MDS 3.0 Updates and Changes 2018

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MDS 3.0 Updates and Changes 2018


Time: OnDemand
Duration:  1.5 hours

It is that time of year again! MDS Changes season this year brings a multitude of changes that will impact many sections of the MDS. These changes also begin to prepare us for the new Patient Driven Payment System to be implemented in 2019. The changes in October of 2018 include the addition of new items, some revised items, and yes, even a few deleted items. This course will discuss the major changes to Sections GG, I, J, M, N and 0. We will also discuss why these changes were made and the impact they may have.


Learning Objectives:
  • Identify new items and coding guidance for Sections GG, I, J, M, N and 0
  • Identify how the MDS changes will impact Quality Measures and payment
  • Discuss some key operational changes that may need to occur due to the new MDS items
Please note: this webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.


Ron Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC
Regulatory Analyst, Interim Curriculum Designer


Ron is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience in the healthcare field with 15 of those years in the long term care industry. Ron’s presentations on Medicare regulations, PPS, MDS and other topics of interest to the long-term care industry have been featured throughout the United States and in Canada. In addition, Ron has also completed all requirements with the American Health Information Management Association to qualify as an Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer and Ambassador.