MDS and RAI Information

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 September 10, 2014. (New 09/2014)

Revised MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, Section G and Case Mix Review Audits - Effective October 1, 2013 (Added October 2013)

Important Information about how to access State Case Mix Review Reports after October 1, 2013 (Added September 2013)

Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments that Have Not Been Completed and/or Submitted – Ref: S&C: 13-56-NH effective August 2013 (Added September 2013)

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

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 Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at 08:18AM