Revised MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, effective October 1, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a revised version of the “Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument User Manual v1.13” on the CMS MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Web page.

The revised version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual is effective on October 1, 2015. Case Mix Review staff encourage all certified Nursing and Boarding Care Home providers to study the change tables and become familiar with the revised version of the manual. Updated

Some important changes: Please note that, unlike previous versions, version 1.13 has a footer date of October 2015 on every page, and the Table of Contents no longer lists different version numbers for each chapter/section. Second, the change tables no longer list corrections to minor formatting, punctuation, or typographical errors that do not affect interpretation of content. Numerous formatting corrections have been made to ensure that RAI Manual v1.13 meets the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, especially in Appendix C and Chapter 3 pages with “definition boxes.” These pages may look different from previous versions, but replacement pages have not been provided because the changes did not affect content.

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.12R and MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.12R. Errata, previously posted in the Downloads section, are now posted on the Archived: MDS 3.0 RAI Manuals Web page.

Updated Monday, September 21, 2015 at 02:53PM