MDS 3.0 Technical Information

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February 09, 2022

jRAVEN v.1.8.1 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 v1.8.1 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 v1.8.1.

jRAVEN v1.8.1 includes the following update:

  • The new version number for the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper, v2.0003

January 24, 2022

PDPM Grouper V2.0003 Posted

An updated version of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper has been posted in the Downloads section below with the new version number V2.0003 and will be implemented into the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment Submission And Processing (ASAP) system on Friday February 4, 2022.  This new version was repackaged to address a security vulnerability with the third party library Log4J. The library was upgraded to v2.17.1.  This version also contains a correction to ensure the program works with the most recent versions of OpenJDK. No logic changes were made to the PDPM/Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) component itself to address these issues.

jRAVEN v1.8.0 includes the following update:

The new version number for the PDPM Grouper, v2.0002.

January 7, 2022

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 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 v1.8.0 includes the following update:

The new version number for the PDPM Grouper, v2.0002.

December 27, 2021

PDPM Grouper V2.0002 Posted

An updated version of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper has been posted in the Downloads section below with the new version number V2.0002 and will be implemented into the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment Submission And Processing (ASAP) system on Thursday, January 6, 2022. This update addresses two issues with the Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) comorbidities mapping. First, it corrects an issue where diagnosis codes were mapped to NTA comorbidities as 1 to 1 mappings where 1 to 2 mappings were intended from the PDPM_International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD10)_Mappings_FY20XX Excel sheet. The list of affected diagnosis codes are: D89810, D89811, D89812, D89813, K7041, M3211, M3213, M3301, M3311, M3321, M3391, M3481, T8630, T8631, T8632, T8633, T8639, Z48280, Z943. Second, it fixes a spacing issue in the NTA comorbidity description name “Disorders of Immunity – Except: RxCC97: Immune Disorders”, which resulted in those points not adding up correctly during the NTA comorbidity score calculation.

Additionally, this new version was repackaged to address a security vulnerability with the third party library Log4J. The library was upgraded to v2.16.0. No changes were made to the PDPM/Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) component itself to address the updated Log4J file.

November 23, 2021

jRAVEN v1.7.9 Now Available

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 v1.7.9 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 v1.7.9.

jRAVEN v1.7.9 includes the following update:

  • The new version number for the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper, v2.0001.

November 8, 2021

Final Version of Java PDPM Grouper Posted

An update to the FINAL version of the Java Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Grouper, v.2.0 has been posted in the Downloads section below. This update to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) addresses two issues. It corrects a logic issue on “Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance” under Nursing payment component. When C0100 and C0500 are both dashes (not assessed), the grouper returned an incorrect nursing classification. A nursing component of BAB1 may be being returned in error. It also corrects a Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) comorbidity score calculation. The Grouper was calculating I8000: End-Stage Liver Disease and I8000: Immune Disorders as 2 points each but those should only count as 1 point each.

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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