MDS 3.0 TRAINING

IN-PERSON
(N/A AT THIS TIME)
$599
LIVE STREAM
NOVEMBER 19-20, 2020
JANUARY 21-22, 2021 
$569
REQUIREMENTS FOR MDS 3.0 TRAINING:

 

  • Recommended:  At least 1 to 2 months SNF or LTC work experience within the last 2 to 3 years.

  • Decent sleep the night before the event.

Live Stream Event:

  • Online connection

  • Device with speaker:  Desktop, laptop, tablet or, as a back-up, Smartphone.  

  • A link to enter the online event.  This link is in an automatic email sent through Demio.  (Demio is the online platform we are using for the live stream training for "a hassle-free, no download experience" via common browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc) on devices such as Samsung, Microsoft, Apple and others.)  

In-Person Event:

 

  • Bring picture ID to sign-in before class begins.​

 

  • Optional:  It is up to the attendee to bring a device to view the slides or to print their own copy the way they want their slides to print.  Slides will be emailed as a pdf file about a week (5-7 days) before the event.  Charging ports will be made available so bring your own charger for your device. 

THIS MDS COURSE IS FOR BEGINNERS OR THOSE WITH DECADES OF MDS EXPERIENCE WHO NEED TO SHOW PROOF OF FORMAL TRAINING OF CURRENT MDS UPDATES in California and other non-case mix States/States that do not use PDPM for Medicaid payment purposes.

Get trained by a seasoned instructor with more than 18 years MDS Coordinator experience!  For the best MDS class with the most thorough, complete MDS updates, sign-up for this MDS 3.0 Training presented by MDS/RAI Advisor.

INCLUDED:  

1) Actual hardcopy of most recent version CMS RAI User's Manual (No need to purchase separately & no need to print your own!)**

2) MDS course training materials**

3) Certificate of Completion with 13 CE contact hours for California LVNs, not just for RNs.  

No other MDS Training in California is providing these.  

**Due to the ever changing health guidelines & community restrictions, course materials may not be produced by our local vendors on time.  Manuals and other training materials will be mailed approximately 10-14 days before the live stream event (at the latest, 4 days before the live stream event, if materials are still available).  Digital formats of all course materials will be also be provided during the live stream.

CONTACT HOURS:

 

ATTN LVNs/RNs:  MDS/RAI Advisor is the only live, 2-day MDS training available to the public in California that provides CE contact hours to LVNs, as well as to RNs. 

 

MDS/RAI Advisor is a provider approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Provider Number V10855 and California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP Number 16627 for 13 contact hours. LVN/RN must attend 2 full days of MDS 3.0 Training to avail. (To verify the course approval with the appropriate Board of Nursing, click on links.)  

 

COURSE CONTENT:

Day 1:  This Introduction to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0/Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) was developed specifically for individuals with little to no experience with the MDS and will show how the MDS 3.0 stimulates high-quality care and positively impacts survey outcomes when used as a tool involving the Interdisciplinary Team to improve care.  Focus of training will be on MDS 3.0 different MDS assessments, item-by-item coding, timing and scheduling.

 

Day 2:  MDS 3.0 not only impacts high-quality of care but also drives reimbursement. Day 2 will continue item-by-item coding instructions, Care Area Assessment (CAA), care planning decisions, PDPM Prospective Payment System, calculating Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and other MDS items for PDPM, completing PPS assessments throughout the 100 days of Medicare A coverage, roles of the Interdisciplinary Team in PPS and  MDS coding affecting MDS-related reports such as Quality Measures and Five-Star Rating System.  

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

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

 

DAY 1:  

1. Describe the role of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) completion relative to Medicaid-OBRA, Medicare-PPS regulations to provide and monitor quality of care.

2. State the primary goal of the IMPACT Act.

3. Identify the three basic components of the RAI.

4. State the purpose of the Resident Interview process.

5. State the three criteria that determine a significant change in status.

6. Identify documentation requirements for appropriate MDS coding relative to the ARD according to the latest RAI version.

 

DAY 2:  

1. Identify the documentation that should be in the Care Area Assessment (CAA) summary for effective care planning decision.

