The RAI consists of three parts: the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0, the Care Area Assessment (CAA) process and the RAI Utilization Guidelines.
The utilization of the three components gives information about a resident's funtional staus, strengths, weaknesses, and preferences, as well as offering guidance on further assessment once problems have been identified.
A Reminder to all LTC facilities of Louisiana! Implementation and required electronic submission of Staffing Data became mandatory July 1, 2016. This is submitted through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ).
Some facilities still have not registered. Others have registered but have no submitted hours, or their hours are incomplete. Please check that your facility is submitting staffing data according to specifications established by CMS.
See Memo Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) S&C:16-13-NH for more information.
Training - Updated with 2016 SNF QRP and Casper report training slides
QTSO - Alerts and Downtimes - updated for 2017
S & C Memos - updated 11/2016
Weekend Downtime: February 4-5, 2017 - Software affected by this downtime: CASPER Reports, IRF/SWING submission, MDS Subission, & PBJ Systems will not be available.
The QRP website posted an updated (as of December) Q&A page. The direct link is below.
This is the link to the QRP Training page:
Video Series on Section GGThis four-part video series presents MDS 3.0 Section GG and is available on the CMS YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaV7m2-zFKpgYhG0FQv82l9dcqNl_9eO4
CMS has released 3 new documents related to the Oct. 1, 2016, release of MDS:
The documents are available from the Downloads section at the bottom of the CMS SNF Quality Reporting Program Measures and Technical Information website.