Nursing homes are expected to be aware of and implement the most current CMS policies regarding the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual. The following website lists changes on change tables for quick reference. The actual manual pages that have changed are also included. Please visit the CMS website: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html and scroll to the Downloads Section:
Please note the effective date is May 20, 2013, although previously noted as May 8, 2013 on the CMS website. If you have any questions, you may contact Joan Brundick, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Telephone (573) 751-6308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.