DAL: September 26, 2017 Census Dates

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality, Finance & Reimbursement

The DOH sent out the attached DAL on October 1, 2018. DOH clarifies the two census dates which will set the January 2019 Case Mix rates. The previous January 25, 2018 census date set the rates that were already issued this past July. Please note, the Department has allowed facilities to request changes to DOH selected MDS RUG scores in the past. MDS regulations do not specify that this should be done and therefore, the Department will be utilizing RUG scores based solely on selections by the DOH MDS software. 

NYSHFA will further discuss this issue with DOH to determine how differences in software RUG scores can be corrected if needed. 


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36