Mds 3.0

MDS 3.0 Update in Wound Care

  March and April, CMS has reconsidered its original guidance regarding how to code blister pressure ulcers on the revised Minimum Data Set (MDS) version 3.0. Previously, CMS directed that any pressure ulcer that presents as a blister regardless of what type of fluid seen (serous, sero-anguineous, or blood filled) was to be coded as a stage 2 . This is no longer true, not all pressure ulcer blisters are coded as stage 2 for MDS 3.0.