MDS Automation and QIES Coordinator

For questions about MDS reporting schedule, data file submission, Texas-specific requirements, validation reports, data correction, QIES access, CASPER Reports, Quality Measure Reports, and data requests.

Brian Johnson
Email: brian.johnson@dads.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-438-2396
Fax: 512-438-4285 (Shared fax — call first)

Mailing Address:
Brian Johnson
MDS Automation Coordinator
Mail Code E-345
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030

MDS Clinical Coordinator

For questions from providers and state staff in Texas about federal requirements for MDS record and assessment completion by all certified nursing facilities and swing bed facilities; as well as state requirements for MDS record and assessment completion by all licensed-only nursing facilities or wings (including any item on the MDS, CAAs and Care Planning).

Shelly Nanney, RN, RAC-CT
Email: shelly.nanney@dads.state.tx.us
Phone: 979-732-8507
Cell: 512-534-1325
Fax: 979-733-8869

Mailing Address:
Shelly Nanney
MDS Clinical Coordinator
1220 Bowie Street
Columbus, TX 78934

LTCMI, Medicaid Information, MN/LOC, the Portal

  • Contact TMHP at 1-800-626-4117.

RAVEN, jRAVEN, MDS Personal Logon Accounts, and QIES Website

CMSNet Verizon Broadband Connection

  • Contact CMSNet at 1-888-238-2122.

Medicare PPS Skilled Diagnoses and Payment Questions

  • Contact the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) / Fiscal Intermediary (FI) for the nursing facility. The Texas MAC is Novitas Solutions, https://www.novitas-solutions.com or 1-855-252-8782.