The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently developing two distinct focused survey processes to assess dementia care and Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 (MDS 3.0) coding practices in nursing homes. CMS is planning to pilot these survey types beginning in 2014. The intent of the dementia care focused survey is to document dementia care practices in nursing homes. The intent of the MDS focused survey is to document MDS 3.0 coding practices and associated care planning in facilities. Read details.