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Archived: MDS 3.0 RAI Manuals

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Archive 

Below is an archive of previous versions of the MDS 3.0 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 page, accessible on the left navigation menu.

October 1, 2017

A PowerPoint presentation highlighting the major changes to the 2017 LTCF RAI User’s Manual has been posted in the Related Links section below. As this presentation provides an overview of the major changes, users should also review the RAI Manual Change Tables as well as the manual itself to understand all of the changes effective October 1, 2017.

February 5, 2015

The file labeled “MDS3.0RAIManualv1.12R.Errata,” available in the Downloads section below, contains revisions to pages in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, Section A of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.12R that clarify the meaning of entry/reentry and the coding for MDS items A1600, A1700, A1800, and A1900.

Changed manual pages are marked with the footer “October 2014 (R)” or “October 2014 (R2)” if the page was previously revised.

Providers who download and print the full MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.12R) will need to download and print the errata document. The errata document begins with a table that lists the identified revisions and the pages to which they have been applied. Following the table are the actual corrected replacement pages for insertion into the printed manual.

October 9, 2014

The complete set of RAI Manual v.1.12 pages and change tables and the Replacement Pages file, both in the Downloads section below, now contain revised versions of Chapter 2; pages A-8, A-10, and A-13 (Chapter 3 Section A); pages E-2 through E-8 (Chapter 3 Section E); page 6-12 (Chapter 6); the Appendix B, F, and H cover pages;  and Appendix G. Files affected by this revision contain an R in the version number (“1.12R”) and pages affected include an “(R)” in the page footer.

September 26, 2014

Appendix F Item Matrix and Appendix H Item Set of the RAI Manual v.1.12, which were omitted in the September 15 posting, are now available in the full set of manual pages.

September 15, 2014

RAI Manual v.1.12 is available in the Downloads section below. MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.12 and Change Tables_October 2014.zip contains the full set of chapters, sections, appendices, and change tables. MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v.1.12 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables_October 2014.zip contains only the pages that changed from v.1.11 to v.1.12 and the change tables of the corresponding chapters, sections, and appendices.

The RAI Manual v1.11 (errata version) Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables (in a ZIP file) and the RAI Manual v1.11 (errata version) and Change Tables (also in a ZIP file) have been moved to the Downloads section of this page. The RAI Manual pages that changed in the errata release from the original 1.11 release are also in the zip file MDS 3 0 RAI v1 11 Chapter 3 Sections G and O Replacement Pages_October 25 2013(R).

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:

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-13-56.pdf.

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.

September 24, 2013

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 Downloads section of this page. The current version of these files, for v1.11, can be found on the RAI Manual web page.

May 13, 2013

The MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Appendix B has been moved to the active RAI Manual page . Documents associated with the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v 1.09, including the manual, change tables, and changed pages, are located below in the Downloads section of this page.

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 .

April 14, 2012

The MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.08) contains two supplementary errata documents. The two PDF files are labeled:

1.      "MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.08) Errata v3" with changed manual pages marked with footer "April 2012 (R2)"

2.      "MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.08) Errata v4" with changed manual pages marked with footer "April 2012 (R3)"

Neither errata document is meant to replace the other, but taken together, both documents contain replacement pages for the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.08).

Providers who download and print the full MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.08), will need to download and print both errata documents.

Each errata document begins with a table, listing all identified corrections and the pages to which they have been applied. 

The documents provided after the table listing are the actual corrected replacement pages for insertion into the printed manual.

Available Version:

  • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual V1.07 – effective October 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012
  • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual V1.08
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