Update to the PDPM Grouper DLL Package Posted

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

On February 4, 2021, CMS posted an update to the PDPM Grouper DLL.  I wanted LTC/MDS Coordinators to be aware of this – no action is needed on your part.

“This is NOT a change to the previously posted DLL file itself, just supporting information.  The documentation file was updated, as there were NTA mapping changes not previously documented.  Also, one file in the source code zip from the previous package, mdsgrouper,h, was not the latest version.  The correct version is included in this updated package.  NOTE: the DLL was compiled with the latest version of mdsgrouper.h in the previous package.  Therefore, there is no change to the DLL file itself.

An updated errata (V3.00.7) was posted for the FINAL version (v3.00.1) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications, currently in production.  The resolution to issue 17 in the previous errata was flawed, as the addition of edit -3963d prevented submission of IPA inactivations.  Therefore, edit -3963d has been suspended for now, and will be revised in a future release.”

MDS 3.0 data specs errata (v3.00.7) FINAL 02-01-2021 (PDF) … found on page 12 (last page) of this errata document:

PDPM_V1.0009_Package_UPDATE_02-01-2021 (ZIP)