Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CMS issues notice of issue with submitted MDS 3.0 assessments

An issue has been identified with MDS 3.0 assessment records submitted to the ASAP (Assessment Submission and Processing) system beginning October 1, 2016, through November 4, 2016. This issue impacts all NO and SO (Nursing Home and Swing Bed OMRA Other) assessment records with a target date on or after October 1, 2016 and may have resulted in an incorrect ASAP system-calculated RUG code for these assessments. No other assessment record types were affected by this issue. This issue involves submitted MDS response values for M0300B1, M0300C1, M0300D1, and M0300F1 for NO and SO assessment records. The submitted response values were not stored in the ASAP system, despite being required for the NO and SO assessment record. Since these items were not stored, they were excluded from validation and RUG calculations that would have occurred during this time period.

All providers who submitted MDS NO and SO assessment records on or after October 1st through November 4th, with a target date of October 1, 2016 or after, must submit a modification record to the ASAP system. No changes are required in this modification record. Providers may not submit the original record a second time as it will be rejected as a duplicate record if it was accepted into the ASAP system in the original submission. Submission of the modification record will allow the ASAP system to correctly recalculate the RUG value and have accurate data stored for reporting purposes.

If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact the QTSO Help Desk at or 1 (888) 477-7876.

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