Chapter 3

Item-by-Item Instruction for Completing MDS 3.0

Complete Chapter 3 for Printing

Chapter 3, all sections included, combined for printing purposes.

Overview of the MDS 3.0

Overview of The Item-By-Item Guide To The MDS 3.0

Section A

Identification Information

Section B

Hearing, Speech, and Vision

Section C

Cognitive Patterns

Section D


Section E


Section F

Preferences for Customary Routine and Activities

Section G

Functional Status

Section GG

Functional Abilities and Goals

Section H

Bladder and Bowel

Section I

Active Diagnoses

Section J

Health Conditions

Section K

Swallowing Nutritional Status

Section L

Oral/Dental Status

Section M

Skin Conditions

Section N


Section O

Special Treatments, Programs, and Procedures

Section P


Section Q

Participation in Assessment and Goal Setting

Section S

Section S is Reserved for Additional State-Defined Items.

Section V

Care Area Assessment (CAA) Summary

Section X

Correction Request

Section Z

Assessment Administration

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