Beginning October 1, 2023, the standard Minimum Data Set (MDS) items necessary for resident classification under a Resource Utilization Group (RUG) based acuity system will no longer be available. Effective October 1, 2023, as the transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is ongoing, the Bureau for Medical Services has agreed to implement the Optional State Assessment (OSA ) to continue collecting the MDS items necessary for West Virginia specific RUGs classification. To view the OSA notification to nursing facilities administrators, please click on the link below:
Optional State Assessment Adoption Notification State Medical Director's Letter
For more information, please contact the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) at 304-558-1700.