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WHEN:  ​Sometime after the release of the new RAI manual version effective October 2023



A few points to consider why we cannot schedule a training event at this time:

-   Draft version 1.18.11 is yet still another draft.  Before that was draft version 1.18.

-   Remember RCS-1 draft before PDPM?   Of course not!  It was a PPS draft that, eventually, was not placed in effect.  Changes may still happen.

 There is no official RAI manual update for guidance and instructions to use with the draft for trainingWe cannot make up imaginary instructions.  (Others will try but we won't waste your $ and time.)

In the meantime, if you want to know when this course opens, sign-up for the free newsletter.




Any member of the MDS-involved team with some knowledge of the current MDS version.  (Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Facility, Long Term Care Facility and Swing Bed Facility staff with some MDS experience- MDS Coordinator, MDS Nurse, MDS Assistant, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Health Information Professionals and any members of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in assessment and care planning. ) 


The purpose of the MDS 3.0 Refresher course is to update the clinician's knowledge of the clinical assessments, proper care planning, accurate completion of the MDS assessments by providing the latest revisions of regulations released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surrounding the RAI/MDS process.  

This is not a PDPM course.  This is not a full MDS 3.0 Training.
Consider the full MDS training if you are not aware of the MDS manual changes as of October 2019.  
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This MDS Refresher Course includes the final MDS changes in the RAI manual effective October 01, 2023.


Certificate of Completion with 6 continuing education contact hours for LVNs & RNs are distributed after passing a test via email the next business day and a hard copy mailed within 7  days.   Attention licensed nurses:  Eval, test and class attendance (70%) are required to attain 6 continuing education contact hour.  Provider approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Provider Number V10855 and by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP Number 16627 for 6 contact hours.   



Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:

1.  Identify at least 3 sections with new MDS items in the new MDS version.

2. State the change in data collection of the Resident Mood Interview.

3.  Name the items collected regarding the resident medication list during discharge.

4. Identify which Section GG Self Care and Mobility items are needed for each MDS assessments.

5. State the newly specified items listed as Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs in Section O0100.

Updated 12/27/2022


In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels:

In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels due to an extreme emergency, full refund will be provided and attendee will be notified via email as early as possible.  MDS/RAI ADVISOR has the right to refuse service if attendee is disruptive and/or at anytime, if safety issues are of concern.  MDS/RAI ADVISOR is not responsible for any charges incurred by attendee.

Lost your Certificate of Completion?

Request for replacement certificate for this brief course will not be processed since digital format of the certificate will be sent via email.  

MDS classes, MDS courses and/or MDS seminars vary in location and are held in either special events conference rooms or at our office work space conference rooms; thus, start time may be different depending on location.  Live Stream is an added format as of April 2020.

For the best MDS updates and the most thorough, complete MDS updates, sign-up for the MDS Refresher Course presented by MDS/RAI Advisor.


Updated 01/31/2023

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