CMS posted the following information to their MDS 3.0 Technical Information webpage on 10/2/19:
- A new version of RUG-IV has been applied to the MDS ASAP system. Effective Sunday, September 29, 2019, the ASAP will evaluate all RUG-IV HIPPS codes using version 1.04. This version is backward compatible and will evaluate assessments with all target dates before or after October 1, 2019. To avoid receiving the ASAP system warning message -3616b, please update the RUG-IV version number to “1.04” to submit your HIPPS code.