Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0—The Basics:
Coding K, I, L, M

This module of MDS 3.0 focuses on effective use of the RAI User's Manual, including basic knowledge needed to use the MDS 3.0 assessment form effectively.

Your purchase entitles you to one year (356 days) of access, starting on the date of purchase.

To purchase the full 6-part training, click "Enroll in Training" and choose "Purchase All Six Basic Modules" on the payment screen. This option is available through any MDS Basic module.


This training is designed for long-term care professionals working with MDS 3.0 (nursing staff, MDS coordinators, social work, activities staff, therapy staff, nutrition and dietary staff) as well as facility administrators.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity, learners will expand their knowledge and competence in coding for Sections K, I, L and M.


By the end of this module you will be able to

  1. Code MDS Section I: Active Diagnoses
  2. Code MDS Section K: Swallowing / Nutritional Status
  3. Code MDS Section L: Oral / Dental Status
  4. Code MDS Section M: Skin Conditions

Continuing Education Credits

CNE Credits offered until February 28, 2022.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 2.0 nursing contact hours.

2.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits

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  • Training launched: January 10, 2019
    Last updated January 9, 2020
  • Estimated time: 2 hours

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.