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Category Archives: MDS 3.0

Missouri Health Care Association’s Mid-Year Conference

March 4 – 5, 2014:  Please view the schedule of events here:  MHCA Mid Year Conference March 2014.  To register, please visit

PEPPER Report Webinar

February 18, 2014:  What the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) Report Means to you and your Compliance Efforts

For more information, please visit LeadingAge Missouri at

MDS and Flu Season

CMS posts the public Quality Measures on Nursing Home Compare, and consumers are able to view the percentage data that your nursing home offered and administered the flu vaccine during the current or most recent influenza season.

The 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual does not provide specific dates for influenza season.  This has prompted Missouri facilities to ask what dates are considered the influenza season in Missouri, in order to correctly code the MDS, which will be reflected in their Quality Measures.  Seasonal flu monitoring and reporting to the CDC in Missouri begins in early October and extends well in to the month of May.

For MDS coding purposes, if the resident is not in the facility between October 1 and May 31, you should code in Section O:  “Resident not in facility during this year’s flu season.”  For residents who are in the facility from October 1 through the last week of May, the facility is required to offer the flu vaccine as long as it is “reasonably available,” which means that it is still available to be ordered from your local pharmacy or supplier.

If you have any questions, you may contact Joan Brundick, State RAI Coordinator, at 573-751-6308 or email

MC5 Regional Meetings – January 2014

Visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at

Person-Centered Care in Behavioral Health

Interventions to keep people in the home, and when it is time to intervene with inpatient care
Location:  East Hills Library, 502 North Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph.  RSVP to Karen Fletchall at or 660-564-3304; or Freda Miller at or 660-822-6209.

Webinar #1: The Big Picture

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

Please view the flyer here:  January 8, 2014 Southwest MC5 and Primaris

Creating Well-Being for Those Who Live with Dementia:  Alternatives to Medication Use

Would you like to provide your staff with high quality training from world-renowned experts, but just can’t afford it?  Now you can!  MC5 and Primaris have teamed up to bring you the six part webinar series developed by Dr. Al Power and The Eden Alternative.  Each meeting will include one of the hour-long webinars, followed by a learning session led by Primaris Program Manager Judy Halley, RN-BC, LNHA.  Location:  Council of Churches, 627 N.  Glenstone, Springfield.  RSVP to

  • January 10, 2014:  East

All Aboard!

Caregiver Empowerment in Culture Change:  Mentoring, Assigning, and Engaging for a Better Life
Successfully delivering person-centered care greatly depends on caregiver commitment to the Culture Change effort.  This presentation will include the community-wide mentoring program at Parc Provence, the use of consistent assignment at West County Care Center; and caregiver huddles, memory care training, and QAPI responsibilities at Bethesda Dilworth.  Location:  Brentwood Community Center, Rm. 104, 2502 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood.  RSVP to Ruthie at or 314-801-0446.

Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease in a Culture Change World

Location:   Community Center, 200 North Ash, Nevada.  RSVP to


Please view the flyer here:  January 21, 2014 new location East Central MC5 and Primaris Collaborative

Operationalizing Person-Centered Care and Building Capacity for QAPI – Part I: Aligning Daily Documentation and Communication

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

Pioneer Network Webinar Series on Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care.  Monthly meetings will be facilitated by Primaris Program Manager Nursing Home Services, Alexis Roam, MSN, RN. 

Monthly meetings will include:



     Facilitation with Alexis Roam

     Sharing with all group members

Please note location change:  Comfort Inn and Suites, 1650 Old Wire Outer Road, Rolla.
Registration in advance is appreciated – please RSVP to or 314-801-0462; or to or 573-265-3271.

Exercise Makes a Difference: Why and How to Incorporate Daily Exercise in Person-Centered Care

Location:  Loch Haven Senior Living Community Apartments, New Activity Rm., 701 Sunset Hills Dr., Macon.

RSVP to Wendy or Katie at 660-385-3113.

  • January 22, 2014:  West

Culture Change 101

Presented by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services State Culture Change Coordinator Sam Plaster.
Location:  Centerpoint Medical Center, East Auditorium, 19600 East 39th St., Independence.  RSVP to Kathy Vogt or Leslie Carter at 816-228-5655. 

For more information about these regional meetings, including available CEUs, please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at

RAI Process & Medicare from Start to Finish 2014 Workshops

July 8 – 9, October 7 – 8, 2014:  RAI Process from Start to Finish

April 25, August 12, November 12, 2014:  Medicare from Start to Finish

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Missouri.  View the brochure here: RAI – Medicare from Start to Finish Workshops Updated Brochure 2014 or visit