Provider Notice Issued 09/25/2019

Date:  September 25, 2019                                       
To:     Long Term Care Facilities - Nursing Facilities (NF)
Re:     Nursing Facility Resident Assessment Instrument Effective October 1, 2019
This Notice informs Nursing Facilities (NF) shall continue to submit the comprehensive item set form quarterly pursuant to 89 Illinois Administrative Code Section 147.315.
  • The nursing facility should conduct and electronically submit a Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment that conforms with the assessment schedule and guidance defined in the 42 Code of Federal Regulations §483.20 Resident Assessment Instrument;
  • The nursing facility should complete the MDS Comprehensive Item Set form that includes all items Section A-Z, for each resident quarterly;
  • For the data period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, the nursing facility should be utilizing the MDS 3.0 Nursing Home Comprehensive (NC) Version 1.17.1.
Effective October 1, 2019, variable Z0200 A should reflect the RUG-IV 48 group code.
If you have questions, contact the Bureau of Long Term Care toll free at 844-528-8444.
Doug Elwell
Medicaid Administrator 



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