MDS Essentials: An Introduction to the MDS 3.0 is a ten-session virtual workshop that moves through the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual, helping you to understand the intent, rationale, and coding requirements of each MDS item set, Care Area Assessments, care plans, and scheduling. The program is perfect for a new NAC with less than six months of experience and a great primer to the RAC-CT certification program.
At the end of the ten sessions, you will:
Understand the history of the RAI process and the scope of the RAI’s impact, including Quality Measures, Five-Star Rating, reimbursement, and survey outcomes
Know how to avoid coding errors by effectively using the RAI User’s Manual and understanding of MDS item sets
Be able to develop person-centered care plans based on an understanding of Care Area Assessments
Comprehend the basics of assessment scheduling to avoid being overwhelmed by PPS and OBRA timing guidelines
Important note: This course does NOT include content related to the PDPM transition occurring Oct. 1, 2019.