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Hospice Validation Utility Tool (VUT) v1.6.0 - Effective 8/1/2020

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The Validation Utility Tool (VUT) is a software utility that can be used to validate HIS submission files in XML format. The tool enforces the edits that are mapped to the HIS items, as published in the Hospice Data Submission Specifications. VUT version 1.6.0 adds support for v2.02.2 errata to the Hospice Data Submission Specifications which was updated to allow for the Northern Mariana Islands code of “MP” in the state code field. The VUT also introduces warning edit -V009, which indicates that the assessment being processed has a target date that is older than the current date by 24 months or more...and therefore should not be submitted to ASAP. These edits are effective August 01, 2020.

Please note that there are a few edits which the VUT cannot support, because they are edits against existing ASAP system data. The VUT does not interface with the ASAP system and cannot confirm those edits.

Last Modified on 7/20/2020