The following are live, specialized training regarding MDS (Minimum Data Set). 


Anyone with little to no experience with MDS will need the full MDS 3.0 (2-day) Training:  Click the first box below or go to the "MDS Training (2-day Course)" tab under the MDS Courses main menu.  


The MDS 3.0 Refresher Course and PDPM:  PPS MDS Training Update are advanced training workshops meant for clinicians who have MDS experience but need a refresher of updates or specialized training with PPS.  These two courses vary from a 4-hour to 8-hour schedule, depending on the latest updates from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Click on the MDS 3.0 Refresher Course or PDPM:  PPS MDS Training Update below for details.

MDS classes, MDS courses and/or MDS seminars vary in location and are usually held in either special events conference rooms or at our office work space conference rooms; thus, start time may be different depending on location.  Currently, during the COVID PHE, MDS training as live stream format is the only option available.

MDS class, MDS course, MDS seminar, MDS training attendees May  2018 Burbank, CA by MDS/RAI Advisor.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” 
― Aristotle

To further expand our curriculum for 2021, our courses will incorporate the following:



What is “implicit bias?” Implicit (subconscious) bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.1 These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control.2

The Joint Commission has listed some of the following actions that health care providers can take to combat implicit bias, include: 

1) Having a basic understanding of the cultures from which your patients come. 

2) Avoiding stereotyping your patients; individuate them.

3) Understanding and respecting the magnitude of unconscious bias.

4) Using techniques to de-bias patient care, which include training, intergroup contact, perspective-taking, emotional expression, and counter-stereotypical exemplars.


1. Staats C. State of the science: Implicit bias review 2014. Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

2. Rudman LA. Social justice in our minds, homes, and society: The nature, causes and consequences of implicit bias. Social Justice Research, 17(2):129-142.

3. The Joint Commission, Division of Health Care Improvement, Quick Safety, An Advisory on Safety and Quality Issues, Issue 23, April 2016

As a Continuing Education Provider (CEP) for the Board of Registered Nursing (Board), MDS/RAI Advisor will be incorporating a new law impacting continuing education course requirements.  Assembly Bill 241 was signed into law in October 2, 2019 and added section 2736.5 to the Business and Professions Code (BPC).  This law mandates the Board to adopt regulations to require that, beginning January 1, 2022, all continuing education courses for Registered Nurse (RN) licensees contain curriculum that includes the understanding of implicit bias.  This new requirement will be ongoing and beginning January 1, 2023, CEPs must ensure that all continuing education courses offered for RN licensees contains curriculum that includes the understanding of implicit bias and the Board will audit CEPs for this requirement. 

If you have any further questions on this new requirement, please email the Continuing Education and Research Unit at