Effect of the October 2017 MDS 3.0 Data Specifications Changes on the Nursing Home Environment

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT
60 minutes
Product Description

Prepare Yourself for Upcoming MDS 3.0 Changes and How to Respond to Them

The draft of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications v1.15.0, which came into effect on October 1, 2017, includes additional items related to opioid use, gradual dose reduction programs, and alarms. The update to the RAI Manual is also available to discuss the requirements. However, enough information is available to explore these changes and to understand their importance.

Join this live webinar with expert speaker Marilyn Mines, who will help you learn what the draft MDS 3.0 entails and why the additional items are of importance in today’s nursing home environment. There is a definite connection between industry standards and the Requirements of Participation and the soon to be updated State Operations Manual.

By attending this session, you will also be able to properly complete the updated item set, understand gradual dose reduction programs, and determine the use of alarms. This session will explain the importance of the changes to the draft MDS 3.0 and offer suggestions for understanding how they might be completed.

Session Highlights

  • What medications are considered opioids
  • How to cite definition of gradual dose reduction (GDR) programs
  • What the documentation requirement would be to complete section N0450
  • How to properly develop care plans for GDR
  • What are considered alarms and how should those be properly utilized

Session Agenda

  • Minimum data set
  • New items in section N medication
  • Nursing home scope and severity grid
  • Unnecessary drugs
    • Defined
    • Drugs-psychotropic drugs
  • Staff education
  • Drug review
  • Gradual drug reduction
  • Staff education/policy review
  • Opioids
    • Side effects
    • Considerations

Who Should Attend

  • Director of Nursing
  • Social service personnel
  • Care plan team
  • MDS coordinator
  • Pharmacy representative
  • Restorative nurse

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About Our Speaker

Marilyn Mines - Skilled Nursing Coding  Expert

Marilyn Mines RN, BC, RAC-CT, brings over 40 years of experience as a practicing Registered Nurse to her role as Director of Clinical Services for FR&R. While working with clients, she has been instrumental in preparations for JCAHO, Public Health and Public Aid inspections, and promoting confidence in the direct care of patients, as well as managerial staff.

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