MDS Section Q Update

April 2012 marks changes to the MDS which include revisions to Section Q.  A statewide Section Q stakeholder group recently reconvened to work on anticipated changes that may impact the process in Virginia.  The statewide stakeholder group will continue to work on Virginia's protocol to ensure it is reflective of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ changes to Section Q and will provide information about the revised protocol in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, the current protocol developed by the collaborative State Work Group will remain in place. For further guidance, Cil Bullard, RAI State Manager, has developed a webinar that provides an overview of the changes to Section Q. Access the MDS Section Q Webinar.

The MDS 3.0 April 1st updates and webinars are now posted on the Office of Licensure and Certification (OLC) website.  The OLC strongly recommends that all staff involved with discharge planning view this webinar.

View the Current Virginia Section Q Protocol and Updates

VHCA will be offering a one-day intensive program on changes to the MDS 3.0 on May 1st in Richmond.  Mark your calendars for the program.  A program brochure and registration will be available soon.