Training Resources

PDF iconCMS Training Presentation: The following powerpoint presentation has been developed by CMS to assist facility staff in understanding how to appropriately complete Section J of the MDS.  Content covers the intent of Section J, how to identify health conditions that effect functional status and quality of life, and how to appropriately code assessment information within this section. The presentation includes case scenarios and is a ready-made 1 hour inservice for nursing staff. However, there are no speaker notes or audio-narration.

CMS Training Video Presentation: This 90 minute YouTube video is a lecture given by a CMS trainer and is another option for reviewing specific coding instructions for the MDS 3.0 Section J.

PDF iconMDS 3.0 Pain Items - PDF Version