Minimum Data Set (MDS) New York State Requirements

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September 5, 2018

Subject: Minimum Data Set (MDS) Audit Clarifications

Dear Administrator:

The New York State Department of Health in conjunction with the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and the Nursing Home Associations is pleased to issue a MOS Audit Clarifications Memorandum.

The Clarifications Memorandum follows the guidelines of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual and provides a link to the University at Albany School of Public Health where additional information may be obtained. The Memo was created to provide nursing facilities with clear definitions for audit terminologies and required audit documentation and should be used in tandem with the RAI manual.

Facilities may access the MOS Audit Clarification Memo on the Department of Health´s website at–18_mds.pdf.

If you have any questions please send an email to and staff will respond to your inquiry.


Ann Foster
Deputy Director
Division of Finance and Rate Setting
Office of Health Insurance Programs