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Category Archives: MDS 3.0

MDS Training

RAI Process from Start to Finish

                April 12-13, 2016:  Independence, MO
                June 28-29, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
                August 10-11, 2016:  Columbia, MO
                October 11-12, 2016:  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.

Please see the brochure here for more information.

ICD-10 CM Refresher

February 8-9, 2016:  Blue Springs, MO
February 10-11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 15-16, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
February 17-18, 2016:  Columbia, MO
This workshop is for long-term care staff, including nursing home administrators, MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-10 codes.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration.

New QIPMO Newsletter – October 2015

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 3, Issue 1.  Topics in this issue include Who’s the New Kid, CMS Proposed Rules, MDS Changes and more.  Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.

Updated MDS Information – additional

On October 1, 2015 a new version of the RAI Manual became effective, Version 1.13.  Most of the changes were minor but there is one important change to point out.  Prior to the update, Significant Change MDS’s were required if a resident enrolled in or discontinued hospice.  Those rules are still in effect, but now, a Significant Change MDS is also required when a resident changes hospice providers and remains a resident at the nursing home.  This new rule is in the RAI manual in Chapter 2 on page 21.  A Significant Change MDS may also be required in situations when the hospice providing services is purchased by another hospice provider.

The new manual can be found at:  www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursinghomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html.  Scroll to the bottom of the page.  The first link is the ENTIRE Manual.  The second link is just the pages that have been changed as of October 1, 2015.  You will also find a summary of the changes in the second link.

If you have any questions, you may contact Stacey Bryan, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator, Department of Health & Senior Services, Telephone 573-751-6308 or E-mail Stacey.bryan@health.mo.gov.

Updated MDS Information

Updated RAI Manual
On October 1, 2015, a new version of the RAI Manual became effective, Version 1.13.  The new manual can be found at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursinghomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html towards the bottom of the page.  The first link is the ENTIRE Manual.  The second link is just the pages that have been changed.  Also, there is a summary of the changes with the second link.

Updated Quality Measure Manual
On October 1, 2015, a new version of the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual became effective, Version 9.0.  It can be found at: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIQualityMeasures.html towards the bottom of the page and click on the 4th download (MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V9.0) OR at the following address: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Downloads/MDS-30-QM-Users-Manual-V90.pdf.

Updated MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide
Section 1 (Introduction), Section 5 (Error Messages) and Appendix A were updated in the MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide in September 2015.  The updated guide can be found at www.qtso.com/mdstrain.html.

If you have any questions regarding the updates, you may contact Stacey Bryan, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator, Department of Health & Senior Services, Telephone 573-751-6308 or E-mail stacey.bryan@health.mo.gov.

New QIPMO Newsletter – July 2015

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 2, Issue 4.  Topics in this issue include ICD-10 is Coming!; Tips for Successful Transitions; and The Beauty of Networking.  Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

August 6, 2015:  Improving Immunizations in Nursing Homes (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn how nursing homes can improve in immunization quality measures and processes.  You will hear nursing home leaders discuss best practices that can be implemented, as well as the Texas MDS clinical coordinator who will present additional information about MDS coding for these measures.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.