Archived: MDS 3.0 RAI Manuals
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Archive
Below is an archive of previous versions of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual and related documents. These previous versions are posted for reference only and should not be considered a current reference for the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual. Active versions of MDS 3.0 RAI Manual are posted on the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual webpage.
December 17, 2021
Update to Appendix B of the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual
The December update of Appendix B to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, Minimum Data Set (MDS) Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) locations and contacts. To ensure accurate formatting, use a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF. Web-based or mobile browser plug-ins may affect how the file is displayed. The file is located in the Downloads section below.
March 19, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is delaying the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 v1.18.1 release, which had been scheduled for October 1, 2020, in response to stakeholder concerns. The MDS item sets are used by Nursing Home and Swing Bed providers to collect and submit patient data to CMS. This MDS data informs payment, quality, and the survey process.
In December of 2019, CMS posted a draft of the MDS 3.0 item set v1.18.0 and received feedback from our stakeholders. We would like to thank the stakeholders for sharing their concerns regarding the proposed changes to the MDS 3.0 item sets and more specifically the removal of the Section G items from OBRA assessments.
The MDS changes CMS planned for October 1, 2020, will now be delayed. CMS staff are actively engaged in discussions with various stakeholders, regarding the various changes, the impacts of these changes, as well as the compressed timeline to educate and train facility staff and update software and IT systems.
Please direct any comments or questions regarding the above information to MDSCodinganswers@cms.hhs.gov mailbox.