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Commonly Asked Questions on the MDS 3.0 M-Section
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When: Thursday, November 10, 2016
11:00 AM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Nancie McAnaugh

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The purpose of this presentation is to provide education regarding commonly asked questions from clinicians about the MDS 3.0, M-Section and wounds. CMS has now mandated MDS focused surveys.  The M-Section of the MDS has been identified as one of the areas surveyors are to target in their reviews. This program will help you identify areas of the M-Section where identified mistakes are frequently being made with coding and reporting. You are invited to be part of this interactive program where you may bring your questions about the M-Section and add your knowledge and understanding to the discussion.


Learning Objective

By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Describe the intent and potential uses of the M-Section of the MDS 3.0.

  • Identify the most common mistakes on the M-Section when reporting to CMS.

  • Discuss common questions about coding the M-Section.

  • Participate in interactive questions and answers session regarding the M-Section.


Who Should Attend

Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, Unit Managers, MDS Coordinators, Treatment Nurses, Charge Nurses, Quality Improvement Staff, Staff Educators, Wound Care Providers, and PT/PTAs.



Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA

Dr. Scarborough is currently the director of public policy and education for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, California. Her clinical career spans more than 30 years in a variety of settings, including acute, outpatient, home health and long-term care. Her clinical experience includes traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound care.


She has published book chapters, articles and monographs on diabetes and wound care. She frequently presents to interdisciplinary audiences at conferences and educational activities around the country. She is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Texas and is board-certified as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In addition, Dr. Scarborough is certified by the geriatric section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA).

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