MDS 3.0 MAJOR CHANGES
10/1/17 is almost here…is your facility ready?
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Webinar time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Central
1.0 CE for CEU credit for both nurses (AANAC) and administrators (NCERS/NAB)
A new FINAL version (V2.01.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications was posted in August 2017. These changes become effective October 1, 2017 and incorporate the changes identified in version (v1.15.0) of the MDS 3.0 item sets in addition to new items to Sections N and P. Facilities will need to be prepared to begin coding MDSs for opioid use, antipsychotic use since admission/entry or reentry, gradual dose reductions and alarm use.
CMS continues to focus on a number of quality care areas, including these new MDS items, to ensure a person-centered approach to care and enhanced quality of life. Facilities must understand the coding requirements for these new items and their correlation to falls management to maintain regulatory compliance to avoid substandard quality of care deficiencies. Alarm reductions can directly impact a reduction in falls as well. Your facility can achieve these outcomes using thorough root cause analysis, targeted care plan adjustments and effective monitoring systems – all leading to improved quality of care!
Participants of this educational session should be able to:
- Identify the MDS changes taking effect 10/1/17.
- Understand the RAI Manual guidance and definitions on these new MDS items to ensure accurate coding.
- Identify QAPI opportunities and effective strategies to successfully reduce falls and alarms at the same time.
- Develop an understanding of the processes needed to ensure your facility becomes alarm free.
- Develop a system to effectively monitor all device usage in your facility in continued efforts to improve quality of life.
Please join Sarah Ragone, MS PT RAC-CT, VP of Clinical Reimbursement/Education & Training for Core Tactics as she reviews these critical changes and provides guidance on implementation.
Call Brenda Brinka at 708-710-3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how MMP can help your community succeed and grow.