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CMS MDS 3: Dx Codes Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

CMS MDS 3: Dx Codes

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


The primary medical condition category as coded in Section I0020 (draft MDS) is the defined as the category that best describes the reason for admission to the SNF.

To determine the resident’s clinical category, select the most approp­riate category from the list below based on the resident’s primary SNF diagnosis. The Primary SNF Diagnosis will be coded as the Primary Diagnosis Clinical Category Descri­ption.

Indicate the resident's primary medical condition category that best describes the primary reason for admission on the MDS I0020. Indicate the resident’s primary medical condition category.

Diagnosis Codes

Non-Tr­aumatic Brain Dysfun­ction.
Traumatic Brain Dysfun­ction.
Non-Tr­aumatic Spinal Cord Dysfun­ction.
Traumatic Spinal Cord Dysfun­ction.
Progre­ssive Neurol­ogical Condit­ions.
Other Neurol­ogical Condit­ions.
Hip and Knee Replac­ement.
Fractures and Other Multiple Trauma.
Other Orthopedic Condit­ions.
Debility, Cardio­res­pir­atory Condit­ions.
Medically Complex Condit­ions.
Other Medical Condition If “Other Medical Condit­ion,” enter the ICD Code in the boxes.