Extended Downtime Notice: No Access March 16 to March 21, 2016 (posted 1/12/2016)
An extended QIES downtime begins on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST and ends Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
All QIES systems will be down during this time. Users will not be able to connect to any QIES systems including the submissions
systems and CASPER Reporting. Please plan your business needs around this downtime.
MDS 3.0 Software Developer/Vendor Call December 10, 2015
CMS hosted an MDS informational call for MDS Software Vendors and Developers on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The minutes for this call are available
MDS 3.0 Software Developer/Vendor Call Minutes [PDF 55 KB]
Validation Utility Tool v1.8.0 (VUT) - (posted 08/06/2015)
The Validation Utility Tool (VUT) is a software utility that can be used to validate MDS 3.0 submission files in XML format. The tool enforces the edits that
are mapped to the MDS 3.0 items, as published in the MDS 3.0 specifications. The initial release of the VUT incorporated the V1.00.3 specifications plus the
errata identified prior to the VUT release. The 1.8.0 release adds support for version 1.15.0 of the MDS 3 Data Specifications, while continuing to support
versions 1.0, 1.01, 1.02, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, and 1.14.1 for older assessments. In addition, a new command-line parameter, NOSETUP, was added to allow users
of listener mode to bypass the VUT UI screen (using the parameters established in VUT.XML).
Please note that there are a few edits that the VUT cannot support, because they are edits against existing ASAP system data. Since the VUT does not interface
with ASAP, it cannot confirm those edits. The VUT does not currently interface with the RUG III and IV DLLs – therefore, it does not recalculate and confirm
that RUG values are correct.
VUT_readme_172 [TXT 12 KB] (posted 08/06/2015)
SetupVUT180.zip [ZIP 104 MB] (posted 08/06/2015)
Sample XML Final Validation Report
Effective September 20, 2015, the MDS Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system will begin producing the system-generated Final Validation
Report in an XML format. This XML file will be loaded in the CASPER VR folders in addition to the system-generated Final Validation Report in the text
A sample Final Validation Report in the XML format is available for download, should the vendors wish to utilize the XML file in their software.
Sample XML MDS & SB Final Validation Report [ZIP 3 KB]
MDS 3.0 Software Developer/Vendor Call February 05, 2015
CMS hosted an MDS 3.0 informational call for MDS software vendors and developers on Thursday, February 05, 2015.
The notes from this call are available for download
MDS 3.0 Software Developer/Vendor Call Notes [PDF 42 KB]
Attention Section S States (updated 11/06/2014)
Please Note: jRAVEN 1.2 includes Section S Item changes for CA, FL, LA, ME and NY and Section S edit updates for NE and OH.