CMS revises RAI user's manual. (NH news notes).
"The release of the updated user's manual is one of the most significant events that has occurred for nursing homes in recent years," Rena R. Shephard, RN, BA, FACDONA, told Nursing Homes/Long Term Care Management. Shephard, president of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators and of RRS Healthcare Consulting Services, also noted that the revised manual is just one part of the process to ensure accurate documentation: "Now that almost all of the information the MDS staff needs to know can be found in one manual, the next step in addressing the accuracy problems at the facility level is to ensure that all MDS staff are properly trained by knowledgeable experts. The process is too complicated and too important to leave this training to individuals who are not truly experts--or to leave to on-the-job training."
To download the updated version, visit http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/mds20/man-form.asp.
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|Title Annotation:||the Revised Long Term Care Resident Assessment Instrument User's Manual; United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services|
|Author:||Edwards, Douglas J.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2003|
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