Recorded Webinars Now Available!

Before attending the live virtual coding workshops on June 21, 2003, you should:

Watch the recorded training webinars below.
These webinars deliver foundational knowledge to assist in learning the new items and guidance.

Practice with the case study below.
A supplemental Capstone Case Study is also available to give providers additional practice in coding the new and revised data elements. 

SNF Webinars

Use the dropdown to view each section’s recorded SNF webinar and slide deck.

Guidance Training Program Overview

This presentation describes the framework of the Skilled Nursing Facility MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11 Guidance Training Program (Parts 1 and 2). Instructions for completing the recorded sessions and associated case study are provided.

Understanding Changes to the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.18.11

This presentation provides an overview of the key guidance revisions, summarizing the changes to the structure and content of the MDS effective October 1, 2023, for the SNF setting.

Social Determinants of Health and New Data Elements in Section A 

In this presentation, the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) data elements for the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11 are discussed. The new non-SDOH data elements of Section A are also defined and explored.  

Section C: Changes to Cognitive Patterns Guidance

This presentation describes the updates made to Section C: Cognitive Patterns in the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11. The intent, coding instructions, and definitions for select cognitive assessment items are discussed. 

Section D: Resident Mood Interview and Total Severity Score

In this presentation, the items related to the Resident Mood Interview in Section D of the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11 are discussed. The new guidance regarding the determination to complete the Resident Mood Interview is highlighted.  

Section GG: Summary of Guidance Changes

This presentation explores the new data elements added to Section GG of the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11. A description of the updated guidance for GG0130. Self-Care and GG0170. Mobility items is also provided. 

Section J: Health Conditions

This presentation explains the new and revised Pain Assessment Interview items in Section J of the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11.  

Section K: Swallowing/ Nutritional Status

This presentation reviews the new guidance for the Section K data element, K0520. Nutritional Approaches, found in the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11. Updates to K0710. Percent Intake by Artificial Route are also reviewed. 

SNF Section N: Medications

In this presentation, N0415. High-Risk Drug Classes: Use and Indication, a new item for Section N in the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11, is introduced. Updates to the guidance for the Drug Regimen Review items are also discussed.  

Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs

This presentation discusses the revisions to Section O in the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11 with a particular focus on O0110. Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs.  

SNF Section Q: Participation in Assessment and Goal Setting

This presentation instructs on the new and revised items in Section Q: Participation in Assessment and Goal Setting in the MDS 3.0 RAI v1.18.11.  



Instructions for the optional case study practice activity:

Review the Case Study Narrative.

Complete the Coding Response sheet.

Compare your answers with the Coding Response Answer Sheet.



Remember to register for the June 21, 2023 coding workshops!


Have a question? Please email the PAC Training Team!