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MDS 3.0 Certificate Program


The position of a MDS Coordinator leads the responsibility in efficiently & accurately completing the MDS/RAI process to assure Quality of Care and to maximize reimbursement for the services rendered in Long Term Care. 

Becoming a MDS Coordinator will allow you to become a part of the management team within the Long-Term care setting.

MDS Training Institute has developed a comprehensive 7-week and accelerated 4-day training to especially serve new clinicians to the MDS/RAI Process

Program Objectives Includes:

MDS 3.0 Basic Essentials

  • Understanding the principles and process of RAI/MDS 3.0
  • Understanding MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS
  • Accurately assessing Activities for Daily Living for the MDS (ADLs)
  • Understanding PPS/Medicare Timing and Scheduling
  • Completion of Care Area Assessment Summary (CAAS)
  • Understanding the MDS/Care plan Coordinator roles and responsibilities

Mastering Medicare Part A & Managed Care for Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Medicare Part A Basics
  • Medicare Assessment Scheduling to Maximize Reimbursement
  • Understanding Resource Utilization Groups (RUGS) for Medicare/Managed Care Billing
  • Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRAs)

Receive certification upon successfully completion of both courses.

  • The training also includes a sample resume and tips on interviewing for positions.
  • We can also assist you in writing your resume! (additional fees do apply)
    We offer ongoing support to each student for one year post completion of the program.

Our program has worked for several nurses obtaining positions immediately following our trainings.

Employers that advertised “experienced only” have trusted our graduates to fill their positions!

We offer convenient ways that you can obtain your personal and professional goal of becoming a MDS Coordinator, or simply gaining comprehensive knowledge of the MDS 3.0 tool for Skilled Nursing Facility:

MDS Coordinator Certificate Program   Virtual Classroom

  • Attend live classes from your home or office
  • Totally Interactive
  • Ability to ” raise your hand” during the training if you have a question
  • Smaller class sizes for more personalized training
  • Trainers encourage participation of all students
  • Ability to verbalize questions via computer or by telephone
  • Meet other like-minded clinicians
  • 4 Day Accelerated
  • 7 Week (meeting on day a week)
view virtual schedules here


MDS Coordinator Certificate Program  Classroom

  • Attend classes in classroom setting at one our locations
  • Smaller class sizes for more personalized training
  • Trainers encourage participation of all students
  • Meet other like-minded clinicians
  • 4 Day Accelerated
  • 7 Week (meeting one day week)
view live schedules here


Each participant is required to attend all 17 hours scheduled and passed 2 exams with a 80% for successful completion of the program.

Two attempts of each exam will be allowed
Exam Schedules:
7 week Program  -The first exam is issued throughout the program and the last exam after the last week of class.
4 day Accelerated Program- Both exams are due within three weeks of the last day of class

This continuing nursing education was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
17 Contact hours for this program. No partial credits will be awarded.