Oct 13, 2020 08:45am - Oct 15, 2020 04:15pm

Virtual MDS 3.0 3-Day Competency Program (CHHi-MDS)*

October 13, 14, 15, 2020

8:45 am – 4:15 pm with a one-hour break between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented in Partnership with HHI


Co-Sponsored with ACHCA

Program Description:

By moving through the Minimum Data Set (MDS) tool section by section, this 3-Day course offers participants a comprehensive guide through the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process.  The speaker will outline changes to the RAI process under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

The importance of maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to the RAI process will be stressed.  Care Area Assessments (CAAs) will be introduced as the vital link between the MDS 3.0 and an accurate and resident specific, Person-Centered Care Plan.  Participants will learn how to successfully manage unscheduled and scheduled assessments including assessment and timing changes related to PDPM.  A detailed discussion of ADL coding and ADL scoring will provide the participant with the tools to more successfully manage ARD selection and to teach the nursing team how to document ADLs more accurately.  The speaker will demonstrate how MDS Coding correlates to Quality Measures, Five-Star Rating, Reimbursement and the Regulatory Survey process.  Key strategies to identify and mitigate potential risk areas related to MDS coding accuracy will be shared.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice coding during interactive scenarios, ask questions and glean provider-specific clarifications that can be applied immediately upon returning to work.

*A CHHi-MDS is a nationally recognized SNF industry professional with expertise and proven competence in the MDS 3.0. Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI).


  • 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
  • Correlate accurate MDS 3.0 coding with reimbursement, regulatory survey, publicly reported information, and Quality Measures

Target Audiences:

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.


Joyce Sadewicz, PT, RAC-CT

Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 18 contact hours (3-day program) for nurses, nursing home administrators, and occupational therapy.  Speech therapy contact hours have been applied for.  

Full 3-Day Program Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending webinar)  

$450 -Mass Senior Care Association Member with emailed materials    

$500 - Mass Senior Care Association Member with hard copy of the program materials    

$750 -Non-member with emailed materials    

$800 -Non-member with hard copy of the program materials  

Program Materials:

Program materials will be emailed/mailed to paid attendees prior to the program.   

Virtual Meeting information:

Meeting log in information will be sent once program payment has been received.  

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Refund/Cancellation 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. Cancellations should be emailed to info@maseniorcare.org.