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MDS Highlights

The MDS Highlights page summarizes the changes made to the MDS Manual and Forms page.

Section W Supplemental Items will be effective October 1, 2005.

  • Section W has been added to: the RAI Manual Version 2.0, MDS Assessment Form, MDS All Forms, and the MPAF as listed below.
  • Section W following the Reentry Tracking Form has been reformatted to show items W2 and W3 as "inactive on reentry".
  • Section W includes a National Provider Identification and Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization items.

Information About Assessments and Section W Requirements.

  • Section W - is included on all assessments with an assessment reference date (A3a) on or after October 1, 2005, all discharge tracking forms with a discharge date (R4) on or after October 1, 2005 and all reentry tracking forms with a reentry date (A4a) on or after October 1, 2005. However, not all Section W fields are required at all times. Below is a breakdown that explains what fields in Section W are required with each Reason for Assessment (RFA) in Section A, item 8.
  • W1: National Provider ID: An Optional Data Item Assessments RFA (Reason For Assessment, Section A, item 8) 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 10 and 00 - W1 is optional on all assessments with an assessment reference date (A3a) on or after October 1, 2005
  • Discharge Tracking Forms (RFA 06, 07, 08) - W1 is optional on all discharge tracking forms with a discharge date (R4) on or after October 1, 2005.
  • Reentry Tracking Forms (RFA 09) - W1 is optional on all reentry tracking forms with a reentry date (A4a) on or after October 1, 2005.
  • W2: Assessments (RFA 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 10 and 00) - W2 must be completed for all residents on all assessment types (OBRA and/or PPS) with assessment reference dates (A3a) between October 1 and June 30
  • Discharge Tracking Forms (RFA 06, 07, 08) - W2 is required on all discharge tracking forms, on all assessment types (OBRA and/or PPS) with discharge dates (R4) between October 1 and June 30.
  • Reentry Tracking Forms (RFA 09) - W2 is inactive on Reentries. Item W2 can be submitted with a Reentry Tracking Form but the data will not be edited or stored in the state database. Therefore, the user will not receive any error messages due to including W2 on a reentry tracking form.
  • W3: Assessments (RFA 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 10 and 00) - W3 is required on all assessments types (OBRA and/or PPS) with assessment reference dates (A3a) on or after October 1, 2005.
  • Discharge Tracking Forms (RFA 06, 07, 08) - W3 is required on all discharge tracking forms, on all assessment types (OBRA and/or PPS) with discharge dates (R4) on or after October 1, 2005.
  • Reentry Tracking Forms (RFA 09) - W3 is inactive on Reentries. Item W3 can be submitted with a Reentry Tracking Form but the data will not be edited or stored in the state database. Therefore, the user will not receive any error messages due to including W3 on a reentry tracking form.

Note: The June 2005 RAI Manual revision replaces the March 2005 RAI Manual revision in its entirety. Please disregard and do not use the March 2005 RAI Manual revision which was posted to this site and later retracted in April 2005.