jRAVEN Updated – Again

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

If you read my jRAVEN blog a week ago, you need to apply the most recent update to your system ASAP.  Here’s a snippet of the release notes for jRAVEN 1.7.5.:

jRAVEN (version 1.7.5) is now available for download which contains the following updates:  

  1. The new PDPM Grouper, v1.0007, which was updated to include the 6 ICD-10 codes that were inadvertently excluded from the previous release (1.0006)
  2. The OBRA PDPM Grouper Calculation screen (for states requiring PDPM scores on OBRA comprehensive NC & NQ assessments) was updated to allow for entry of an End Date to go up through 12/31/2099
  3. The updates included with jRAVEN 1.7.4 (MDS Item Set v1.17.2, Data Specification Errata v3.00.5, the MDS VUT v3.4.0)

Beginning October 1, 2020, states will have the option to direct their providers to have the PDPM Grouper score calculated on the standalone OBRA comprehensive and quarterly assessments. In support of this a new State PDPM OBRA flag has been defined that will be used to indicate if and when the provider will be having the PDPM payment score calculated on these standalone OBRA assessments. For more detailed information on how to set the new State PDPM OBRA flag in jRAVEN 1.7.5, please refer to the “Grouper Configuration” section of the jRAVEN User Guide 1.7.4 (User Guide has not changed with this 1.7.5 release) that is downloaded with the jRAVEN application and also available in the “References & Manuals” QTSO page for Nursing Home/Swing Bed Providers. Providers whose States require these items should follow the RAI User’s Manual coding guidance and refer to State-specific guidance for additional State-specific coding instructions. Please confirm with your State Medicaid Agency if your State will require the calculation of the PDPM payment codes on the OBRA assessments when not combined with a 5-day SNF PPS assessment.

Note that the State PDPM OBRA flag will also be displayed (read-only) on the assessment screen at the bottom of Section Z for assessments with target dates on and after October 1, 2020.