Webinar Series: Be Prepared for October 1 MDS Changes

Effective October 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will bring substantive changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS). This six-part webinar series will review these changes section by section. Hear directly from an MDS expert on how to operationalize these changes.


Be Prepared for October 1 MDS Changes Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

August 23, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

August 30, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

September 6, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

September 13, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

September 27, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

October 4, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT

Location: Virtual


August 23 | MDS Changes to Chapter 2 and Section A | This webinar will review changes made to the MDS Section A on Identification Information. Item sets with substantive changes in Section A to be discussed include Ethnicity, Race, Transportation, Entered From, Discharge Status, and Provision and Route of Medication List to Subsequent Provider or Resident.

August 30 | MDS Changes to Section B, C, D, F, and G | This webinar will review changes made to the MDS Sections B, C, D, F, and G. This includes Hearing, Speech, Vision, and Mood.

September 6| MDS Changes to Section G and GG | This webinar will review changes made to the MDS Sections G and GG. This session will discuss how Section G items have been incorporated into Section GG.

September 13 | MDS Changes to Sections H-Q; Other Appendix/Chapter Changes | This webinar will review changes made to the MDS Sections H, I, J, K, N, O, and Q, as well as other appendix/chapter changes. This includes changes to item sets related to pain management, nutrition, high-risk drug classes, special treatments, and goal setting.

September 27 | MDS Changes Impacting Medicaid Reimbursement | This webinar will review changes to the MDS that impact the Patient-Dirven Payment Model (PDPM). Areas of concern that may affect reimbursement will be discussed.

October 4 | Q&A with an MDS Expert | In this webinar, hear directly from an MDS expert on your own questions related to changes to the MDS, effective October1. Discussion with your peers on the recent changes is encouraged.

Objectives: At the completion of the training, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Explain the changes to Chapter 2 and Section A of the MDS
  2. Describe the changes to Sections B-G of the MDS
  3. Identify the changes to Sections G, GG, and H-Q of the MDS
  4. Navigate issues concerning MDS changes that may impact Medicaid reimbursement
  5. Review steps required to comply with changes to the MDS

Audience: This program is appropriate for administrators, owners, directors, directors of nursing, MDS coordinators, nurses, social services, rehabilitation, dietary, and activities staff in skilled nursing facilities.

Facilitator: Kathy Sanders, RN, RAC-CT

Format: Virtual only. An internet connection is required. NHCA uses Zoom as the webinar platform. You may participate from any computer and most mobile devices that have internet access. However, to receive full credit, you must be logged into the Zoom app through your computer or mobile device. Visit zoom.us/test to test if your computer is ready for a Zoom session and to download the latest application. The audio portion of this webinar is run through the computer rather than a phone line. A computer with external speakers or headset is needed; a microphone and/or webcam is required. Questions for the instructor can be asked through chat and Q&A functions in the Zoom app. If you need technical assistance, please call 402-435-3551 or email [email protected]

Registration Information: Registration includes the full six-part webinar series. If you wish to confirm your registration, call the NNFA/NALA office at 402-435-3551.

 Registration Fee (continuing education credit and recording included)   Member   Non-Member
 Full Six-Part Webinar Series   $180   $360
 Per Individual Webinar   $35   $70

CE Credit: 3 hours of continuing education are available for attending the full series. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.

Handouts: Prior to the program, registrants will receive an email with links to view the handouts. Webinar recordings will be made available following the completion of the series.

Evaluations: Please provide feedback on the course by completing the evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to registrants.

Cancellation Policy: Substitution, cancellation, and refund policies can be found at this link.

Liability Release Statement: Photographs are taken during Nebraska Health Care Association events for use in media releases, newsletters, nehca.org, and social media. By registering for this event, you grant NHCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

8/23/2023 12:00 PM - 10/4/2023 12:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
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