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

Mar 10, 2021 08:45am -
Mar 12, 2021 04:15pm

Event Description


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

Presented in Partnership with Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)


March 10, 11 and 12, 2021

8:45 am – 4:15 pm

with a one-hour break between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


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 schedules 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.


Presenter:  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 seminar)

  $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 or postal mailed to attendees prior to the program. Hard copies of the program materials are available for an additional fee of $50.


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

Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Feb 18, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Feb 19, 2021 and ends on Mar 08, 2021.
Late registration starts on Mar 09, 2021.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 MDS Winter 2021 Email Manual
Member Fee: $450.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $750.00$750.00$750.00
 MDS Winter 2021 With Postal Version of Manual
Member Fee: $500.00$500.00$500.00
Non-Member Fee: $800.00$800.00$800.00

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