Updated MDS Information

Updated RAI Manual
On October 1, 2015, a new version of the RAI Manual became effective, Version 1.13.  The new manual can be found at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursinghomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html towards the bottom of the page.  The first link is the ENTIRE Manual.  The second link is just the pages that have been changed.  Also, there is a summary of the changes with the second link.

Updated Quality Measure Manual
On October 1, 2015, a new version of the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual became effective, Version 9.0.  It can be found at: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIQualityMeasures.html towards the bottom of the page and click on the 4th download (MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V9.0) OR at the following address: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Downloads/MDS-30-QM-Users-Manual-V90.pdf.

Updated MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide
Section 1 (Introduction), Section 5 (Error Messages) and Appendix A were updated in the MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide in September 2015.  The updated guide can be found at www.qtso.com/mdstrain.html.

If you have any questions regarding the updates, you may contact Stacey Bryan, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator, Department of Health & Senior Services, Telephone 573-751-6308 or E-mail stacey.bryan@health.mo.gov.