CMS has posted a revised MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual V1.09, effective November 7, 2012. Locate the entire manual and/or changes only, by visiting: https://www.qtso.com/mds30.html. Click on the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual link. Scroll to the Downloads section at the bottom of this page and click: MDS 3.0 RAI Manual V1.09 to obtain the entire manual, or click: All Change Tables and Pages for V1.09 to obtain only the changes that have occurred.
The changes are not as extensive as in the past; however, it is still imperative that your facility review the change tables, as most relate to the PPS assessments that affect Medicare Part A reimbursement. Facilities are expected to be familiar with these changes in order to correctly code the MDS and claim Medicare Part A reimbursement. If you have any questions, you may contact Joan Brundick, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator at 573-751-6308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.