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Program Overview


This course is designed to train new and existing participants on the total MDS 3.0 process. The MDS 3.0 process for skilled nursing facilities has proven to become on of the most dynamic and critical component to the long-term facility success in reporting quality of care and maximizing reimbursement. Each workshop training session allows the participant to practice and learn actual case scenarios to effective learn to function utilizing this knowledge. MDS Training Institute has built a reputation for novice learners gaining the knowledge to assist their employers to success.

We pride ourselves on knowing that our participants actually learn to understand how to complete the MDS 3.0 process at the end of our classes!


Topics Include:

2 courses modules for certification total 4-5 weeks of instructor led training

MDS 101- Basic MDS 3.0 Essentials (4 day live virtual workshop training)

  • Intro to MDS 3.0
  • Practicing Scheduling MDS 3.0
  • Understanding importance of reference dates
  • Determining Significant Change Guidelines for Residents
  • Review and Practice of the MDS 3.0 form
  • Exam I Review

MDS 102- Mastering Medicare Part A for skilled facilities (required one day a week virtual class – 3 weeks)

  • Medicare Basics
  • Review and Practice Medicare Part A Assessment Scheduling
  • Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs)
  • Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRAs)
  • Exam II Review

Great for Beginners

  • Learning the MDS process is not easy. There are over 1300 pages of rules and regulations to understand for success. Practicing what you learn is the best teacher!  We put you practice from the first day!
  • With the current climate of healthcare, skilled nursing facilities can not afford  to entertain team members that lack efficient knowledge of MDS 3.0
    • Continued support, which is especially helpful in initial implementation of MDS practices
    • Career management support for MDS professionals to ensure success following program completion
    • Recorded audios available if needed during the program for reinforcement of learning
    • Classes taught by MDS professional to share tips and tricks for clinical and reimbursement success of the entire IDT
    • Upon successfully completing our program, learners may join a virtual review course to assist with new role

 Accreditation: This course meets the standard requirements for full accreditation with the American Nurse Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)  Contact hours awarded = 17 for nurses. The certification last for 2 years.


What to expect upon registration?

  • Whether you are joining at a live workshop site or at home/work on a live virtual class
    • Actual hard copy of books & materials are shipped to your home/work that are utilized to begin MDS 3.0 functions in the skilled facility
    • Email login and access codes to scheduled class
    • Class can be attended by PC, Tablet, Smart Phone, or by telephone audio only
    • No Webcam is required
    • Your computer may have built in speakers for audio or call in number provided
    • Role call is taken with each class to ensure you are able to participate
    • Small, personalized class sessions
    • Prepare for a new career or enhance your existing career!
    • Expect to actually learn to assume the role of a MDS professional or understand principles of this dynamic role
    • To continue training until you understand!

Register today!

Cost: $750.00

(which includes books & materials, sample resume, exams and more importantly, a great comprehensive training!)

Payment Plans are available: NO ADMITTANCE ALLOWED WITHOUT BALANCE PAID * Final payment due before the start of class. 1st Payment $375.00 plus $25.00 payment plan fee = $375.00 (total 800.00 with payment plan)

 Virtual classes allow participants access to a course from a home or office setting. Each participant is required to have a valid email and online access on exam nights. Students can choose to participate via computer or by telephone. Each class is live and student participation is highly encouraged. 

(PLEASE NOTE PARTICIPANTS NEW TO THE MDS FIELD MAY NEED ADDITIONAL TRAINING AFTER THE ACCELERATED 4 DAY PROGRAM) No problem! we will offer all participants free complimentary admittance to more live sessions already in session. This is especially helpful for developing a stronger foundation to adequately service your facility.

We also offer ongoing support for your first year for questions, or return to one of our classes as a refresher student for 150.00! if needed. (The 150.00 refresher student pricing is valid for one year following initial certification.)


MDS 3.0 Coordinator Certificate Program

Virtual (no webcam need) Trainer will provide a screen share. Use computer, I-pad or Smart Phone (Enjoy speaking directly to trainer during classes, especially helpful for beginner). A view of MDS software provided. Students actually practice completing MDS in training. Strategic compliance and reimbursement management is a priority focus for SNF success.

Advance MDS II & Advance MDS III courses also offered for continued Professional Development.


 Accreditation: The course meet the standard requirements for full accreditation with the American Nurse Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours awarded = 17 for nurses. The certification last for 2 years


7 Week Training Schedule (meets one day a week – instructor led) 

Certification Course= 17 Contact hours awarded to nurses

  • Dec 1 – Jan 12, 2018 (10:30am-1:00pm) CST (Sat)       Register Here
  • Dec 10 – Jan 28, 2018 (7:00pm-8:30pm)CST (Mon)     Register Here

Accelerated Training Schedule

  • Dec 10-13, 2018 10am-2pm CST (Mon-Thurs)**

** Please note each accelerate class also meets on Tuesday night for 3 weeks on the following week of training 5:30-7pm CST

  Register Here

**Second class (Mastering Medicare Part A) meets one day a week virtually for 3 weeks will be required after completion of a 4 day live class, schedules listed on registration page*


 Self paced online Instructional Video Course

(6 instructional videos plus two exams)

Excellent for busy Clinician who are unable to meet the schedule requirements of the traditional program. Recommend one to two video to watch per week. Practice Sessions and software review provided in trainings Coming Soon! Please contact us here to be notified of release date.