Section 9000, Minimum Data Set Clinical Coordinator

Revision 16-1; Effective February 3, 2016


The MDS Clinical Coordinator for Texas is housed within the Quality Monitoring Program. Federal language refers to this position as the State Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coordinator.

The MDS Clinical Coordinator for Texas is responsible for assisting state staff, nursing facilities and swing-bed providers with questions regarding:

  • MDS scheduling, coding and transmission requirements for MDS records and assessments;
  • Specific information in the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, the Quality Measures User’s Manual and other MDS-related publications and letters; and
  • Resource Utilization Group (RUG) and case mix information for both Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition, the MDS Clinical Coordinator conducts webinar and face-to-face trainings covering recent MDS and Quality Measure clarifications and changes, common MDS coding errors, MDS Outcome Reports, program specific requests for MDS-related information and planned future MDS and QM updates.

The MDS Clinical Coordinator is responsible for developing and publishing The MDS Mentor, a training tool for providers and state staff, as well as maintaining the DADS MDS Web page.