MDS and RAI Information

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Basic Training for New MDS Nurses- The Licensing and Certification Program at the Minnesota Department of Health is offering a free one day MDS Class on Wednesday June29. (New 06/2016)

Clarification regarding the coding of IV medications and Chemotherapy on the MDS (NEW 04/2015)

Revised MDS 3.0 RAI Manual - Effective October 1, 2015 (Updated 11/2015)

Nursing Home Quality Initiative - This CMS page has links on the left navigation bar to:

  • Spotlight (new or highlighted information for nursing facilities)
  • RAI Manual (providers need both the manual and any errata documents)
  • MDS 3.0 Technical information
  • MDS 3.0 Training including YouTube videos for coding MDS
  • Quality Measures

Clarification related to active diagnoses, quadriplegia and acceptable physician documentation of diagnoses (Updated 10/2014)

Minnesota MDS/RAI - clinical information and training - 651-201-4313 or email:

Transmission of MDS assessments - MDS Technical Help Line Metro Area: 651-201-3817 or Greater Minnesota: (toll free) 1-888-234-1315

For MDS software problems (data entry) Call your software vendor. If you use jRAVEN call 1-800-339-9313 or email: (Subject line - jRAVEN)
Updated Friday, June 17, 2016 at 08:31AM