5D507 - SNF MDS Is Not in the National Repository

Published 05/22/2019

The MDS cannot be accessed in the National Repository.

To prevent this denial:

  • Ensure that the MDS has been entered into the National Repository prior to submitting request for payment to Medicare
  • Check all bills for accuracy and ensure that the MDS clinical assessment includes data for all covered days associated with the billing period

For more information refer to CMS Internet-Only Manuals (IOMs), Medicare Program Integrity Manual Publication 100-08, Chapter 6, Section 6.1.4.B (PDF, 248.59 KB).