Please view the flyer here: New Medicare and RAI Manual Updates Webinar. To register, please contact Patricia Kincade (QIPMO) at 573-380-5473 or send an email to email@example.com.
National Learning Collaborative Webinar Series on Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care: SERIES 5: Working Together for Better Outcomes – Relational Coordination for Quality Improvement
In Webinar Series Five of our National Learning Collaborative, teams of practitioners share how they have achieved better outcomes through key systems for relational coordination – consistent assignment, huddles, CNAs involvement in care planning, and Quality Improvement huddles among staff closest to the residents.
March 12, 2013 – Part 11: It Takes a Team to Prevent and Heal Pressure Ulcers
Presenters: Teams from Glenridge Living Community, Augusta, Maine, and Oakview Terrace, Freeman, SD. Staff from two homes will explain how they prevent and heal pressure ulcers by working better together.
May 7, 2013 – Part 12: It Takes a Team to Provide High Quality Individualized Care
Presenters: Barbara Frank, B& F Consulting; Amy Elliot, Pioneer Network; and teams from nursing homes participating in the National Learning Collaborative on Using MDS 3.0 as the Engine for High Quality Individualized Care. Staff from several homes that have participated in the National Learning Collaborative will share how engaging staff in individualizing care has led to better quality of care and quality of life for their residents.
Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/Webinars/MDS30_1112
Effective December 1, 2012 CMS instructed surveyors to return to the “Traditional Survey Process” of reviewing Quality Measures during offsite preparation.
This change also implemented the use of the new “Form CMS 802 (04/12) ROSTER/SAMPLE MATRIX” and “Form CMS-802P (04/12) ROSTER/SAMPLE MATRIX INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROVIDERS.”
This change has also implemented instructional updates to “Form CMS 672 (05/12) RESIDENT CENSUS AND CONDITIONS OF RESIDENTS.”
If your facility automates forms from the MDS software, please ensure to present the new forms to the facility surveyors. You may need to contact your vendor if your software does not generate the new forms.
Facilities are required to utilize the new forms. Upon survey entrance, surveyors will provide the administrator with the forms to be completed. The new forms are also available for download online: www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms-List.html.
- February 19 – 20, 2013: RAI Process from Start to Finish - Columbia, MO
This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end. The MDS is used for both a clinical assessment and a financial assessment and this workshop will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the requirements individually and combined. Item-by-item coding will be reviewed. From coding the MDS, we will then look at the CAA to care plan process. An overview of the Medicare requirements that need to be followed for appropriate reimbursement will be discussed. Finally, we will review how to stay up-to-date in this ever-changing world of MDS 3.0.
- April 23, 2013: CMS Updates - Columbia, MO
This advanced RAI session will help participants identify tools that will facilitate improvements in patient/resident outcomes, both clinical and financial. CMS hot topics and common survey issues will be reviewed as they pertain to the care of residents.
To register and view the brochure, please visit: www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.
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.