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QIES Team:

Diane Henry, State RAI Coordinator  ♦  Bob Bischoff, State Automation Coordinator  ♦  Wanda Roberts, RN Consultant  

Click one of the following links for more information:

QIES MDS Resources QIES Multimedia Resources MDS Regulations MDS Forms and Manuals MDS Software MDS Reports


Updates: SNF Review and Correct Report & Confidential Feedback Report Issues

Please be advised that the submission deadline for Q3 2017 MDS data has been modified to May 15, 2018. The SNF Review and Correct Report has been updated to reflect that both Q1 and Q2 2017 are “Open”. Data for all measures for Q1 2017 have been recalculated for any assessment records that have been received since the original Q1 2017 submission deadline of August 15, 2017. 

The SNF Review and Correct report is available in the SNF Quality Reporting Program report category in CASPER. Providers are encouraged to request the report to view updated measure results. The updated report should replace versions of the report previously requested.

Note you may want to only run one quarter at a time instead of multiple quarters at once.  CMS is currently working on an issue related to the reporting quarters being displayed in random order instead of descending order with the newest quarter listed first when the report is run for more than one quarter. This will be corrected in early December.

The remaining issue, affecting the calculation of the Application of Percent of LTCH Patients with Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function (NQF #2631), is still being corrected and tested. You will be notified once this issue has been resolved in early December. At that time, the data for this measure will be recalculated and the updated results will be available on the Review and Correct Report.

CMS has released the updated RAI Manual v1.15 and MDS Item sets, effective October 1, 2017. An overview of some of the changes include:

  • Three new items added for 2017: Alarms (Section P), Antipsychotic medications and Opioids (Section N), and a new algorithm for the Rule of 3 in Section G.
  • Coding instructions in Section GG were updated and expanded.
  • Updated bullet in the Coding Conventions concerning the look-back.
  • I2300 UTI criteria updated - Please note: Facilities are expected to use the same nationally recognized criteria chosen for use in their Infection Prevention and Control Program (such as McGeer, NHSN, or Loeb) to determine the presence of a UTI in a resident.

You can locate the new Manual v1.15 on the CMS website here: MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (scroll down to Related Links, then choose number 2: MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.15 and Change Tables October 1, 2017).

Watch for upcoming information regarding training on the RAI Manual revisions from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, QIES Help Desk! Please contact us with any MDS questions at (405) 271-5278.

View the Press Release on Fall Prevention Resources - Link to the Fall Prevention Resources web page

Nursing Home Scorecard:

Click here for an overview of Oklahoma nursing home performance with comparative data from region and nation for select long-stay quality measures for the period ending March 31, 2017. Note: Statistical significance was determined based on the 95% confidence interval. Email QIEShelpdesk@health.ok.gov for more information.


  • MDS Related Training (CMS Webcast)
    Original Air Date:  12/17/2009 Course Description from CMS Web site: This program will be the first of a three-part series focused on providing information on the Minimum Data Set Version 3.0 (MDS 3.0) implemented on October 1, 2010 by nursing homes across the nation.
  • Resource links document - (.doc, 196 KB file) This listing of resources in this Practice Outline is being provided as a service and does not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs.  OSDH is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites.  URL addresses were current as of September 1, 2010.

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  • CMS YouTube Training Videos for MDS 3.0 - From the "MDS 3.0 Training Materials" web page, videos are located towards the bottom under "Related Links Outside CMS".  MP4 video files are also provided just in case your facility is not able to access the videos via YouTube website.  
  • Access to CASPER Quality Measure (QM) Reports YouTube Video, December 2015, click here.
  • Access to CASPER Quality Measure (QM) Reports PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2015, click here. (.pdf, 624.3 KB file)
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections YouTube Video, December 2013, click here.
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2013, click here. (.pdf, 938.0 KB file)
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections Q&A PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2013, click here. (.pdf, 201.0 KB file)

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  • CASPER User Guide - (Scroll down to the bottom of the page under "Guides and Manuals")
  • MDS QM Reports - (Scroll down to the download section at the bottom of the page)

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Nursing Facilities have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of MDS assessment data:

  • Facilities may obtain software developed by private vendors, but need to ensure the software meets the minimum specifications established by CMS.

    - OR -

  • Facilities may obtain JRAVEN / RAVEN software, developed and maintained by CMS, free of charge.  JRAVEN / RAVEN Help Desk information may be found on the CMS/QTSO web page links below.

JRAVEN / RAVEN Software for Long Term Care Providers:

Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):

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