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MDS 3.0 Certificate Program

Healthcare Academy offers a comprehensive MDS 3.0 Certificate Program to help educate staff on proper coding of the MDS 3.0 Assessment, a critical component in the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Recently, HCA and their team of experts spent a combined total of over 500 hours updating and enhancing their comprehensive MDS 3.0 Certificate Program to incorporate the most recent changes. This program contains information on planning for care, coding tips, special populations and assessment steps. Those that complete this coursework will be able to practice coding skills by completing a case study in which they code every element of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI).


Better coding can affect reimbursement

Better educated staff that are able to code precisely which translates into reimbursements that are more closely matched to the services delivered by your team.


Unique case study approach reinforces accurate coding practice

Utilizing a case study approach, Healthcare Academy MDS 3.0 training is unique because it provides a typical resident scenario to enable learners to code an actual case from start to finish, for hands on practice that reflects a real-world coding example.


MDS 3.0 Training Applications

Healthcare Academy MDS 3.0 training can be used in the following areas:

  • New hire training;
  • Assess current staff coding abilities;
  • Refresher and remediation training for current staff;
  • Useful post-training reference tool;
  • ANCC accredited Continuing Education (CE) for licensed nurses

MDS 3.0 Certificate Program Courses

Healthcare Academy is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. The target audience for this program are nurses in the long-term care setting. Participants will receive 39.0 contact hours of continuing education upon successful completion of all lessons within this curriculum.

Lessons within this curriculum are listed below.

Lesson Name CH
Assessments for the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 2.5
Introduction to Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 1.5
Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) 1.5
Section A: Identification Information 3.0
Section B: Hearing, Speech and Vision 1.5
Section C: Cognitive Patterns 1.5
Section D: Mood 2.0
Section E: Behavior 1.5
Section F: Preferences for Customary Routine and Activities 1.5
Section G: Functional Status 3.0
Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals 2.5
Section GG: CMS Videos
Section H: Bladder and Bowel 1.0
Section I: Active Diagnosis 1.0
Section J: Health Conditions 2.5
Section K: Swallowing/Nutritional Status 1.5
Section L: Oral/Dental Status 0.5
Section M: Skin Conditions 2.0
Section N: Medications 1.5
Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs 3.0
Section P: Restraints and Alarms 1.0
Section Q: Participation in Assessment and Goal Setting 1.5
Section V: Care Area Assessment (CAA) Summary 0.5
Section X: Correction Request 0.5
Section Z: Assessment Administration 0.5

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