OASIS-C
05/29/2019
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).
05/20/2019
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.
05/13/2019
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).
04/29/2019
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.
04/22/2019
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.
04/10/2019
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.
04/10/2019
Ensure clinicians have proper training about how to respond to the OASIS-D item involving patients’ ability to dress their lower body safely.
02/27/2019
New items capturing self-care and mobility have been among the biggest challenges for clinicians involving OASIS-D, with struggles ranging from difficulty understanding item guidance to issues with scrubber software flagging inconsistencies between these and certain existing items.
02/13/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about preparing for OASIS-D, agencies asked questions of industry expert Arlynn Hansell, owner of Therapy and More, LLC in Cincinnati. Here are some of her answers.
02/06/2019
Many corrections outlined in the OASIS-D errata released in July 2018 weren’t present in the final guidance manual, leaving some confusion about what guidance agencies were supposed to follow.

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