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Winter Webinar Schedule

Our Winter Webinar Series focuses on the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and its importance to the MDS and RAI system. Each session we explore the relationship between the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC) and specific member groups of the IDT.

Upcoming Live Events (Winter Series)



IDT Team: Dietary/Nutrition and Wounds Mar 5 Join to watch
IDT Team: Medical Records and Coding Mar 19 Join to watch

Past Live Events

MDS Hurdles? Leap to Success with these Tips Feb 28 Watch replay
IDT Team: Social Services, Activities, and Therapy Feb 20 Join to watch replay
IDT Team: Nurses and CNAs Feb 6 Join to watch replay
IDT Team: Pharmacy Services and Physicians/Physician Extenders Jan 23 Join to watch replay
IDT Team: Administrators and DNS Jan 9 Join to watch replay
Current OIG Work Plan Activities: Could the RAI System Be Influenced Directly or Indirectly? Dec 12 Join to watch replay
ATTENTION: Are You in Compliance with Your Schizophrenia Diagnosing Process? Dec 5 Join to watch replay
Fresh Perspectives: Role Collaboration to Reduce Audit Risk Nov 28 Join to watch replay
Diving Into the 2024 FY Final Rule and Quality Reporting Nov 14 Join to watch replay
Stop! The SNF 5 Claim Probe Audits Are Here – Is Your Facility Prepared? Nov 7 Join to watch replay
Hocus Pocus: The Bewitching Basics of Medicare and Managed Care Oct 31 Join to watch replay
Fresh Perspectives: Monster Viewpoints on ICD-10 Coding Oct 24 Join to watch replay
Ghostly ICD-10 Coding Mistakes: The Devil is in the Details Oct 17 Join to watch replay
Frightful Fun: ICD-10 Mapping Oct 10 Join to watch replay
ICD-10 Coding for All Ghouls and Goblins Oct 3 Join to watch replay

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Feb 28 | MDS Hurdles? Leap To Success With These Tips

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As the new year unfolds, the challenges that were presented by the October 1, 2023, MDS updates and revisions continue to impact Long-Term Post Acute Care. During this webinar, we will identify some of the hurdles MDS teams have or may experience. Join us as we provide valuable insights and coaching tips aimed at optimizing your team’s performance in navigating the new and revised aspects of the MDS and other items in the RAI system. Attendees of this seminar will:

  1. Identify 2-3 obstacles that may cause your team to stumble with accurate MDS data elements
  2. Define strategies for overcoming the MDS hurdles
  3. Develop tools to assist with auditing ongoing performance

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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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