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TATCI CE Credits

MDS 3.0 Update for Long Term Care Facility Administrators,
Clinical Leadership and MDS Coordinators and IDT Members

Come review the changes of the RAI manual - October & December 2017 Updates

Course Description:

The final copy of the MDS RAI 3.0 manual was released October 2017, yet internal reviews indicate the need for significant  training.  This direction from CMS now gives us the specific directions and coding instructions for the new sections of the MDS assessment that will be implemented by all Skilled Nursing Facilities in October 2017.  There are many changes to the MDS 3.0 form as well as new data collection instructions for the PPS discharge assessment (Section GG and a new discharge assessment form). In October 2017,  new items including Section N- Medications and Section P-Restraints and Alarms were implemented.  With these many changes and no federal or state training being offered I would like to invite everyone to join me for a very active and interesting two day session focused on the new information and the implications for Administrators, Clinical  Managers, Billing, IDT team members and MDS managers.  All of this information is new and will be essential for proper documentation.  CMS also issued a second coding update in December, 2017 with focus on Section GG coding. The new Long Term Care Survey Process has many focused areas related to MDS documentation. Those regulations will be highlighted in our discussion. We will also discuss the newest of the Quality Measures that will impact the Five Star Ratings for all facilities in July of 2016.  This includes the first claims data based Quality Measures related to re-hospitalizations, Emergency Department visits that elders make within the first 30 days after admission.  This will be a two day session with credits from the National Administrators Board – total of 12 hours.  This will be a unique opportunity to get the latest accurate information in a positive and interactive environment.  We encourage all facility managers, clinical and therapy and MDS managers to attend.    


  1. Identify for the NH Administrators the structure and requirements for the MDS 3.0 assessment process.
  2. Review the HIPPA issues and the privacy Act statement requirements.
  3. Discuss the impact of the definitions and structure in the RAI manual on the overall compliance of the facility.
  4. Describe the most recent (2015-2015) changes to the sections for the MDS assessments.
  5. Identify the implications for nursing home administrators related to payment from the Part A Medicare program.
  6. Review the structure for the MDS accuracy survey process with implications for administrative and clinical staff.
Day 1
  • Structure and requirements for the data base.
  • New assessment data forms and scheduling issues
  • HIPPA concerns and Privacy Act statements
  • RAI manual changes and resources
  • New Survey Process focus on MDS Documentation
  • Section by section review of the MDS 3.0 assessment form
  • News sections and definitions for completion of the MDS 3.0 - Section GG, Section N - Medications, Section P - Restraints & Alarms
Day 2
  • Interview issues and proper documentation in the medical record
  • Clinical measurements and policy development
  • Impact of new data on payment systems
  • MDS accuracy Survey process - preparation
  • Current audit activity and data base accuracy
  • Operational responsibilities for leadership and performance evaluation - Regulations and Survey
  • Education training issues and resources for MDS manager and member of the IDT


Certificate: Approved by NAB for 12 hours

All participants need a current (October 2017) MDS 3.0 RAI manual in order to attend this training. We may have some available for sale the day of class or call to reserve yours with your registration.
No partial CEUs can be given - you must attend both days to receive CEU credit. This certificate will assist you in documenting staff competency related to this topic. 


July 25-26, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Alliance Training Center
1930 S. Freedom Ave.
Alliance, Oh 44601




Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA

Call our office at 330-821-7616 to register, Seating is limited! (program fills up fast- payment holds your registration!)