MDS RAI Manual v1.15 is Now Available

CMS has posted v1.15 of the MDS Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual to their MDS 3.0 RAI Manual website. This version of the manual becomes effective Oct. 1, 2017.

Among other changes, CMS has elected to make item O0700, Physician Orders, dependent on state requirements. Texas has made completion of this item mandatory for those assessments in which it is active.