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  1. Levine, Jeffrey M. MD, AGSF, CMD, CWS
  2. Roberson, Sharon RN
  3. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN


PURPOSE: To provide information about the impending changes in the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section M on skin conditions and its implications for practice.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:


1. Compare section M of MDS version 2.0 to MDS version 3.0.


2. Apply the complexities of the MDS 3.0 section M for coding.


3. Demonstrate accurate and complete documentation of wounds as per MDS 3.0 section M.