Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Technical Information

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September 23, 2022

jRAVEN V.1.8.2 Posted

The Resident Assessment Validation and Entry System (jRAVEN) was developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). jRAVEN is a free Java based software application which provides an option for facilities to collect and maintain Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment data for subsequent submission to the appropriate state and/or national data repository. jRAVEN displays the MDS Item Sets similar to the paper version of the forms. Please consult the jRAVEN Installation and User Guides for additional information.

jRAVEN v1.8.2 is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. Users do not need a previous version of jRAVEN to download, install or use jRAVEN v1.8.2.

jRAVEN v1.8.2 includes the following update:

  • The new MDS Validation Utility Tool (VUT), v3.6.1, updated to support the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes for I0020B that are in effect as of 10/1/2022, as well as the remapping of GG Discharge items when a dash is used from Warning Edit -3897 to Warning Edit -3908 (Issues 18 and 19 in Errata 3.00.8).
  • The new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper, v2.1000, updated to include the ICD codes that are effective 10/01/2022.

September 19, 2022

PDPM Grouper V2.1000

An updated version of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper V2.1000 has been posted in the Downloads section below. This update is just a documentation update to clarify the following:

  • Jars are packaged differently (snf-x.x.x-jar-with-dependencies removed). Instead, jars in the “lib” folder should be included on the classpath to avoid compilation issues (refer to snf.bat).
  • The software now uses a Protobuf bin file in place of the original/plain CSV files for processing; however, to maintain consistency, we are still providing the corresponding CSV files in the src\main\resources\specTableCSV folder.

September 8, 2022

PDPM Grouper V2.1000

An updated version of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper has been posted in the Downloads section below with the new version number V2.1000.  This is an update to the PDPM Grouper as a Java Archive (JAR) library with FY 2023 ICD-10 codes.

August 19, 2022

FY2023 ICD-10 codes for MDS V3.00.1 (FINAL) Data Submission Specifications Posted

An updated Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes database for the Minimum Data Set (MDS) V3.00.1 (FINAL) Data Specifications is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.  The database contains two new tables.  The table pdpm_icd_codes_FY2023 contains the allowed FY2023 codes for I0020B, while table pdpm_icd_codes_2_FY2023 contains FY2023 codes that can also be used in I0020B for states that opt in to calculating PDPM on standalone OBRA assessments.

Onboarding Schedule for MDS Transition to iQIES
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited to announce that we are preparing to release the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) submission in early 2023. Although the MDS submission functionality will not be available immediately, we encourage Provider Security Officials (PSOs) to request access to iQIES as soon as possible, as doing so will allow for a smoother transition prior to the go live date. At a minimum, at least one PSO needs to be selected, but CMS highly recommends that at least two PSOs are designated so that there is a higher likelihood that there will be someone available to approve/reject iQIES access requests. Please reference the iQIES onboarding schedule below for the MDS transition to iQIES.

  Provider Security Officials Onboarding Schedule  
Group Regions Dates
1 1 & 2 August 15 - August 26
2 3, 9, & 10  August 29 - September 9
3 4 September 12 - September 23
4 6 September 26 - October 7
5 5 October 17 - October 28
6 7 & 8 October 31 - November 11
  General Onboarding for Nursing Home and Swing Bed Hospital Staff  
November 15th and forward    

For more information on the POS role, please visit our: iQIES Quick Reference Guides/Job Aids

July 6, 2022

Errata V3.00.8 for MDS V3.00.1 (FINAL) Data Submission Specifications Posted

An updated errata for the Minimum Data Set (MDS) V3.00.1 (FINAL) Data Specifications is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. Two issues have been added. Discharge performance Items in Section GG were receiving the Annual Performance Update (APU) warning edits when A0310B = [01] instead of when A0310H = [1]. The mappings of these items are corrected in the resolutions to these issues. These changes will be applied retroactively on October 1, 2022.

The information listed below under the "Downloads" section is subject to change. CMS will communicate any changes to these materials on this page as well as through Open Door Forums hosted by CMS.

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