Now Available-Draft MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual Version 1.19.1

Workforce; Regulations
​The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted the draft Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual version (v)1.19.1. The MDS 3.0 RAI User's Manual v1.19.1 will be effective beginning October 1, 2024.

The changes in the draft RAI Manual include:
  • Guidance to support the addition of the following new items:
    • N0415K: Anticonvulsant
    • O0350: Resident's COVID-19 vaccination is up to date.
  • The removal of Discharge Goals in items GG0130: Self-Care and GG0170: Mobility.
  • Additional clarifications were added to Chapter 5, Submission and Correction of the MDS Assessments, regarding situations where an erroneous PPS assessment is combined with an OBRA-required assessment (e.g., for a Medicare Advantage stay). In this situation, a Manual Deletion Request is required, followed by the completion and submission of a new stand-alone OBRA MDS assessment.
Specifics regarding all of the changes can be found in the included chapter/section change tables at the end of the draft Manual.

Questions regarding the draft RAI Manual may be sent to​