Nursing homes are expected to be aware of and implement the most current CMS policies regarding the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual. The following website lists changes on change tables for quick reference. The actual manual pages that have changed are also included. Please visit the CMS website: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html and scroll to the Downloads Section:
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.10 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables.zip [ZIP, 5MB]
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.10 and Change Tables.zip [ZIP, 22MB]
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.10 Appendix B Rev 5.15.2013.pdf [PDF, 108KB]
Please note the effective date is May 20, 2013, although previously noted as May 8, 2013 on the CMS website. If you have any questions, you may contact Joan Brundick, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Telephone (573) 751-6308 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.