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MDS - Foundation Blocks to Build On: Refresh Your Understanding in the Context of PDPM
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Whether you are a new MDS Coordinator or one with years of experience, the MDS rules have increased over the years and at times appear daunting. This set of webinar sessions will provide the foundations for understanding the MDS and the critical place it now holds in measuring outcomes and payments within the context of the PDPM payment model.

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

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With the advent of PDPM, the dramatically different payment model for SNFs, and the resulting changes in the RAI MDS 3.0 Version 1.17 Manual, MDS coordinators may find themselves lost in the number of new rules and processes. This live 6-hour webinar series is offered in one hour increments over a three week period to provide an introduction to coding based on MDS 3.0 Chapter 3. The entire Interdisciplinary team (IDT) will gain from a closer understanding of the foundations and the new coding rules.

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the requirements for completion of the MDS 3.0, interpret the regulatory requirements of the RAI Manual, and learn how to enhance the on-boarding and training process for IDT members who enter information into the MDS.

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.


  • 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

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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