Complimentary Webinar Series: MDS 3.0, Version 1.17.2 Updates to the RAI Manual Process and More

Complimentary Webinar Series: MDS 3.0, Version 1.17.2 Updates to the RAI Manual Process and More

This webinar series is free and will include the updates to the RAI Manual process that became effective October 1, 2020 and much more!

Registration is open today for the 2nd webinar of the 2021 MDS Spring training. This MDS webinar series consists of six (6) webinars using Zoom every Wednesday.  The 2nd webinar is on May 5th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and the series will end on Wednesday, June 2nd.  

Click here to REGISTER for the May 5th webinar

This is a repeat of the webinar series from last Fall.  If you attended the Fall series, you do not need to attend this upcoming MDS training series as there is little difference in the content.

Remember, each slot can have more than one person listening in the same room.  Please do not have more than two slots per facility.  Only the person who is registered will receive a certificate of completion. 

These webinars focus on new changes to the RAI Manual and MDS assessment that were effective October 1, 2020, OBRA stand-alone assessments, PDPM and SNF QRP.

We will cover the MDS assessment from start to finish including: what the MDS is and the data is used for, how to assure accuracy, who must have an assessment completed, the resources available from CMS and WA State, what forms are used and when, interviewing, a section-by-section review of item coding, significant change assessments, the Care Area Assessments (CAA) process, and how to modify assessments.

Below is a list of the webinar series: 

  1. Wednesday, April 28th – Instructor: Betty Metz, MDS Automation Coordinator
  • MDS Overview & Resources
  • MDS Item Sets and Timelines
  • MDS Section A: Identification Information
  1. Wednesday, May 5th – Instructor: Betty Metz, MDS Automation Coordinator
  • RUG Reports including Defaults
  • Modifying Assessments
  • CMS / CASPER Quality Measures and SNF QRP
  1. Wednesday, May 12th – Instructor: Donna Zaglin, RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager
  • MDS Section B: Hearing, Speech, and Vision
  • MDS Section C: Cognitive Patterns
  • MDS Section D: Mood
  • MDS Section E: Behavior
  • MDS Section F: Preferences for Customary Routine & Activities
  • Combining Assessments
  1. Wednesday, May 19th – Instructor: Donna Zaglin, RAI Coordinator/ Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager
  • MDS Section G: Functional Status
  • MDS Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals
  • MDS Section H: Bladder and Bowel
  • Significant Change in Status Assessments (SCSA) – When to Complete
  1. Wednesday, May 26th – Instructor: Donna Zaglin, RAI Coordinator/ Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager
  • MDS Section I: Active Diagnosis
  • MDS Section J: Health Conditions
  • MDS Section K: Swallowing/Nutritional Status
  • MDS Section L: Oral/Dental Status
  • MDS Section M: Skin Conditions
  1. Wednesday, June 2nd – Instructor: Donna Zaglin, RAI Coordinator/ Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager
  • MDS Section N: Medications
  • MDS Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs
  • Review Restorative Nursing Programs
  • MDS Section P: Restraints and Alarms
  • MDS Sections Q: Participation in Assessment & Goal Setting
  • MDS Section V: Care Area Assessment (CAA) Summary
  • MDS Section X: Correction Request
  • MDS Section Z: Assessment Administration
  • Care Area Assessments and Care Planning

If you have any questions, please contact the MDS Help Desk at MDSHelpdesk@dshs.wa.gov 

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