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Now Available: Final MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.17.1)

On September 24, 2019 by Sue Boyd

Good news for providers and stakeholders who are finalizing their transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that goes into effect Oct. 1: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (version 1.17.1).  

CMS Updates PDPM Website, Announces Early Delivery for New RAI Manual

On February 19, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

Responding to provider concerns, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating its new website for the Patient-Driven Payment Model and planning an earlier release of the RAI manual. 

J2000: Prior Surgery – CMS Updates Coding Instructions

On November 14, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

After the RAI manual updates were released for October 2018, an errata document was posted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website concerning J2000: Prior Surgery. In the Coding Tips on page J-35, there were three criteria for a procedure to be classified as major surgery and now there are only two criteria:   

Are You Ready for the Changes to Minimum Data Set?

On September 25, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

A new webinar from LeadingAge national will help care center members get ready for the changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) that take effect Oct. 1.  

Updates to RAI Manual Effective Oct. 1, 2018

On September 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

The annual update to the RAI Manual has been released and contains some substantive changes for care center members. The updates are effective Oct. 1, so members will want to review these changes and make the necessary adjustments to their coding and transmission policies and practices.   

Helpful Tips in RAI Manual on Care Area Assessments

On June 12, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Chapter 4 of the RAI Manual is one of the least read and more important for quality outcomes. The in-depth discussion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations for care planning in care centers contains excellent training and examples of how to conduct a thorough assessment to correct a care plan problem. 

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