2. Discuss the relationship between the MDS, Care Area Triggers (CATs), CAAs, and the care plan according to the latest RAI version.

3. Describe the role of the RAI relative to the Prospective Payment System (PPS).

4. Identify what is considered Medicare A skilled coverage as defined by the major components of the PDPM.

5. Calculate the ADLs associated with PDPM components.

6. Describe how signs and symptoms of depression can affect plan of care and reimbursement.

7. Describe the relationship between MDS Assessment accuracy and regulatory       

 compliance and the Quality Measures.

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COURSE MATERIALS:

LIVE STREAM SESSIONS:

Manuals and other training materials will be mailed.  (Digital copies of the training materials and extra files an MDS nurse should be aware of will be sent in the mail.)  Slides will be emailed as a pdf file about a week before the event and it is up to the attendee to print their own copy the way they want their slides printed.  

IN-PERSON SESSIONS:

Manuals and other training materials will be distributed during sign-in.  Slides will be emailed as a pdf file about a week before the event and it is up to the attendee to bring a device to view the slides or to print their own copy the way they want their slides to print. 

 

   -  Registrations processed during the week before the event will have pdf file automatically emailed to attendee.  

   - If using a device, it is your responsibility to download and test the file if you are able to view it using your device (ie, ipad, iphone, laptop) before coming to the training event.  We cannot assist you with opening your files during the training.  Bring your own charger.  Charging ports will be made available in the training room.

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LIVE STREAM:

NOVEMBER 19-20, 2020 (Thu/Fri)

JANUARY 21-22, 2021 (Thu/Fri)

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

(7:30am - "Room" Opens for Morning Session SIGN-IN, for Audio/Video Check, Set-Up.  Tip:  The link to the event can work on multiple devices simultaneously so use this time to set up your tablet or a smartphone as a back up.)

8:00am - Class starts promptly.
8am-12pm - Morning session.

12pm -1pm - Lunch break.
 (12:30pm - "Room" Re-Opens for Afternoon Session to SETTLE BACK in class.) 

1pm-5pm - Afternoon session.

5pm - Class ends.

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MDS 3.0 TRAINING LOCATION DETAILS:

We will not be able to assist you with directions during the in-person training days if you become lost. In-person training address listed above are links which lead to maps. Additionally, the map in the Map For Next Course page has also been provided to further assist you.  

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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

In-Person Events:  Certificate of Completion will be awarded if 70% of the examination answers are correct.  Less than 70% after the third attempt, Certificate of Completion will not be awarded.

Live Stream Events:  Certification of Completion will be awarded if 70% of the examination answers are correct and course participation must show 70% in the attendee's online engagement during Q&A or polls sections of the course.

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REGISTRATION BY MAIL/EMAIL:  

CALL OR EMAIL TO CHECK SEAT AVAILABILITY FIRST

POSTAL MAIL:  An available option but not highly recommended especially for late registration.  Delay in delivery may not guarantee a seat due to risk of mail being lost.  Click here for instructions.  Requires manual registration form (click here to print out).  Registration by mail is a slower process so please do so ASAP if this is your preference.  CalVET & VAs:  Call for pre-arrangements such as reserving seats.

EMAIL: Requires manual registration form (click here to download).  Click here for instructions.

 

LATE REGISTRATION (Waived due to the Covid PHE):

Registration processed less than 10 calendar days before the event is considered late registration.  Please call for availability especially if late registration is by mail. Registrations received and processed less than 10 business days before the event are not eligible for refunds.  If seats are not available, a waiting list will be started.  If there is any cancellation, those on waiting list may take the available spot.  Waiting list is first come, first serve.

 

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES:*

 

Cancellations must be in writing- email or by postal mail.

 

ALL cancellations are subject to an administrative processing cancellation fee.

For the 2-day MDS 3.0 Training, each attendee subject to a $30 administrative processing cancellation fee.  

Once your notification of cancellation is received, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your notification of cancellation. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your request for a refund.

 

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.

Refunds will be processed, with the applicable administrative processing cancellation fee, if the following conditions apply:

1) Cancellations received 10 calendar days before the training event, each attendee subject to a $30 administrative processing cancellation fee.  

