January 2007

Information Bulletin 07-02
NH-121
BC-39

CMS Notice Regarding Potential Misinformation in the RAI User's Manual

Purpose:

The purpose of this information bulletin is to inform providers that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a notice regarding the Revised - Long Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Userís Manual for MDS Version 2.0.

Background:

Several commercial publishers have printed RAI Users Manuals for MDS Version 2.0 with misinformation regarding: Section G, Chapter 3, page 83. When CMS became aware of the error, they issued a memo dated December 27, 2006 which is attached to this bulletin.

MDH has also posted a link to the memo on the Case Mix Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/profinfo/cms/casemix.html

CMS Website for Obtaining the Updated RAI Userís Manual:

CMSís official, updated, on-line version of the RAI Userís Manual for MDS 2.0, and related forms, are available at:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/20_NHQIMDS20.asp

If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101

Tuesday, 15-Mar-2011 09:07:37 CDT