Updated MDS 3.0 RAI Manual Errata Document Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

For the second time since October 1, 2018 (implementation of MDS 3.0 version 1.16), CMS has posted another errata document. The document, dated February 13, 2019, was uploaded to the CMS website with a date of February 22, 2019 (the website shows the date of February 27, 2019).

“The PDF file MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual (v1.16R) Errata (v1.1) contains revisions to pages in Chapter 3, Section J, of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16R, that (1) address coding item J0200 when the resident interview should have been conducted but was not conducted within the look-back period of the ARD and (2) amend the criteria for major surgery and correct the associated examples.

Changed manual pages are marked with the footer “October 2018 (R).”

The errata document begins with a table that lists all identified revisions and the pages to which they have been applied. Following the table are the actual corrected replacement pages for insertion into the printed manual.”

The 1st two pages of the Errata document summarize the changes effective February 13, 2019:



The remaining 6 pages summarize the changes effective October 1, 2018.

Please share the Errata document with your MDS team.