MDS 3.0 3-Day Competency Program (CHHi-MDS)*
Presented in Partnership with Harmony Healthcare International
April 23, 24 & 25, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Mass Senior Care Association office, Waltham
This 3-day course offers participants a more comprehensive understanding of the RAI process. Participants will spend half of the course time learning how to accurately code the MDS 3.0 Assessment Tool by navigating through each section with an expert trainer. The Care Area Assessments (CAAs) will be introduced as the vital link between the MDS 3.0 and the accurate and resident specific care plan. A detailed discussion of ADL Coding and ADL Scoring will help provide the participant with the tools to more successfully manage ARD selection and to teach the nursing team how to document ADLs more accurately. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and glean provider-specific clarifications that can be applied immediately upon returning to the work place.
Upon completion of the 3-Day workshop, access to the CHHi-MDSI certification exam via email will be available. Take the exam at your own pace within 90 days. If you score 80% or higher you pass the exam and will receive your CHHi-MDS credential.
*Certified Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) MDS Professional
·Articulate the intent of each MDS 3.0 section, and correct coding strategies for each item;
·Identify newly updated MDS 3.0 coding guidelines as they relate to care and reimbursement;
·Outline changes to the PPS assessment schedule, including unscheduled OBRA assessment requirements;
·Demonstrate calculations for ADL coding and scoring; and
·Correlate accurate MDS 3.0 coding with reimbursement, regulatory survey, publicly reported information, and Quality Measures
Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA
Pamela Duchene, PhD, APRN-BC, NEA, FACHE
Sally Fecto, RAC-CT
Joyce Sadewicz, PT, RAC-CT
This course is ideal for MDS Coordinators who have one year of experience or less, as it will provide the opportunity to move through basic MDS management concepts at a slow pace. Other attendees may include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapist, speech therapists and social workers.
Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credit:
This program has been approved for 21 contact hours for nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers and occupational therapy. Speech therapy contact hours have been applied for.
Seminar Registration Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)
Mass Senior Care Member: $550
Harmony Healthcare International Refund Policy:
Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar. Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453