Last week, CMS was notified by jHAVEN and ASAP that certain HIPPS scores being generated within the ASAP were incorrect. The contractor, 3M, analyzed the issue and discovered that certain changes were necessary to ensure proper scoring for XML users. Flat file users do not have to download the corrected grouper. Testing has been completed with a new grouper released on the CMS website. Providers that utilize an XML formal must upload a new grouper. The file is posted on the CMS website. Click here to see it.