OASIS-C
03/19/2017
The OASIS-C2 Q&As that CMS posted Feb. 24 finally offer direction in writing on how to answer M1311 (Current number of unhealed pressure ulcers at each stage) and M1313 (Worsening in pressure ulcer status since SOC/ROC).
01/23/2017
In the early stages of the transition to OASIS-C2, industry experts encourage agency leaders to focus training on a few items that could impact their bottom lines.
12/12/2016
Two-way communication and completion of the prescribed/recommended action must occur by midnight of the next calendar day after the potential clinically significant medication issue was identified to answer “1 — Yes-Issues found during review” in M2001 (Drug regimen review).
12/05/2016
Carefully capture your patients’ height and weight to ensure CMS accurately risk adjusts for pressure ulcers later.
11/07/2016
Report a diagnosis of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease (PVD)/peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in OASIS item M1028 (Active diagnoses) when either diagnosis meets the criteria for assignment in M1021 or M1023 as a primary or comorbid condition, according to the October 2016 CMS OASIS Q&As.
10/31/2016
Covering a pressure ulcer with a skin graft changes it from a pressure ulcer to a surgical wound. This new guidance from CMS could cost your agency.
10/31/2016
CMS no longer has a central point of communication for agencies to submit OASIS questions. Instead OASIS Education Coordinators (OECs) from all 50 states are being assigned responsibility to respond to inquiries.
10/27/2016
Report a diagnosis of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease (PVD)/peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in OASIS item M1028 (Active diagnoses) when either diagnosis meets the criteria for assignment in M1021 or M1023 as a primary or comorbid condition, according to the October 2016 CMS OASIS Q&As.
10/17/2016
Measure a wound from inside edge to inside edge to correctly document wound size and ensure that tunneling or undermining is correctly assessed even though incomplete healing may be present.
10/10/2016
Agencies should note that as of Sept. 15, the OASIS Q&A help desk at CMSOASISquestions@oasisanswers.com is no longer operational, CMS said in a response to a user inquiry.

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