MDS 3.0 RAI Manual
This page contains the current MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.11, effective October 1, 2013. This version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual 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.
March 19, 2014
The March 14 update of Appendix B to the RAI Manual contains changes to the list of state RAI coordinators, MDS automation coordinators, RAI panel members, and regional office contacts. The file is located in the Downloads section below.
November 05, 2013
The following corrections were made to the RAI Manual v1.11:
- The flowchart “ADL Self-Performance Algorithm,” which describes the algorithm for ADL function items in Chapter 3 Section G (page G-7), and the accompanying change table
- Coding examples in Chapter 3 Section O (page O-33)
- A change table page incorrectly transcribed from Chapter 3 Section O (page 3)
Three files marked “(R)” are available in the Downloads section below as part of this errata release. Note that two files are revised and one is a new, additional file. All three files include an “(R)” at the end of the file name.
Two previously issued files have been updated in this release:
- “MDS 3 0 RAI Manual v1_11 and Change Tables_October 25 2013 (R).zip” and
- “MDS 3 0 RAI Manual v1_11 Changed Pages and Change Tables_October 25 2013 (R).zip”
Note that “(R)” is printed on page O-33 in Section O, on pages 3, 5, and 6 of the Section O Change Table, on page G-7 in Section G, and on page 7 of the Section G Change Table to indicate that the correction has been made.
An additional file, “MDS 3 0 RAI v1 11 Chapter 3 Sections G and O Replacement Pages_October 25 2013(R).zip” contains only the pages affected in this errata release: RAI manual page O-33, Section O change table pages 5 and 6, Section O change table page 3, manual page G-7, and Section G change table page 7.
- “MDS 3 0 RAI v1 11 Chapter 3 Sections G and O Replacement Pages_October 25 2013(R).zip”
September 24, 2013
The RAI Manual v1.11 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables (in a ZIP file) and the RAI Manual v1.11 and Change Tables (also in a ZIP file) are ) are replaced with the revised files in the Downloads section below.
The RAI Manual v1.10 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables (in a ZIP file) and the RAI Manual v1.10 and Change Tables (also in a ZIP file) have been moved to the Archived: MDS 3.0 RAI Manuals web page.
September 20, 2013
CMS has issued a Survey and Certification (S&C) memo outlining steps nursing home providers must take to address any MDS 3.0 Discharge assessments that have not been completed and/or submitted since the inception of MDS 3.0 that have resulted in any residents appearing on the facility’s current MDS 3.0 Roster report who are no longer active residents. The memo is located in the Related Links section or can also be accessed at:
Providers must complete the steps outlined in the S&C memo no later than September 30, 2013. The memo also outlines CMS’s policy for Discharge assessments which is detailed in Chapter 2 of the RAI User’s Manual.
April 12, 2013
The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual containing detailed specification for the MDS 3.0 quality measures has been removed from this page. The table entitled, Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module has been removed from this page. Both the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual and the table are available in the Downloads section of the NHQI Quality Measures page.
Questions or comments regarding the MDS 3.0 should be directed to your State RAI Coordinator. State RAI Coordinator contact information can be found in MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Appendix B in the Downloads section below .
Disclaimer: This webpage is the only official site where the MDS 3.0 training materials are posted. Content contained in the files posted on this site should not be changed in any manner.
Legal Notice Regarding MDS 3.0 - Copyright 2011 United States of America and InterRAI. This work may be freely used and distributed solely within the United States. Portions of the MDS 3.0 are under separate copyright protections; Pfizer Inc. holds the copyright for the PHQ-9 and the Annals of Internal Medicine holds the copyright for the CAM. Both Pfizer Inc. and the Annals of Internal Medicine have granted permission to freely use these instruments in association with the MDS 3.0.
- MDS 3 0 RAI Manual v1_11 Changed Pages and Change Tables_October 25 2013 (R).zip [ZIP, 4MB]
- MDS 3 0 RAI Manual v1_11 and Change Tables_October 25 2013 (R).zip [ZIP, 23MB]
- MDS 3 0 RAI v1 11 Chapter 3 Sections G and O Replacement Pages_October 25 2013(R).zip [ZIP, 606KB]
- MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Appendix B 3.18.2014 [PDF, 138KB]
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