Muskie School of Public Service

Minimum Data Set (MDS) Technical Information

Welcome to Maine's Minimum Data Set (MDS) Technical Information Site

This site provides technical information related to the family of MDS resident assessment instruments used by MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid program).  The University of Southern Maine (USM) Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy maintains this site on behalf of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The family of MDS resident assessment instruments includes Minimum Data Sets for:

  • Nursing facilities (MDS 3.0)
  • Residential care facilities (MDS-RCA)
  • Adult family care homes (MDS-ALS)

The information stored at this site is intended to assist:

  1. State and Provider staffs with the most current MDS information and resources
  2. Computer software designers in meeting State requirements concerning the encoding and electronic transmission of MDS assessments

Website Contents List

Project Staff

Catherine Gunn
Senior Data Resources Coordinator
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Muskie School of Public Service
Phone: (207) 780-5576
Fax: (207) 228-8083

Suggested Audiences:

  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Adult Family Care Homes
  • Nursing Facility providers
  • State agencies
  • Software programmers

Nursing Home Links

SMS: Maine MDS Submission Management System

MDS 3.0:

NF RUG Grouper:

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Residential Care Facility (Level IV PNMI) Links

SMS: Maine MDS Submission Management System

MDS-RCA Form:

Manuals:

Quality Indicators:

Vendors Operating in Maine:

Specifications:

Note: All test assessments have fictitious names and data.

RCA RUG Grouper:

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Adult Family Care Home Links

SMS: Maine MDS Submission Management System

MDS-ALS Form:

Manuals:

Billing:

Vendors Operating in Maine:

Specifications:

Note: All test assessments have fictitious names and data.

ALS Rug Grouper:

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