Structuring your training right from the start

MDS 3.0 Certificate Program RAI-CT

Structuring your training right from the start

MDS 3.0 Certificate Program RAI-CT

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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 live 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.

Topics Include:

(Both Required for certification)

MDS 101- Basic MDS 3.0 Essentials 

  • 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
  • MDS 3.0 Section A-F
  • MDS 3.0 Section G-Z
  • Review of Medicaid CMI management
  • Exam I Review

MDS 102- Mastering Medicare Part A & PDPM

  • Medicare Basics
  • Review and Practice Medicare Part A Assessment Scheduling
  • Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
  • IPA Management
  • ICD-10 for MDS 3.0 Mapping
  • Section GG for reimbursement
  • Exam II Review

The Learning Process

This comprehensive training is great for beginners and the experienced seeking certification. We offer 8 sessions one day a week or accelerated. In each session participants will interact verbally with the instructors and other students.

We highly focus on examples, questions, and answers, practicing to build adequate knowledge and confidence. SNF facilities are counting on you to be the expert!

We start from ground zero.  Learning over 1300 pages of rules and regulations is never easy. We have found that beginners, will need more time and practice. More interaction and guidance will be necessary. Discussions will be needed. Practicing will be vital.

  • Our experienced trainers are seasoned MDS and Clinical Reimbursement Specialist eager to show you step by step.
  • Upon registering we will send you a hard copy of books and material that you will also need as a guide as you implement your knowledge in you current or future role in the SNF

Schedules – Live Virtual

June 2020

  • June 15-Aug 3, 2020 7:00-8:30pm CST (Mon)
  • June 20-Aug 15, 2020 10:00am-1:00pm CST (Sat)
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) June 15-18, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues June 30 & Jul 7, Jul 14, 2020 7:00-8:30pm CST

July 2020

  • July 13-Aug 31, 2020 5:30-7:00pm CST (Mon)
  • July 18-Sept 12, 2020 8-10:30am CST (Sat)
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) July 13-16, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Jul 28, Aug 4 &  Aug 11, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST 

August 2020 

  • Aug 10-Sept 28, 2020 5:30-7:00pm CST (Mon) 
  • Aug 29-Oct 24, 2020 10:30-1pm CST (Sat)
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) Aug 17-20, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Aug 25, Sept 1 & Sept 8, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST


  • Sept 21-Nov 9, 202o 5:30-7:00pm CST (Mon) 
  • Sept 26-Nov 14, 2020 8:00-10:30am CST (Sat) 
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) Sept 14-17, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Sept 22, Sept 29 & Oct 6, 2020 7:00pm- 8:30pm CST


  • Oct 26-Dec 14, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST (Mon)
  • Oct 24-Dec 19, 2020 10:30am-1:00pm CST (Sat) 
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) Oct 19-22, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Oct 20, Oct 27 & Nov 3, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST


  • Nov 23-Jan 11, 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm CST (Mon)
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) Nov 17-Dec 1, 2020 10:00am-2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Nov 17, Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2020 7:00pm- 8:30pm CST 


  • Dec 7-Jan 25, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST (Mon)
  • Dec 12-Jan 30, 2020 10:30am-1:00pm (Sat) 
  • (Accelerated Mon-Thurs) Dec 14-17, 2020 10:00am- 2:00pm & (PDPM/Medicare) Tues Dec 15, Dec 22 & Dec 29, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm CST 

Cost: 750.00 (includes books, materials, exams)

(2 exams required for certification with 80% pass rate)


Self paced online Instructional Video Course

(8 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 videos to watch per week. Practice Sessions and software review provided in training.  Please Register Here

MDS 3.0  Certificate Program – Accelerated

**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

Live In Class Workshops (Select locations)

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Accreditation: This continuing nursing education was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an Accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Disclosures: To receive 20 contact hours all participants must complete all modules on our online platform. No Partial credits will be allowed. 

All planners and presenters have no conflict of interest to report for this course. No contact hours will be awarded after Dec 2021

20 contact hours awarded for nurses