Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Technical Information

Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Technical Information

What's New –

November 24, 2023

Errata V3.01.4 for MDS Data Specifications V3.01.1 (FINAL) is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.  Six issues were added to the errata. As a result, four edits were revised, and there were several mapping changes of items to edits. These revisions will be implemented in production on December 12, 2023, but they will be RETROACTIVE, so modifications to assessments submitted between October 1, 2023 and December 12, 2023 will have the edit and mapping changes from these issues applied in assessment validation.

November 13, 2023

The “PDPM Grouper JAR Package V2.2001.zip” is now available in the Downloads section below. This V2.2001 release is an update to adjust the OBRA logic for target dates on or after October 1, 2023.   

The logic for standalone OBRA assessments will be similar to the interim payment assessments logic.

This means that: 

    If A0310A=01 and A0310B=99, use column 1 (GGxxxxx1) 

    If A0310A=02-06 and A0310B=99, use column 5 (GGxxxxx5) 

This change will affect Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy logic.

September 21, 2023

Errata V3.01.3 for MDS Data Specifications V3.01.1 (FINAL)

Errata Version (V) 3.01.3 for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Data Specifications V3.01.1 (FINAL) is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. These specifications will go into effect on October 1, 2023. Four issues were added to the errata. IMPORTANT NOTE: Issue 23 will not be implemented in production until November 1, 2023. It will be RETROACTIVE, so modifications to assessments submitted between October 1, 2023 and November 1, 2023 will have the edits and item value changes from Issue 23 applied in assessment validation.

September 15, 2023

PDPM Grouper JAR Package V2.20000 Now Available

The “PDPM Grouper JAR Package V2.2000.zip” is now available in the Downloads section below. This release was updated to support the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 code mapping for the purposes of resident classification under the PDPM for Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) stays, effective beginning October 1, 2023. Additionally, there are adjustments to certain Minimum Data Set (MDS) items based on the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual version (v) 1.18.11 effective beginning October 1, 2023. The full list of affected MDS items can be found within the technical documentation titled “PDPM Grouper JAR Package V2.2000.pdf”.

August 25, 2023

Errata V3.01.2 for MDS Data Specifications V3.01.1 (FINAL), FY2024 ICD-10 Codes for Item I0020B, and CAT Specifications V1.06.0 Test Files Posted

Errata Version (V) 3.01.2 for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Data Specifications V3.01.1 (FINAL) is now available for download under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. These specifications will go into effect on October 1, 2023. Nineteen issues were identified. These are primarily edit revisions, although the dash has been added as an allowed value for D0160, and the caret has been added as an allowed value for the Section GG Interim Performance items.

The Microsoft Access database containing the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 codes allowed for item I0200B has been updated to contain tables with the codes for Fiscal Year (FY)2024. It is also available in the Downloads section.

Fixed length string test files for the CAT Specifications V1.06.0 are also available in the Downloads section. This is an addendum to the previously posted CAT Specifications V1.06.0.

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