This week CMS published the updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). These updates will be effective October 1st, 2012. The manual contains both the updated version files (new for 2012) and earlier version (no change) files.
Change-table files are included only for sections of the manual that have changes that will be effective October 1. Sections that have been updated include: Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 (Introduction, Sections: C, H, I, K, M, N, and O), Chapter 4, Chapter 6, and Appendices (A, B, C, and E). Each manual page reflects the effective date of the content. Access the zip file through the following link:
RAI Manual 2012 Updates