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Category Archives: MDS 3.0

MDS Tips from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Are you a new MDS Coordinator?  Are you unsure where to begin?  Print and save the helpful tips below from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation:

MDS Coordinators Support Group Meetings

Support groups for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinators meet monthly in each of Missouri’s seven regions.  These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to MDS, PPS, and the RAI Process.  For more information, please visit the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) at http://nursinghomehelp.org/supgr.html.

RAI Process & Medicare from Start to Finish Workshops – July/August 2014

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

This workshop is for individuals in long-term care who coordinate and/or code the MDS.  Typically, this is an RN or LPN with the title of MDS Coordinator or Care Plan Coordinator.  This is also for the DON or ADM who needs a better understanding of the complexity of the RAI process.

August 12, 2014:  Medicare from Start to Finish

This workshop is geared towards those individuals working in long-term care who have a leadership role such as the ADM, DON, ADON, or MDS coordinator.

To download the brochure and register for these workshops, please visit the Missouri League for Nursing at www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #7

Cat Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN?  Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7.  View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

MDS 3.0 Provider Updates – Training Videos

New Minimum Data Set (MDS) Sections I, G, M, and O provider training videos have been uploaded to YouTube.  To learn more and access these videos, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIMDS30TrainingMaterials.html.