WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Operational Guide for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) to include additional information on how the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will affect the demonstration.

CMS updated the Operational Guide in early December to include instructions for submitting documentation relate to PDGM, but did not update the FAQ document. In addition the Operational Guide was not posted on the CMS web site until late December, with no announcement of the changes.

The FAQs includes a section dedicated to PDGM related questions. In addition, there are several new FAQs under the Choice 1: Pre-Claim Review (PCR) section.

To access the Operational Guide and FAQs go here and scroll to the download section at the bottom of the webpage .