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NYS DOH Releases DAL for MDS Census Data Collection Period for Medicaid Reimbursement

This DAL provides information regarding the facility’s Minimum Data Set (MDS) census data collection period for Medicaid reimbursement. The census will include ALL RESIDENTS regardless of payer source. The Department plans to utilize the July 29, 2020 census date to calculate the case mix adjustment for the January 1, 2021 rates.

Please submit all MDS data to CMS prior to March 25.  DOH will then extract the data. After your data has been accepted, the system will generate an acknowledgement of receipt message.  The message will state that you have an additional seven (7) calendar days in which to make corrections to the Payer, Dementia and BMI selections. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CERTIFICATE IS RECEIVED WITHIN SEVEN CALENDAR DAYS AFTER MATCHING.

If you have any questions, please send an email to  and a member of the MDS team will respond to your questions.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16