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Sept 12 | Preparing Your IDT For The MDS Changes (MDS Countdown)

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The MDS 3.0 v1.18.11 goes live on October 1, 2023. To prepare for all the changes and updates to the MDS sections, facilities should work together to successfully achieve this outcome. The RAI process is complex, and involves many processes that influence the care for our elders. It takes a coordinated team to deliver the highest quality of care to residents while assisting them with achieving their goals and outcomes. Attendees of this seminar will:

  1. Identify 2-3 processes involved in the RAI system where the IDT is essential
  2. Understand functions of the IDT related to the RAI system
  3. Gain tips for successful management of the MDS 3.0 updates and changes

Meet Our Expert Trainers & Master Teachers

Our expert training team at MDS Consultants presents live RAI-focused webinars, state and national conference workshops, and scheduled certification prep programs.

Jessica Stucin

Jessica Stucin


Jessica is the Assistant Director of Education

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Jessica has extensive experience as an MDS Coordinator and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, including the roles of clinical staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant director of nursing and director of nursing.

Jessica's expertise is in MDS, care planning, survey process, quality measures, risk management, utilization review, clinical reimbursement and case mix.

Linda Winston

Linda Winston


Linda is a QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

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Linda has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.

Linda's focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

Barbara Bates

Barbara Bates


Barbara is a QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

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Barbara's 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, plus extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.

As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator and coach in MDS 3.0 and resident assessment, care area assessments and care planning, survey preparation, survey deficiency correction, exceptional care planning, restorative nursing, pressure ulcer program assessment and safe patient handling.

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Ready Set GO! RAI Final Changes Sep 26 Join to watch
ICD-10 Coding for All Ghouls and Goblins Oct 3 Join to watch
Frightful Fun: ICD-10 Mapping Oct 10 Join to watch
Ghostly ICD-10 Coding Mistakes: The Devil is in the Details Oct 17 Join to watch
Fresh Perspectives: Monster Viewpoints on ICD-10 Coding Oct 24 Join to watch
Hocus Pocus: The Bewitching Basics of Medicare and Managed Care Oct 31 Join to watch
Stop! The SNF 5 Claim Probe Audits Are Here – Is Your Facility Prepared? Nov 7 Join to watch
Diving Into the 2024 FY Final Rule and Quality Reporting Nov 14 Join to watch
Fresh Perspectives: Role Collaboration to Reduce Audit Risk Nov 28 Join to watch
ATTENTION: Are You in Compliance with Your Schizophrenia Diagnosing Process? Dec 5 Join to watch
Current OIG Work Plan Activities: Could the RAI System Be Influenced Directly or Indirectly? Dec 12 Join to watch

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