Below are several educational materials developed by the MU MDS and Quality Research Team, the Statewide Planning Committee for Improving MDS Assessment and Use, and the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri. All of these documents are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), therefore you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the documents. You can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat. We hope you put these materials to good use.
Please note: many of the links below are to outside sources - these specific documents and resources are not property of, nor were originated/created by, the QIPMO team.
CMS Guides and Manuals
Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating System (information and downloadable manuals/guides)
Quick Reference List - CMS Websites for Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Providers (December 2009)
Dining Assistant Programs in Nursing Homes: Guidelines for Implementation
CMS ICD-10 Information (May 2010)
Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)
QIPMO CPG Selection Guide and Resource List
Implementing Clinical Guidelines: Yes you can!
AMDA CPGs in the Long Term Care Setting (online ordering)
University of Iowa Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines (online ordering)
Iowa Geriatric Education Center (University of Iowa) Info-Connect - Info-Connect pamphlets provide succinct, practical information for long-term care providers on key clinical topics.
Commonly Requested Guidelines
NEW INTERACT III - INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management of acute change in resident condition. It includes clinical and educational tools and strategies for use in every day practice in long-term care facilities.
On-Time Quality Improvement Program Manual (AHRQ)
The GROW PROGRAM (Getting Residents Out of Wheelchairs) - Returning Residents to Independent Ambulation (GROW Coalition)
Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
Advancing Excellence is a national campaign that encourages, assists, and empowers nursing homes to improve the quality of care and life for residents. Your home will have access to FREE comparative data and evidence-based interventions. You'll be able to select goals and find helpful tips on how to implement change.
MO LANE Tips
Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities (AHRQ/RAND Training Materials)
Implementing Change in Long Term Care: Manual
Implementing Change in Long Term Care: Case Studies
Implementing Change in Long Term Care: Worksheets
AANAC: The Softer Side of the MDS
Culture Change Now!
Artifacts of Culture Change: An Organizational Readiness and Assessment Tool
New Dining Practice Standards
Other Educational Opportunities
QIPMO Support Groups
The MDS Unit at the DHSS now has a generic e-mail address that providers can use in order to request information or ask questions regarding the RAI/MDS process. The e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mails will be answered by DHSS in a timely manner.
If you are a brand new MDS coordinator or someone who has been working as a coordinator, here are some downloads and links which may be of use in setting your new position:Resources for MO Nursing Homes
First Steps to Generating/Submitting MDS Data (March 2011)
QIPMO Inservice Education Programs
Important Information - Nursing Homes
Defining the Role of Nurse Assessment Coordinators: Beyond Paperwork and Reimbursement (AANAC)
MDS 3.0 TIP Sheet for Coding Restraints (March 2011)
MDS 3.0 TIP Sheet for Coding Falls (March 2011)
MDS 3.0 TIP Sheet for Coding Pressure Ulcers (March 2011)
NEW MDS OBRA Assessment Scheduling Tool
MDS 3.0 Assessment Flowchart
Physician Communication Tool - Report Changes in Interview Responses
CMS' YouTube Channel
MDS 3.0 Resident Interview Handouts
MDS 3.0 Interview Cue Cards - Personal Preference (page 1), PHQ-9 (page 2), Pain (pages 3-4)
CMS MDS 3.0 Training Materials
CMS MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (V1.09)
CMS MDS 3.0 Change Tables and Pages
CMS MDS 3.0 QM Users Manual
CMS MDS 3.0 Item Subsets (V1.10.4) (April 2012 release)
MDS 3.0 Provider User's Guide (September 2012)
Case Mix Indices
MDS Scheduler (including new ARD windows with grace days)
WPS Medicare Information
MDS Payment Scheduler
Mrs. M Case Study
Students in Long-Term Care
TB Screening - Do volunteers and students working in a LTC facility need to be screened for TB?
Medication Administration by Student Nurses: What Are The Regulations? (Policy, April 2012) (Updated Guidance, May 2012)
CMS-672 and CMS-802 (Resident Census and Condition of Residents forms)
Long-Term Care Survey Manual
We hope these links will assist your facility with its day-to-day MDS activities:
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Updated Wednesday, May 8, 2013