MDS 3.0 Update

As noted in the March 23rd CareConnection, Cil Bullard, Virginia’s RAI State Manager, has developed a series of webinars which provide an overview of the changes in the MDS 3.0 that became effective on April 1, 2012.  The MDS 3.0 updates and webinars are now posted on the Office of Licensure and Certification (OLC) website.  Providers are encouraged to view the following MDS 3 training webinars developed by the RAI Manager:



For further information regarding the MDS or these webinars, please contact Priscilla Bullard.   The CMS MDS 3.0 main webpage can be accessed here

Don’t forget to register for VHCA’s one-day intensive program, MDS 3.0: April 2012 Changes & Challenges, scheduled for May 1 at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center in Richmond to learn more about:

  • The April 2012 MDS coding changes and updated CMS clarifications to support accurate coding, resident-centered care and payment.
  • Changes in Section Q for discharge planning and opportunities for return to the community through coordinated efforts of nursing facility and local contact agencies (LCA).
  • Techniques to promote accurate and efficient resident interviews and resident-centered plans of care.
  • The use of Quality Measure reports in surveys and facility quality improvement programs.

Information and online registration is available here.