Ensure clinicians have a firm grasp of what the term “prior” means when it comes to GG0110 (Prior device use). This concept will be crucial to accurately responding to this new OASIS-D item.
While agencies expect OASIS-D to have a negative impact on productivity, many respondents to a recent DecisionHealth survey haven’t worked to mitigate this risk and don’t yet have a plan to do so.
CMS has made massive updates to bring OASIS Q&A guidance up to date for the Jan. 1, 2019, implementation of OASIS-D.
If a patient isn’t able to attempt transferring in and out of the car because no car is available, enter response “10 - not attempted due to environmental limitations” on GG0170G (Mobility, car transfer).
Coders could be about to receive a boost in productivity thanks to the impending arrival of OASIS-D on Jan. 1, 2019.
The four pages of changes CMS has just made to its OASIS-D guidance manual correct a mistake involving physician-ordered resumptions of care (ROCs) and standardize language for pressure injury/ulcer items.
CMS announced in the Federal Register Aug. 13 that the public has another opportunity to comment about whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) should approve modifications to the OASIS that will lead to OASIS-D.
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about OASIS-D, agencies asked questions of industry expert Arlynn Hansell. 
The draft guidance manual defines an injury related to a fall as “Any documented injury that occurred as a result of, or was recognized within a short period of time (i.e. hours to a few days) after the fall and attributed to the fall.”
While CMS has proposed removing dozens of items from the OASIS to alleviate burden on home health agencies, experts contend many of the eliminated topics will continue to require assessment.


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