Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
This November 8, 2021 posting is found on the MDS 3.0 Technical Information website:
An update to the FINAL version of the Java PDPM Grouper, v.2.0 has been posted in the Downloads section below. This update to SNF addresses two issues. It corrects a logic issue on “Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance” under Nursing payment component. When C0100 and C0500 are both dashes (not assessed), the grouper returned an incorrect nursing classification. A nursing component of BAB1 may be being returned in error. It also corrects an NTA comorbidity score calculation. The Grouper was calculating I8000: End-Stage Liver Disease and I8000: Immune Disorders as 2 points each but those should only count as 1 point each.
Your EHR software has likely been updated as well for this correction.