MDS and RAI Information

MDS and RAI Information

Basic Training for New MDS Nurses (new 9/2016)

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual - Effective October 1, 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

MDS Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals Videos (New 08/2016)

Part 1: MDS 3.0 Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals: GG0130 Self Care (YouTube)

Part 2: MDS 3.0 Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals: GG0130 sections A-C (YouTube)

Part 3: MDS 3.0 Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals: GG0170 Mobility Sections B-C (YouTube)

Part 4: MDS 3.0 Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals: GG0170 Mobility Sections D-S (YouTube)

MDH Training and Clarification

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

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

Restorative Nursing Program Tips (PDF) (new 02/2015)

Restorative Nursing Handouts (PDF) (new 02/2012)

Script for Restorative Nursing MDS Coding Requirements Teleconference (PDF) (new 02/2012)

CMS SNF Open Door Forum - A Federal teleconference designed for skilled nursing facility staff.

Respiratory Nurse Proficiency (PDF) - The Minnesota Case Mix Review Program will be looking for documented evidence for the proficiency of respiratory nurses. See the definition of respiratory therapy in Appendix A, page 19 of the RAI Manual.

Additional Provider Resources

Additional Provider Resources - Related to Payment, MDS Submission and Licensure (updated 9/2013)

Updated Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00PM