Training Video for MDS 3.0 Section M: Skin Condition

In the summer of 2010 I helped the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduce the new MDS section for skin condition.  I gave a two hour talk in Las Vegas which was videotaped and posted on YouTube by CMS.  This video goes over pressure ulcer prevention, coding, wound identification, staging, and treatment.  It also covers coding guidelines for pressure ulcers present on admission.   As of May 2011 this video has been viewed over 3,000 times.

In addition, I posted downloadable teaching materials on my blog.  As of May 2017 there have been over 18,000 downloads of these materials. 

To view the YouTube video only click here.

To view more background on the CMS training click here.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.