011-57 and PL 2011-20) 05/23/2013
IL 2012-84 PDF Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Process Changing 10/31/2012

All provider letters for MDS

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Updated: July 26, 2016