 

2) Cancellations received less than 10 calendar days before the training event with proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee provided to MDS/RAI ADVISOR.  Proof provided after the training event is not eligible for a refund. Important note:  If notification of proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee is provided before the actual training event, attendee has the option of  transferring to next training date equivalent to the same type of course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and is transferrable only one time within 6 months.  

 

Refunds not applicable for the following conditions:*

1)  All cancellations less than 10 calendar days prior to the event and "no shows" will be responsible for full registration fee and forfeits all class materials and seats are no longer transferrable.  

 

2)  Late registrations are payments received less than 10 calendar days prior to the event.  Late registrations are not eligible for refunds, unless with proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee provided to MDS/RAI ADVISOR.

 

3)  Proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee provided to MDS/RAI ADVISOR after training event is not eligible for a refund.  

*UPDATE as of 03/18/20, 07/27/20 For April 2020 & up to this present time: Due to the current health and community restrictions by the CDC, WHO & Local Health Agencies, MDS/RAI Advisor will honor cancellations less than 10 calendars prior to the event and any late registrants who need to cancel. Refunds will be processed, with the applicable administrative processing cancellation fee.  Does not apply to "no shows".

*UPDATE as of 06/16/20 & up to this present time:  Because we will be mailing you the materials and will not be able to retrieve them if you cancel, the refund policy has been updated:  If you are going to cancel up to the day of the event, we will still honor the processing of the refund minus the cost of printing the manual and other training materials ($145) sent to you with the applicable administrative processing cancellation fee ($30).  

Seats are transferrable for the following conditions:

1)  Seats are transferrable only if request is made 10 calendar days before the training event only for same equivalent course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and one time only within 6 months. 

2) If notification of proof of survey or proof of emergency/hospitalization of attendee is provided before the actual training event, attendee has the option of  transferring to next training date equivalent to the same type of course, depending on seat availability, if the course is available and is transferrable only one time within 6 months.

3)  Another person can substitute your spot in the class if we are notified by email up to the day of event, one time only.

In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels:

In an event that MDS/RAI ADVISOR cancels due to an extreme emergency, full refund of the course will be provided and attendee will be notified by phone and/or 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.

Other types of cancellations such as bounced checks, please read Cancellation and Refund Policies page.

MDS/RAI Advisor is not responsible for internet connection issues the attendee may experience due to issues caused by the attendee's internet provider. If more than 10% loss of information was due to the attendee's internet provider connection problem, a recording of the session may be made viewable for a limited time, if available.   Connectivity issues not due to MDS/RAI Advisor's platform are not eligible for a refund.  (Example, if during the Audio/Visual check at 7:30am went well for you and then an hour later, the event can actively be seen and heard by attendees with no problems but you can no longer see or hear the presentation, then your internet provider or device has issues. In this case, MDS/RAI Advisor is not responsible for internet connection issues the attendee may experience due to the attendee's own internet provider.)

 

However, if it is found that MDS/RAI Advisor's internet provider has caused a disruption (because it is obvious that no one can hear or see the presentation) during the training causing more than 10% loss of information due to connectivity issue, MDS/RAI Advisor will reschedule or provide a full refund.

 

Lost your Certificate of Completion or need a replacement?

Request for replacement certificate can be emailed to info@mdsadvisor.org with attendee's name, training date and phone number.  Once verified via the "Sign-In Sheet" that you have attended the training, an invoice will be emailed back to you for $20 service fee.  The invoice has a "Pay Now" button for instant credit card payment.  A digital copy of the Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receipt of payment.  Only digital copies can be provided.  No refunds will be provided due to digital format is sent via email.  Requests for corrections or change in information that are errors in the information provided by the attendee after Certificate has been mailed or printed is a request for replacement. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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 starting April 2020.

We are closely monitoring  the CDC, WHO & other local governmental health agencies for latest developments, following their guidance and reinforcing their recommendations on appropriate health and safety measures regarding covid-19.  

 

Updated 10/22/20

 

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MDS/RAI ADVISOR

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

(323) 574-3439      info@mdsadvisor.org