MDS Updates & Discharge Assessment Training Video

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the soon-to-be available video training on coding discharge assessments and the use of dashes.  The video has been previewed by RAI Coordinators and will be available from the Department of Health and Human Services YouTube site, the MDS Training Page, and from CMS.  The first training video covers MDS 3.0 updates including an explanation of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual and the MDS 3.0 Assessments.  It also includes training on the discharge assessments and explains how to properly code with dashes.

More information on the recent RAI updates, edits and clarifications can be found here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and access documents under the Downloads section. is in the process of updating its RAI MDS 3.0 Manual to include the May updates from CMS.  You can now order your new edition of the binder or e-book here, and it will ship as soon as it is ready.  The new edition is expected by the end of June.