Updated MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Available

Cil Bullard, RN, CPC, Virginia RAI/OASIS Coordinator at the Office of Licensure and Certification, has notified providers that the updated RAI Manual is posted here.  The link contains the current MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.11, effective October 1, 2013, that incorporates clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy, integrates previously published Questions and Answers (Q & As) into the appropriate sections and addresses requested clarifications and scenarios concerning complex areas. Links at the bottom of the page give an option to either update the entire manual or just the updated pages.

Because there are new fields and new RUG calculations with this version of the MDS 3.0, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has also released a transition memo.