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New MDS Items Series: Changes to Ethnicity and Race

In this new podcast series, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, vice president of education and certification strategy for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, AAPACN curriculum development specialist, discuss upcoming changes to the MDS. This first episode in the series focuses on the changes to ethnicity and race, how they will be coded on the MDS, and how these changes tie into recent updates to the requirements of participation and the guidance to surveyors in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual.