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Updates to RAI Manual Effective Oct. 1, 2018

The annual update to the RAI Manual has been released and contains some substantive changes for care center members. The updates are effective Oct. 1, so members will want to review these changes and make the necessary adjustments to their coding and transmission policies and practices.   

The MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 incorporates clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy. Members will find links to the updates to the revised manual and forums via the MDH RAI web page including: 

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16: A single PDF of the entire manual for use as an electronic version with bookmarks that you can click on to take you to each section of the manual.

  • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 and Change Tables October 2018: Traditional zip files of the RAI manual and the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual. Note: This is the same material as the first item above, except there are separate files for each chapter or subchapter.
  • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables October 2018: Replacement pages for this year’s manual changes for those who want to update their existing paper-based manual with just the pages that have changed. It also includes the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual.
  • MDS Forms (Item Sets) v1.16.1 October 2018: Two folders separate the v1.16.1 MDS forms (MDS item sets) into those used in long term care facilities (skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities) and those used in swing bed facilities.
  • MDS RAI Manual Appendix B: Updated contact lists for the state and regional RAI/MDS contacts. 

Members should also review the Updates to RAI Manual summary prepared by LeadingAge.

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