Resident Assessment Instrument

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final version of the new Resident Assessment Instrument manual to complete the necessary reform of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) nursing home resident assessment tool before the Oct. 1 implementation. This tool determines the level of acuity of individual residents and as a facility aggregate.

The “Final” version of the RAI Manual v1.18.11 includes a change document that detailed all the recent alterations.