Make sure your clinicians are accurately scoring GG items as changes set in the final rule make several of these items critical to your Care Compare public reporting and your bottom line under HHVBP.
An intercepted fall would be considered a fall under M1033 (Risk for hospitalization) response “1 — History of falls (2 or more falls — or any fall with an injury — in the past 12 months),” CMS clarified in the quarterly OASIS Q&As, released Oct. 17. 
Having a full understanding of a patient’s vision status — and accurately capturing that through OASIS-E item B1000 (Vision) — can help you adapt a care plan to ensure both patient safety and positive outcomes.
OASIS-E item B0200 (Hearing) may get glossed over due to its seemingly straightforward nature but getting the correct answer to this question can go a long way to keep patients safe and determine homebound status.
Don’t get too caught up with the word “entirely” in response “3” for the OASIS M1800 items.
The information can be helpful in identifying vulnerable individuals and encouraging those individuals to keep their vaccination current. This also will be useful for the agency to track any COVID-19 cases and trends.
Educate staff on how to properly assess and respond to J0510 (Pain interfering with sleep) to ensure clinicians are not confusing the response options or timelines with those of the previous OASIS-D’s M1242 (Frequency of pain interfering with patient’s activity or movement).
Issues with the dash are emerging as one of the top challenges and areas that could slow coders and reviewers down with the new OASIS-E.
CMS addressed the conflicting information given in the OASIS-E assessment versus the OASIS-E Guidance Manual for when to complete the entire Patient Mood Interview for D0150. This information was released in the April OASIS-E Q&As.
How should BIMS be answered on the OASIS-E when the patient was discharged as non-billable without being asked the required questions?


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