Therapy’s Role in the MDS

Understanding the MDS and RAI process will provide insight into how the SNF setting operates.

Master the MDS and you will master your role in the overall process.

Therapy professionals can play a key role in the MDS process for each resident and impact the outcomes for each facility.

Now is the time to learn the MDS!


  • This course provides in depth discussion on all aspects of the MDS and includes all the MAJOR CHANGES from 10/1/23!
  • Course Outline:
    • MDS Overview:
      • OBRA ’87
      • State Operations Manual
      • RAI Manual
      • The Role of the SNF Therapist
    • OBRA vs PPS
      • Item Sets and Scheduling
    • Section Specifics
      • Each Section A-Z will be reviewed, with all 10/1/23 updates highlighted
      • Each Assessment and Interview: BIMS, MOOD (PHQ 2 to 9), CAM, Activity, Pain, etc.
      • Emphasis on Section GG and Section O
      • MDS Impact on:
        • Quality Measures
        • PDPM
  • Discussion of MDS changes 10/1/23 and how they impact therapy and all rules
  • Therapy role in the MDS process


  • Video Presentation
    • Videos for each MDS section with highlights for therapy
  • Presentation Handouts
    • Download slides
  • Supplemental Materials Including:
    • Section GG Coding Decision Tree
    • Montero Therapy and Nursing Function Score Training Sheet
    • Montero PDPM “Green Sheet” Sample Calculations
    • CMS Memo Regarding Restraints
    • Comprehensive MDS
    • PPS MDS


Duration: 5 Contact Hours | .50 CEU’s

Level: (x) Entry Level   (x) Intermediate (x) Advanced

This course is appropriate for Rehab Directors, PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP, MDS Coordinators, Billing staff and Administrators.

Type: Audio and Video. Participant has the ability to remotely interact with presenter to ask questions.


Instructor Credentials: Dolores Montero, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA (Click for Bio)


1 Course totaling 5 Contact Hours of Continuing Education Credit *

Presentation slides, written materials and valuable downloads/links

Access to Course Instructor for questions about the material.

Certificate of Completion

*Participant is responsible for determining if course meets state requirements for CE credit. Contact us prior to purchase if you need assistance determining state requirements for your discipline.


“I had no idea the MDS was ‘all this!’ I can bring back this info to my team and we can make a difference.”

“Seeing the MDS questions was very helpful vs just hearing about them. I was able to make a connection.”

“I am an OT responsible for the BIMS in my facility and I had no idea there were rules to ask the questions. I wish I had this training last year!!”


  • Facility Members: FREE (Contact us for link)
  • Individual Members: $99
  • Individual Members get 1 free course per year (email us if you want this as your free one)
  • This Course is included in our Rehab Manager Certification Program

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We are confident you will find value in this course.

If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your purchase.

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