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This series is perfect for the new MDS Coordinator or an experienced coordinator who wants a refresher of the basics.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/3/2019 to 12/19/2019
When: December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19
9:30 am - 10:30 am EST
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: Blake Weller

Online registration is available until: 12/2/2019
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has revised the “Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s (RAI MDS 3.0) Manual to Version 1.17, effective October 2019. These revisions require nursing home clinicians who code the MDS 3.0 to incorporate new means to collect data, assess, plan, implement and evaluate new requirements into the day-to-day workflow to accurately code the MDS 3.0. that represents the resident’s clinical and functional status. Within the revision of the RAI manual, a new resident classification system will require the coder of the MDS 3.0 to accurately record the resident’s clinical and functional status, medical diseases and conditions that impact the resident overall needs, strengths, care and services that supports the quality of life of each resident within the LTC facility.  This presentation will provide the nurses and additional IDT clinicians and professionals basic instructions on how to interpret the intent, assessment, and coding requires of each section of chapter 3 in the RAI MDS 3.0 manual. LTC facilities are tasked to educate the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to these changes and assure each coder has a fundamental understanding on how to code the MDS 3.0 that impacts the CMS quality measure program, regulatory requirements, reimbursement, survey and certification compliance.

Our live 6-hour webinar series will be offered in one-hour increments, completed over three weeks, and will provide an introduction to coding chapter three of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 for the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) which includes: MDS Nurse, Social Service, Dietary, Recreational Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist. The participant can expect to obtain a fundamental understanding of the requirements to complete the MDS 3.0., interpret the regulatory requirements of the RAI manual and enhance the on-boarding/training process for IDT members who code the MDS 3.0.


  • Webinar #1: Describe the RAI process; Sections A & B
  • Webinar #2: Explain basic interview techniques; Sections C, D, E & F
  • Webinar #3: Describe activity of daily living, abilities  and goals; Sections G & GG
  • Webinar #4: Explain control of bladder and bowel function and active diagnoses ICD10-CM; Sections H & I
  • Webinar #5: Describe health conditions related to swallowing, nutritional, oral, dental, skin conditions status and medication use; Sections J, K. L, M & N
  • Webinar #6: Explain special treatments, restraints, alarms, participation in goal setting, care area assessment, correction request, assessment, administration and conclusion; Sections O, P, Q, V, X & Z

This series will also prepare you for completing the MDS RAC Certification workshop scheduled for October and November.

Mark your calendars and plan to join for our live, 6-part, webinar series:

Webinar Dates:
Webinar Time: 
 December 3, 2019
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST 
 December 5, 2019
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST
 December 10, 2019
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST
 December 12, 2019
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST
 December 17, 2019
9:30-10:30 a.m. EST
December 19, 2019 9:30-10:30 a.m. EST

All Webinars will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 10:30 am EST.
Each live webinar will be 1 hour.

Amy Franklin
Nurse Consultant & Master Teacher


 6-Part Live Webinar Series Pricing
 Member: $299
Member (Additional): $249 
 Non-Member: $399

To receive continuing education credit you must be a registered participant, provide a unique email address during the online registration process and log in via GoToWebinar for each live session.

New MDS Coordinators, Experienced Coordinators Seeking a Refresher, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Administrators, Director of Operations, any team member involved in the MDS process for their organization.

Nurses: LeadingAge Michigan Educational Foundation (WNA-0558-001) is an approved provider of continuing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, as accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHA: LeadingAge Michigan Educational Foundation has applied for continuing education contact hours with the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

One continuing education contact hour will be awarded for the successful completion of each live webinar.


  • Registration with unique email address
  • Attendance at the entire event
  • Log in via GoToWebinar at the beginning of the event
  • Completion of online evaluation
  • Once the Evaluation is complete you can access your certificate on, we will also be sending the certificate out via email to the email you provided us with at registration. 

This live webinar series is offered in real time, including live interaction between participants and presenter(s).

Click Here to view the LeadingAge Michigan Cancellation & Grievance Policy.

If you have any special circumstances that impact your ability to view the webinar please contact LeadingAge Michigan at 517-323-3687. 

Laura Funsch, RN, BSN, MSA; Laura Fuller, CMP; Dalton Herbel, BS; and Blake Weller, BA

The planners and presenters agree to ensure the content for this educational activity is evidence-based or based on the best-available evidence, and is presented free from bias. There is no conflict of interest and the content does not promote the products or services of any individual presenter or organization.

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