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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health


AFL 15-09
April 20, 2015


TO:
Skilled Nursing Facilities

SUBJECT:
California Minimum Data Set (MDS) Nuggets


All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary

The CA MDS newsletter is now available on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website.

​This issue of the CA MDS newsletter (CA MDS Nuggets) includes:

  • Revisions to Section A of the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual
  • New recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine from CDC and ACIP
  • Instructions for documenting the influenza vaccine on MDS item O0250
  • Information regarding the expansion of MDS Focused Surveys released by CMS

The MDS Nuggets newsletter may be accessed at the following link:

Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0)

If you have any questions, please contact Susana Belda, RN, RAI Educational Coordinator at:

California Department of Public Health
Licensing & Certification Program
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3201
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Email: mdsoasis@cdph.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 324-2362 or Fax: (916) 552-8988

Please distribute copies to the MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, and Administrator.

 

Sincerely,

Original signed by Jean Iacino

Jean Iacino
Deputy Director

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