CMS answers questions about the 5-day assessment time frame and assessing ambulation at the start of care in the recently released OASIS Q&As.
This update includes 13 questions offering guidance on things such as:
  • When to assess self-care and mobility for GG items.
  • What constitutes a valid referral for M0104.
  • How to code GG0100C - Prior functioning: Everyday Activity Stairs when stairs aren't used by the patient.
  • How to code GG0130C - Toilet Hygiene when different levels of support are needed.
View CMS’ July 2021 quarterly OASIS Q&As at
For further coverage of the latest release of OASIS Q&As, see the upcoming issue of Home Health Line and the Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health.