Rainmakers Wins CMS MDS and RAI Contract
Ellicott City, MD – Rainmakers Strategic Solutions, LLC (Rainmakers), a healthcare strategy and consulting firm, is thrilled to continue its successful partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Rainmakers has been awarded the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual Support and Maintenance contract. This contract helps CMS with achieving its national quality goals and to be a resilient, high-value health care system that promotes quality outcomes, safety, equity, and accessibility for all individuals.
Through this award, Rainmakers will support CMS in maintaining and updating the MDS/RAI. The MDS forms the foundation of a comprehensive assessment for all residents of nursing homes certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid. As part of implementing the RAI, nursing home staff use these forms to complete assessments on the residents. This comprehensive assessment will allow CMS to monitor and measure the skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) participating in Medicare or Medicaid. The data collected from residents in a facility is aggregated to produce indicators of the quality of care provided.