MDS Census Collection Deadline for 2020-1 is Nearing

Lisa Volk and Carl J. Pucci in Clinical & Quality, Finance & Reimbursement

DOH has alerted providers of the upcoming MDS certification deadline (see notice below): 

The deadline for completing your MDS is just over one week away. If you have matched and have concluded your review of your MDS data, please submit your certification as soon as possible. If you have not concluded your review, please complete that now so that you are able to certify your MDS data in advance of the January 8th deadline.  

In order to calculate the July 2020 rates, and provide you with a rate prior to the end of the state fiscal year, we are unable to extend that deadline beyond January 8, 2021.  

Due to COVID-19 precautions staff are working remotely, therefore, please send your completed certifications to:           

  • FAX: 518.502.5392 
  • Or use the Secure File Transfer Utility (instructions attached) 

To contact the Bureau for assistance in matching please send an e-mail to If you have already contacted the Bureau for assistance with the questions there is no need to send an additional email. One of the staff will address your issue as soon as possible.


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

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