Hot Topics: FINAL version of MDS 3.0 Data Specs Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) posted the FINAL version (V3.00.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications yesterday. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2019.

Leadership Actions/Considerations:

  1. Please note that revisions since the errata can be identified by looking for “post-errata” in the version notes for the items and edits.
  2. The lookup file for the allowable ICD codes in item I0020B has been updated, and it is posted as a separate ZIP file.
  3. Download files directly from (see the downloads section)
  4. Quickly access the files by clicking on the links below:


MDS 3.0 Data Specs (V3.00.1) FINAL 04-22-2019 [ZIP, 13MB]

PDPM_ICD_Codes_for_I0020B_FY2020 [ZIP, 764KB]


Pathway Health experts are reviewing the FINAL revisions and resources, education and products to ensure their alignment with the changes. For further information, contact us.


Lisa Thomson
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer