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MDS 3.0 Technical Information Archive

Below is an archive of previous versions of specifications and other documents that are related to MDS 3.0.  These previous versions are posted for reference by users who need to work with older data.  Active and upcoming versions of MDS 3.0 technical specifications are posted on the MDS 3.0 Technical Information page.

May 30, 2018

A revised DRAFT version of the 2018 MDS item sets (v1.16.0R) was posted. This version contains a revision to discharge goal coding instructions in GG0130 (Self-Care) and GG0170 (Mobility), the addition of skip pattern language to GG0170M and GG0170N, revisions to skip pattern language to GG0170Q1 and GG0170Q3, the addition of coding instructions to J2000 (Prior Surgery), revisions to skip pattern language to M0210 and M0300G, and the addition of coding instructions to N2001 (Drug Regimen Review) and N2005 (Medication Intervention). This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2018. The files are located in the Downloads section below.  

November 2, 2017

A new DRAFT version of the 2018 MDS item sets (v1.16.0) were posted. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2018. The files are located in the Downloads section below. 

August 10, 2017

A new version (V2.01.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications was posted.  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2017.  This FINAL version incorporates the changes identified for the FINAL version (v1.15.0) of the MDS 3.0 item sets. Note that there have been no additional specification changes since Errata V2.01.1.

August 1, 2017

The final 2017 MDS 3.0 item sets (v1.15.1) were posted.  These item sets are in effect October 1, 2017.

April 27, 2017

An errata (V2.01.1) was posted for DRAFT version (v2.01.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2017.  One issue was identified, which resulted in the addition of three items to the Calculation section of the data specifications.  Please note that the item sets were NOT affected.

December 22, 2016

A new version (V2.01.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications was posted.  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2017.  This DRAFT version incorporates the changes identified for the DRAFT version (v1.15.0) of the MDS 3.0 item sets. New items have been added to Sections N and P, and there are a number of new Section S items as well.

December 1, 2016

A new DRAFT version (v1.15.0) of the MDS 3.0 item sets was posted. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2017.

October 2016

jRAVEN v1.4.0 is now available which includes the following enhancements to jRAVEN v1.3.0:

  • v1.14.1 of the MDS 3.0 Item Sets
  • v2.00.0 of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications
  • v2.00.4 of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications Errata
  • Additional Help Content
  • ‘Outdated’ Assessment Status
  • Informational Message Updates
  • Reporting Enhancements
  • Import functionality compliant with the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications

 

For additional technical support or questions related to jRAVEN please contact the QTSO Help Desk by calling 800-339-9313 or by email to help@qtso.com.

September 1, 2016

A new version (V2.00.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications was posted.  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2016.  This FINAL version incorporates the changes identified in errata V2.00.4 for the previously posted DRAFT version of the specifications.

August 10, 2016

A new version (v1.14.1) of the MDS 3.0 item sets was posted.  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2016.  The item sets should be considered final.

July 22, 2016

An updated errata (V2.00.4) was posted for DRAFT version (v2.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2016.  Issue 10 was revised to include two additional edits for which item X0600H is applicable.

May 19, 2016

An updated errata (V2.00.3) was posted for DRAFT version (v2.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2016.  Four additional issues have been identified.  Note that errata documents will now be assigned a version number for clarity.  The minor number (last digit on the right) will be incremented each time the errata is updated.  As this is the third release of the errata for the V2.00.0 data specifications, it is V2.00.3.

March 21, 2016

An updated errata was posted for DRAFT version (v2.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2016.  Three additional issues were identified, while there was a revision to an issue from the previous errata.  Please note that an additional edit has been introduced for the A0310 items.  Also, the item subset code SPE has been discontinued.

January 28, 2016

An errata was posted for DRAFT version (v2.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, which are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2016.  Six issues were identified.  Four of the issues are modifications to edits.  The other issues address items for which version notes were missing and the inadvertent inclusion of item A2300 in the item subset ST. 

December 21, 2015

A new version (v1.02.0) of the Care Area Trigger (CAT) specifications was posted for OBRA comprehensive assessments with an assessment reference date on or after 10/01/2016.  Please note the changes to CATs 1 and 2, which were necessary due to the removal of the C1300 items in v1.14.0 of the MDS 3.0 item sets.

October 29, 2015

A new DRAFT version (v1.14.0) of the MDS 3.0 item sets was posted.  There are many item changes in this version, including a new section, GG.  Also, there are two new item subset s for PPS Part A Discharge (End of Stay) assessments – one for nursing homes and the other for swing bed facilities.  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2016, in conjunction with the new version of the data specs (v2.00.0).

In addition, a new DRAFT version (v2.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications was posted.  Along with the item changes and new item subsets described above, these specifications also include many edit additions/revisions and new Section S items as well.  Details about the changes in this version are contained in the Edit Change Report and the Item Change Report.  As with the item sets, this version of the data specifications is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2016 and should be considered DRAFT and subject to change until it is finalized.

October 2015 – jRAVEN 1.3.0

jRAVEN v1.3.0 (Resident Assessment Validation and Entry), is now available for download and includes the following enhancements:

  • V1.13.2 Item Sets
  • V1.15.0 Data Specifications
  • ICD 10
  • Help Contents/RAI manual updates
  • New Disclaimer and CAM verbiage
  • Cosmetic Report changes
  • Enhanced Resident Match
  • Facility Information Display
  • Resident Lock/Unlock
  • Encryption updates
  • Database restore enhancements

Note: If jRAVEN has NOT been upgraded to at least 1.2.0, this must be done BEFORE installing version 1.3.0. Please contact the QTSO Help Desk at 800-339-9313 OR help@qtso.com for additional instructions or assistance if needed.

August 13, 2015

An updated version (v1.13.2) of the MDS 3.0 item sets was posted. No item changes occurred with this version. The only change with this version is updated text in the legal copyright notice. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2015, in conjunction with the new version of the data specs (v1.15.0). The item sets should be considered final.

July 27, 2015

A new version (v1.13.1) of the MDS 3.0 item sets was posted.  The version contains an updated legal copyright notice only.  No item changes occurred with this version.   This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2015, in conjunction with the new version of the data specs (v1.15.0). The item sets should be considered final.

July 20, 2015

Additional flaws were discovered within two PDF files for the Detailed MDS 3.0 Data Specs Report (V1.15.0) for Sections A and O.  The files have been updated within the V1.15.0 data specifications ZIP file, available in the Downloads section below.  No specification content was changed, and no other files were affected.

June 25, 2015

A flaw was discovered within the PDF file for the Detailed MDS 3.0 Data Specs Report (V1.15.0) for Section A.  The file has been updated within the V1.15.0 data specifications ZIP file, available in the Downloads section below.  No specification content was changed, and no other files were affected.

March 17, 2015

The final version of the V1.15.0 data submission specifications was posted.  (The draft version was posted on November 17, 2014.)  This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2015.

The primary purpose of Version 1.15.0 of the data submission specifications is to accommodate the transition from ICD-9 diagnosis codes to ICD-10 which is scheduled for October 1, 2015. Version 1.15.0 of the data submission specifications also incorporates all of the changes that were described in the latest errata document for Version 1.14.1 which was dated October 29, 2014.

Details about the changes in this version are contained in the Edit Change Report and the Item Change Report.

January 29, 2015

A new version (v1.13.0) of the MDS item sets was posted. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2015, in conjunction with the new version of the data specs (v1.15.0). The item sets should be considered final.

October 1, 2014 – jRAVEN v1.2

jRAVEN 1.2 (Resident Assessment Validation and Entry), currently available inside Related Links at the bottom of this website, is a Java based application that allows facilities to collect and maintain facility, resident and assessment information for subsequent submission to the appropriate state and/or national data repository. jRAVEN is free software provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Consult the jRAVEN Installation Guide and jRAVEN User Guide for further information.

Note: If jRAVEN has NOT been upgraded to at least 1.1.5, this must be done BEFORE installing version 1.2

jRAVEN 1.2 update to jRAVEN 1.1.8.1 includes the following:

-Section S changes for states CA, FL, LA, MA, ME, NE, NY, OH
-New Home Screen
-PII Encryption
-Numerous Item Changes/Edits
-Data Spec Changes
-Facility & Resident Updates; Resident Moves
-Cosmetic Report Changes
-User Manual Updates
-Help Text Updates
-Installer is Dual-Use, for Standalone or Client

Choosing the appropriate installation:
Users that have not yet installed jRAVEN and wish to install a Network version (intended for a group of users with a designated database server in a separate location) should:
1. Use the jRAVENServerSetup-1.1.8 exe followed by the jRAVENSetup-1.2.exe
2. Follow the installation instructions documented in the jRAVEN 1.2 Installation Guide for Network Install

Warning: Do NOT install the upgrade to the server install, doing so will DELETE data.

Note: Please continue to regularly check the CMS Web site for software updates or additional information.

September 23, 2013

jRAVEN 1.1.8 (Resident Assessment Validation and Entry) is a Java based application that allows facilities to collect and maintain facility, resident and assessment information for subsequent submission to the appropriate state and/or national data repository. jRAVEN is free software provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Consult the jRAVEN Installation Guide and jRAVEN User Guide for further information.

jRAVEN 1.1.8 update to jRAVEN 1.1.7 includes the following:

  • Section S changes for states IL, MD, MA
  • Assessment Data Entry Report By Last Name adjustments
  • Automatic Resident Information updates for non-exported assessments
  • SRS-defined criteria for handling Duplicate Facilities
  • Assessment Data Entry Report By Status adjustments
  • FAC ID changes will be reflected in the output XML
  • Terminated User ID Assessment handling
  • Numerous item changes, with edits
  • User Tool reports’ adherence to uniform guidelines
  • Updates to the user manuals to reference latest version

MDS 3.0 Technical Information Archive:

  • MDS 3.0 Data Submission Specifications (V1.14.1) – Detailed MDS 3.0 data submission specifications for implementation on 10-01-2014.  (Updated 05-08-2014)
  • Revised MDS 3.0 Item Sets (V1.12.0) – Printable MDS 3.0 item sets for implementation on 10-01-2014. (Updated 05-08-2014)
  • Revised MDS 3.0 Item Sets (V1.13.2) – Printable MDS 3.0 item sets for implementation on 10-01-2015. (Updated 08-12-2015)
  • Errata Document for RUG-IV Specifications and DLL Package (V1.03.0 Final).  (Updated 8/14/2013 )
  • MDS 3.0 CATs Specifications (V1.01.0) - Care Area Trigger (CAT) specifications for OBRA comprehensive assessments with an assessment reference date on or after 4/1/2012.

Downloads

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