Collect information from multiple sources when responding to GG0110 (Prior device use). Doing so will help ensure more accurate responses.
When it comes to educating staff about how to respond to M1850 (Transferring), the key is paying close attention to the word “or” and how it’s used.
Agencies should establish policies for how to use a new valid response option coming to the OASIS beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
While OASIS-D1 will make responses to 23 existing items optional, agencies must keep in mind that the OASIS is only one piece of the assessment puzzle.
A revised CMS memorandum on OASIS-D1 sheds light on when to use the new version of the OASIS, including a special allowance designed to accommodate the transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
Respond to M1311 (Current number of unhealed pressure ulcers/injuries at each stage) at start of care (SOC) and resumption of care (ROC) based on the first skin assessment conducted by agency staff.
Closely evaluate whether nurses fill out M1860 (Ambulation/locomotion) based on if a patient can safely perform a task. It’s vital to respond properly to M1860 under the PPS, and it will remain critical under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
CMS guidance around how a new quality measure works offers valuable clarifications for agencies and clinicians struggling to understand new OASIS-D items capturing self-care and mobility.
Guidance on new items capturing information on falls, mobility, self-care and prior device use took center stage in the second set of quarterly OASIS Q&As that CMS issued since OASIS-D took effect Jan. 1.
Less than four months after the implementation of OASIS-D, CMS is already looking ahead to a new version of the assessment. The updates are expected to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.


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