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MDS 3.0 Product Spotlight

August 1, 2010
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Information Systems

eHealth Data Solutions, a leader of innovative data analytics for clinical, administrative, and reimbursement concerns in long-term care offers its trio of products: CareWatch

®, RiskWatch

®, and UB Watch work together to enhance organizational performance and continuous quality improvement using an evidence-based approach.

These Web-based information systems provide accuracy, a reliable foundation for MDS assessments, UB-04s, RUG rates, occurrence reporting, and treatment plans. Comprehensive MDS 3.0 solutions compile assessments, increase data accuracy, submit assessment to CMS, and retrieve the validation and CASPER reports all in one product.

For more information, call (888) 562-8906 or visit


Care2Learn's new online course, Interviewing for MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment, trains employees in MDS 3.0 techniques for uncovering problems that, when solved, can improve the quality of life for residents. The material examines general interviewing techniques as well as specific interview tasks for the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI). After completing the course, staff will be able to state the importance of interviewing skills, illustrate three interviewing techniques, explain special considerations for interviewing skilled nursing residents, and describe the interview process using the RAI coding system.

For more information, call (866) 703-9497 or visit

Financial and Clinical Software

MDI Achieve is ready for MDS 3.0. All MDI Achieve clients will enjoy a user-friendly MDS 3.0 application, along with a variety of industry- and product-specific training opportunities and implementation tools to ensure a smooth transition. Matrix software is a complete Financial and Clinical solution with EHR capabilities that help automate the interdisciplinary process of completing MDS assessments accurately and efficiently. With a broad line of easy-to-use solutions, staff can be empowered with tools to help improve quality of care, documentation, and administration.

For more information, visit

Therapy Software

It's Never 2 Late Cognitive Therapy, available from Direct Supply, is senior-friendly software with a touch-screen computer system that engages and empowers residents and increases reimbursable therapy minutes while keeping residents connected with relatives and friends.

It's Never 2 Late helps residents overcome concurrent therapy concerns with MDS 3.0 changes. It keeps cognitive skills sharp and relieves feelings of loneliness, boredom, and hopelessness through dignified therapy and activities such as driving, flying, and bike simulation. The system offers complete mobility with a 251/2″ touch-screen computer on an adjustable stand. Adaptive keyboard, speakers, and microphone are included along with continual updates, technical support, training, and program management.

For more information, call (800) 534-7328 or visit

MDS 3.0 Online Education

RediLearning's MDS 3.0 is the first of its new RL Expert Specialty Curricula which go beyond CEUs and Compliance with expert focus on specific topics. Critical Operational Implications include CMS Instructor Guides/Section by Section Coding, ADL Coding and Scoring Changes, Scheduling and Submissions Requirements, Interviewing Techniques, Therapy Coding Changes/How to Calculate, and RUGs-IV Payment Items.

For more information, call (866) 473-8833 or visit

Long-Term Living 2010 August;59(8):35