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MDS Educational Resources
Diane Henry, State RAI Coordinator ♦ Bob Bischoff, State Automation Coordinator ♦ Wanda Roberts, RN Consultant
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WHAT'S NEW - MDS
CMS has posted an Errata file that includes several updates and/or clarifications for the RAI Manual. You can locate the file on CMS' website HERE. Scroll to the Downloads section of the webpage.
Providers who use a print version of the RAI User’s Manual should print the manual replacement pages and incorporate the replacement pages into the printed manual.
Call us at (405) 271-5278 with any questions you may have.
UPDATE: Five-Star Rating Calculations
Background: To calculate a nursing home’s Five Star Rating on Nursing Home Compare, there are 3 Domains that are used: Health Inspection, Quality Measures, and Staffing. Each of these domains receive a star rating. Then, using a specified formula, the Overall Star Rating is calculated from these 3 domains. The formula starts with the Health Inspection Domain and an Overall Rating cannot be calculated without it.
CMS will be holding constant, or “freezing,” the Health Inspection Star Rating for health inspection surveys and complaint investigations conducted on or after November 28, 2017. This “freeze” will occur in early 2018. At that time, facilities’ Health Inspection Domain Star Rating will be calculated using the two most recent standard surveys that occurred prior to November 28, 2017, and any citations from complaint surveys that occurred between 11/28/2015 and 11/27/2017. The Health Inspection Ratings will then be combined with the Staffing and Quality Measure Domain Ratings, as they normally would be, and the Overall Star Rating will continue to reflect the Health Inspection, Staffing, and Quality Measure Ratings.
CMS has released the updated RAI Manual v1.15 and MDS Item sets, effective October 1, 2017. An overview of some of the changes include:
You can locate the new Manual v1.15 on the CMS website here: MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (scroll down to Related Links, then choose number 2: MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.15 and Change Tables October 1, 2017).
Watch for upcoming information regarding training on the RAI Manual revisions from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, QIES Help Desk! Please contact us with any MDS questions at (405) 271-5278.
View the Press Release on Fall Prevention Resources - Link to the Fall Prevention Resources web page
Nursing Home Scorecard:
Click here for an overview of Oklahoma nursing home performance with comparative data from region and nation for select long-stay quality measures for the period ending March 31, 2017. Note: Statistical significance was determined based on the 95% confidence interval. Email QIEShelpdesk@health.ok.gov for more information.
QIES MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES
Nursing Facilities have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of MDS assessment data:
JRAVEN / RAVEN Software for Long Term Care Providers:
Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):
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