MDS Roundtable – Preparing for the Focused Survey

  • Course Overview

    Specialty surveys are being rolled out across the country, including one specific to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) that you may not be prepared to handle. The MDS Focused Survey, piloted across the country in 2014, have been completed here in Idaho. Of 25 pilot facilities, 24 were actually cited for inaccurate coding practices. Four [4] of seven [7] clinical conditions reviewed demonstrated disagreement between the MDS and the medical record:
    • falls with injury (25%),
    • pressure ulcer status (18%),
    • restraint use (17%), and
    • late-loss ADLs (15%). (CMS, 2015, pp. 4­–5).
    So what can you do to be prepared for an MDS Focused Survey? Attend this training to find out!

    Presenter: Robin L. Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA RAC-MT

  • Agenda

    DRAFT Agenda – Revised 8/16/16.

  • Hotels

    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include: Complimentary airport taxi, hot Breakfast, high speed internet in every room, indoor pool & Jacuzzi hot tub, Business Center, Fitness Center, book lending Library, guest laundry. Spacious rooms include refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located within walking distance to dining where most guests receive up to 20% off meals exclusive to this hotel.

    Reservations may be made online or calling the hotel directly. Preferred rate is $99/night (does not include taxes). Click on this LINK to register.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Idaho Health Care Association Preferred Rate of $129/night (does not include taxes). The reservation booking code is 708.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market.

  • Fees

    Lunch Included.

    • $70/person – Early-bird rate
    • $100/person – Registration after August 16th


    • $110/person – Early-bird rate
    • $160/person – non-member registration after August 16th

    Cancellations & No-Shows
    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee if made more than seven (7) business days prior to the event. There will be no refund or credit granted for “no-shows” and cancelled registration within seven (7) business days of the event.

Register for the MDS Roundtable Training!