RAI Updates Impact Nursing Systems Changes Effective October 1, 2018

By Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP - August 29, 2018

Nursing leaders in skilled nursing facilities are putting aside their thoughts on the Patient-Driven Payment System and the Requirements of Participation’s Phase 3 implementation, both coming October 1, 2019, and focusing attention on a closer deadline: October 1, 2018, when the Minimum Data Set (MDS) changes go into effect, impacting the Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This year, we can’t simply leave it to the MDS nurse to learn and implement the changes—it’s all hands on deck to be successful in the QRP program!