MDS 3.0 Provider’s Guide Updated – Error Messages

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

CMS has updated Section 5 of the MDS 3.0 Provider’s Guide.  The MDS 3.0 Provider User’s Guide provides information and instructions pertaining to the QIES ASAP MDS 3.0 system to Long-Term Care (LTC) facility and Swing Bed (SB) hospital users who are required to submit assessment data about their residents and patients. It is intended to be used as a reference and learning tool for the MDS 3.0 system.  This Section is 229 pages in length.

Many other conditions exist that prevent a record from being a successful submission. The Final Validation Report outlines the errors, whether fatal or simply warning, encountered in the submitted records. Each error or warning is noted on the report by its identifier.

All fatal errors in a file or record must be corrected and the file or record resubmitted.

The remainder of this section of the guide lists the errors/warnings in order by identifier, providing a description of the error condition and guidance for correcting the error, if necessary.

Here’s the Table of Contents for the MDS 3.0 Provider’s Guide:

This Provider’s Guide is one of several references & manuals found on the QIES Technical Support Office website.