At first blush, I thought 3.0 would be a lot more time consuming. However, putting some of it into practice has been a little refreshing. First of all, please note the LARGER PRINT, as a deference to an aging work force. Then, if certain items are not answered by the interviewee, certain sections are skipped. We have a working class session with MDS coordinators from various facilities around town and we are wrapping our minds around this slowly. We meet monthly for two hours, (work time, employers paying, hosted by medical directors group) No one bothers us and we are free to say whatever. So far, we have agreed:
a) if we could, we would only hire people that never did the 2.0
b) our regional people have not been and will not be much help.
c) we've got each other for support.
Try some regular meetings with your colleagues in other buildings, because NO ONE will understand your concerns. And by mid-November when those smaller checks start rolling in, we will probably all be facing some "serious 'splanin to do," because no one is listening now.
My regional person can do an MDS, but there is no way in HADES she knows how to do MY JOB. Even if the MDS is less complicated, the fact that there are so many more of them, with more dates to set is just boggling.